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POV Receives a Record 12 Nominations for 2011 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

   

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POV has received a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards! Three POV films, Food, Inc., The Oath and Presumed Guilty, garnered multiple nominations including Best Documentary. Five other films received nominations: the feature-length Good Fortune, Off and Running, Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy and the shorts The Archive and the StoryCorps Animated Series. PBS received 32 nominations in total.

"We are living in a golden age of documentary filmmaking and we are humbled that the Academy has recognized POV films and filmmakers with such outstanding honors this year," said Simon Kilmurry, executive producer of POV. "These are films that take passion, courage and tenacity to make, and they are proof that the work of independent documentary filmmakers actually can make a difference."

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM - LONG FORM

Presumed Guilty

Directors: Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith; Producer: Layda Negrete; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Patricia Boero; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro

The Oath
Directors: Director/Producer: Laura Poitras; Co Producers: Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan, Jonathan Oppenheim; Executive Producers: David Menschel, Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro


OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING - LONG FORM

Food, Inc.

Director/Producer: Robert Kenner; Producer: Elise Pearlstein; Co Producers: Richard Pearce, Eric Schlosser, Melissa Robeldo; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, William Pohlad, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro

Off and Running
Director: Nicole Opper; Producer: Sharese Bullock Bailey; Executive Producers: Macky Alston, Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer, Sandra Itkoff, Jacquie Jones; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy
Director/Producer: Stephanie Wang Breal; Executive Producers: Stephen Gong, Simon Kilmurry; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro


OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING - LONG FORM

Good Fortune

Director: Landon Van Soest; Producer: Jeremy Levine; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Diana Barrett, Katy Chevigny, Judith Helfand, Andrew Herwitz; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro


OUTSTANDING ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMMING

Storycorps Animated Series

Director/Animator: Tim Rauch; Director/Producer: Mike Rauch; Producer: Lizzie Jacobs; Executive Producers: Dave Isay, Simon Kilmurry; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro


BEST DOCUMENTARY

Food, Inc.

Director/Producer: Robert Kenner; Producer: Elise Pearlstein; Co Producers: Richard Pearce, Eric Schlosser, Melissa Robeldo; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, William Pohlad, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro

Presumed Guilty
Directors: Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith; Producer: Layda Negrete; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Patricia Boero; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro

The Oath
Directors: Director/Producer: Laura Poitras; Co Producers: Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan, Jonathan Oppenheim; Executive Producers: David Menschel, Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro


NEW APPROACHES TO NEWS & DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: ARTS, LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

The Archive

Producer/Director: Sean Dunne; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro


OUTSTANDING RESEARCH

Presumed Guilty

Directors: Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith; Producer: Layda Negrete; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Patricia Boero; Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV: Cynthia Lopez; Director of Programming and Production, American Documentary/POV: Chris White; Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer, American Documentary/POV: Andrew Catauro

The 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring programming distributed during the calendar year 2010, will be presented on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Emmy Awards will be presented in 42 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview and Best Documentary, among others. The full list of nominees for the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards is available on the National Television Academy's website.

POV
Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and now in its 24th season on PBS, the award-winning POV is the longest-running showcase on American television to feature the work of today's best independent documentary filmmakers. Airing June through September with primetime specials during the year, POV has brought more than 300 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide and has a Webby Award-winning online series, POV's Borders. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today's most pressing social issues. Visit www.pbs.org/pov.

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Educational Foundation of America, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, FACT and public television viewers. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Project VoiceScape is a partnership of Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

American Documentary, Inc.
American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a multimedia company dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. AmDoc develops collaborative strategic-engagement activities around socially relevant content on television, online and in community settings. These activities are designed to trigger action, from dialogue and feedback to educational opportunities and community participation. Simon Kilmurry is executive producer POV; Cynthia Lopez is executive vice co-executive producer of POV.

Contacts:
POV Communications: 212-989-7425
Emergency contact: 646-729-4748
Cathy Fisher, cfisher@pov.org
POV online pressroom: www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom

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