Glen and Ralph Zipper both graduate from Fort Lee High School; now they're Oscar winning producers.
A film produced in part by two Fort Lee High School graduates won the Oscar Sunday for best documentary feature at the 84th Academy Awards. Among several producers of the film “Undefeated,” which tells the story of a struggling high school football team from a poor neighborhood in Memphis, Tenn., are Glen Zipper, 39, a 1990 graduate of FLHS, and his brother, Ralph, 45, who also graduated from the high school, NorthJersey.com recently reported. Directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, “Undefeated” defeated “Hell and Back Again,” “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” and “Pina” to take home top honors in the category.
An imaginary Academy Awards ceremony in Fort Lee to honor the Best Pictures of 1912.
This Sunday, ABC will broadcast the 84th Academy Awards live from the newly named Hollywood and Highland Center, thanks to the bankruptcy of--believe it or not--Kodak, which bought the naming rights to the theatre several years ago. As noted in a previous From the Archives piece, nominated this year for Best Picture is an actual, honest-to-goodness silent film: The Artist. This superb film certainly opens the door to a look back at some images that pre-date the Oscars and the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. What say we take a look at possible nominees for Best Picture, if the Oscars existed in 1912? Of course, since 100 years ago, Fort Lee was the center of film production in the United States, all of the films …