was the director and executive producer of the Academy Award-winning feature film documentary An Inconvenient Truth with former Vice President, Al Gore. He was producer and director of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Deadwood. His television directing credits include the pilot of the CBS show The Unit as well as episodes of Numbers, The Shield, Alias, 24, and such critically acclaimed programs as NYPD Blue, ER, and Party of Five. He was an Executive Producer of Training Day and director of the film Gossip for Warner Brothers.
In 1999, Guggenheim undertook an ambitious project documenting the challenging first year of several novice public school teachers. The result of this intensive immersion into Los Angeles's public school system is two documentary films: The First Year and Teach. Both films were made to address the tremendous need for qualified teachers in California and nationwide, to create awareness of the crisis as well as inspire the next generation to become teachers.
: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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