The American Film Institute has selected documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie") as its AFI Docs Charles Guggenheim honoree.
The honor will be presented June 20 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and include a presentation of Gibney's work and a Q&A with Gibney.
WGA Award for Best Documentary Screenplay. His film "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" won the Producers Guild of America documentary award earlier this year and his "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" won three primetime Emmys.
Other films include "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer" and "Gonzo: the Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson." He's also producing Amy Berg's Janis Joplin documentary "Janis: Little Girl Blue," which is being introduced by buyers at Cannes, and a four-hour documentary about Frank Sinatra for HBO.
Previous Guggenheim honorees include Charles Guggenheim (2003), Barbara Kopple (2004), Martin Scorsese (2006), Jonathan Demme (2007), Spike Lee (2008), Albert Maysles (2009), Frederick Wiseman (2010), Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker (2011), Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (2012) and Errol Morris (2013).