Tod Lending is an Academy Award®-nominated and national Emmy Award-winning producer, director and writer whose work has aired nationally on all the major networks as well as on HBO and PBS. His documentaries have also won awards at film festivals and been televised in Europe and Asia. Lending's feature documentary, Legacy, a critical success at the Sundance Film Festival, was also nominated for an Academy Award® in 2000, and went on to air on both Cinemax/HBO and PBS. Lending also wrote, produced and directed the award-winning No Time to Be a Child, a three-part documentary series, co-produced with Detroit Public Television, that aired nationally on PBS. Lending is the recipient of numerous other awards, including a national Emmy for Outstanding Children's Special, a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, CINE Gold Eagle, Golden Apple, the New York Festival World Medal and the Innovation in Documentary Award. He is the founder and president of Nomadic Pictures, a film and television company based in Chicago.