We arrived in the office this morning to fantastic news! Four Independent Lens films have been nominated for a total of five Emmy Awards! We are thrilled that these remarkable filmmakers are receiving such a well-deserved honor. Congratulations to all of you!

And the nominees are …

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY – LONG FORM
Bhutto  (Duane Baughman, director/producer; Mark Seigel and Arlene Sorkin, producers; Glenn Aveni, executive producer; Sally Jo Fifer, executive producer for ITVS; Lois Vossen, senior series producer for Independent Lens)

OUTSTANDING ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMMING (Two nominations)
The Woodmans (C. Scott Willis, director/producer; Neil Barrett and Jeff Werner, producers: Sally Jo Fifer, executive producer for ITVS; Lois Vossen, senior series producer for Independent Lens)

The Desert of Forbidden Art (Tchavdar Georgiev and Amanda Pope, director/producers; Sally Jo Fifer, executive producer for ITVS; Lois Vossen, senior series producer for Independent Lens)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: MUSIC & SOUND
The Desert of Forbidden Art (Tchavdar Georgiev and Amanda Pope, directo/producers; Sally Jo Fifer, executive producer for ITVS; Lois Vossen, senior series producer for Independent Lens). See trailer above.

OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM
A Film Unfinished (Yael Hersonski, director/producer; Itay Ken-Tor and Noemi Schory, producers;  Sally Jo Fifer, executive producer for ITVS; Lois Vossen, senior series producer for Independent Lens)