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New Film Explores ‘Washington’s Wildest Week’

By Christina Wilkie | Posted: 02/12/2015 1:51 pm EST WASHINGTON -- Once a year, Washington parties like it's Hollywood. Now this annual shindig, the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, is the subject of a new documentary. "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week" will be released April 10, a few weeks ahead of the correspondents dinner. [...]

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How you can get involved

We hope that you’ll watch and enjoy, “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week,” but we also hope that, when you’re done, that’ll be just the beginning of our conversation about both the film and the issues it raises. If you haven’t yet joined us on social media, here are some of the ways that we [...]

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The 2015 Dinner

When you’re done watching our documentary, you might find yourself also being interested in watching the actual White House Correspondents’s Dinner. Our film takes you behind the scenes of both the dinner and the week long roster of parties that surround it. That stuff, you won’t find on television, but what you will find on [...]

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How “Nerd Prom” came about

In my previous blog post, I explained why I decided to make “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week.” As I’ve discovered over the past year, however, the “how” of documentary filmmaking can be a much more involved story. As someone with a mortgage and a family, it was a big risk to quit what was, [...]

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Why I made this movie

For ten years I’ve covered and observed this dinner and these parties. I remember in 2003 -- having just moved to Washington, D.C. and into an apartment building just blocks away from the dinner’s location at the Washington Hilton -- hearing from friends that if you just slap on a suit and tie, you could [...]

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Wait, why is it called “Nerd Prom”?

That’s a good question … and kind of a timeless one. In short, the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner and its corresponding parties have earned the “nerd prom” nickname over the years for one simple reason: This is Washington’s biggest party each year (hence, the “prom”) and, well, the town is filled with a [...]

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Welcome to ‘Nerd Prom’

Thanks for visiting this site and for being a part of a year long filmmaking journey that has resulted in the first documentary about the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner and its surrounding festivities: “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week.” The dinner started in 1921 as a small gathering and also as a way [...]

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