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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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Our Anniversary Interview With Patrick Gavin

Our Anniversary Interview With Patrick Gavin Corinne Grinapol on Jan. 14, 2015 - 12:02 PM It’s hard to believe it’s already been 10 years since FishbowlDC first popped up in Washington — back when blogging was still somewhat of a foreign concept. Plenty has changed since 2005 and the DC media scene is nearly unrecognizable [...]

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Nerd Prom – Not a Seminar, Not a College Course, Not a Press Conference, It’s Dinner

Nerd Prom It’s Not a Seminar, It’s Not a College Course, It’s Not a Press Conference … It’s Dinner’ By Merrill Knox on May. 3, 2014 - 9:28 AM The annual “Nerd Prom” weekend — when media executives, television personalities and Hollywood celebrities descend on Washington, D.C. for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner — [...]

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The Needle: Revenge of the Nerds V

The Needle: Revenge of the Nerds V Perry Stein on May. 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm Why?: Tired of hearing about the White House Correspondents' Dinner and all the fancy parties? Well, then, you're not going to like this: Reporter Patrick Gavin, who is leaving his job at Politico today, is making a documentary on the [...]

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WHCA Dinner Focus of New Documentary by Patrick Gavin

WHCA Dinner Focus of New Documentary by Patrick Gavin By Nick Massella on May. 2, 2014 - 2:40 PM Former FishbowlDC-er Patrick Gavin’s last day at POLITICO was yesterday and the reporter who’s covered nearly 10 years of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is working on a documentary exploring the annual event. According to [...]

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From #NerdProm to Hairshirts

From #NerdProm to Hairshirts By David Weigel, May 2 2014 10:27 AM By no means do I claim to have my finger on the pulse of the D.C. party scene. I've hung around long enough to be invited to some events around the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, but don't throw elbows to get [...]

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Patrick Gavin’s WHCD documentary to include ‘fans and haters’

Patrick Gavin’s WHCD documentary to include ‘fans and haters’ By Emily Heil May 1, 2014 At least one camera capturing this weekend’s madness surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner will be looking for something less ephemeral than a selfie: Patrick Gavin, a longtime reporter for Politico, will be filming scenes for a documentary on [...]

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Documentary Sheds Light on How D.C.’s ‘Nerd Prom’ Became a Celebrity Swarm

Documentary Sheds Light on How D.C.’s ‘Nerd Prom’ Became a Celebrity Swarm By Ted Johnson | April 30, 2014 | 02:02PM PT Journalist Patrick Gavin has covered the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner for nearly a decade, but he’s leaving Politico to put D.C.’s celebrity-driven gala under the microscope of a two-hour feature length documentary. [...]

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