Chalet filmed the 2006 Academy Award winning documentary March of the Penguins, which was also nominated for the BAFTA Best Photography award. In 2006, Chalet initiated legal action against the producers of the film, alleging that his royalty contract had been renegotiated under duress, and that he had not been credited for authorship. 
- (in French)Association Français des directeurs de la photographie Cinématographique
- Zola, Amelie (March 2007). "The unfortunate experience of a Director of Photography". European Federation of Cinematographers (Imago). Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
- ‘Penguins‘ d.p. nests in court.("March of the Penguins")(Laurent Chalet files lawsuit against producers), Daily Variety, December, 2006 by James, Alison Online at HighBeam via Bnet