Film produced by Essex academic lands Oscar

A DOCUMENTARY produced by an Essex University tutor helped has landed an Oscar.

Searching For Sugar Man was named Best Documentary at last night's Academy Awards.

Sheryl Crown, from Wivenhoe, was executive producer of the film, which tells of folk singer Sixto Rodriguez, who became a household name in South Africa while working as a construction worker in the US.

Mrs Crown is a freelance screenwriting tutor at Essex University's department of literature, film and theatre studies and runs the Documentary Company, which helped finance Searching For Sugar Man.

See Tuesday's newspaper for the full story

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5:53pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Boris says...

Well done, Sheryl Crown. I hope her film will soon be shown in Colchester, it sounds a lot better than most of the drivel they serve up at the Odeon.
Well done, Sheryl Crown. I hope her film will soon be shown in Colchester, it sounds a lot better than most of the drivel they serve up at the Odeon. Boris
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2:46am Tue 26 Feb 13

Boris says...

I have just heard that Wivenhoe Moving Image are showing it at their usual venue this Saturday evening, with Ms Crown answering questions afterwards.
I have just heard that Wivenhoe Moving Image are showing it at their usual venue this Saturday evening, with Ms Crown answering questions afterwards. Boris
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