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POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

   

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'Nostalgia for the Light' Receives 2 Nominations, Including Best Documentary; 'The City Dark,' 'Give Up Tomorrow,' 'Granito,' 'My Reincarnation,' 'StoryCorps Animated Series,' 'Sound of Vision,' POV 25th Anniversary Promotional Reel Nominated

Winners to Be Announced on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York

New York, Ny - July 11, 2013 - POV (Point of View), public television's premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received nine nominations for the 2013 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The POV nominees are: Nostalgia for the Light (two nominations including Best Documentary), The City Dark, Give Up Tomorrow, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, My Reincarnation, POV | StoryCorps Animated Series, Sound of Vision and POV's 25th anniversary promotional reel. In 2012, POV set a record by winning five News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

This year, PBS received 45 nominations in total. David Fanning, Executive Producer of FRONTLINE, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring programming distributed during the calendar year 2012, will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 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.

"These nominations reflect the growing importance of documentaries in our world today," said Simon Kilmurry, Executive Producer of POV. "As we've seen recently, Granito played a vital part in events unfolding in Guatemala, where a dictator was on trial, and Give Up Tomorrow exposed judicial corruption in the Philippines, where a young man was unjustly accused of murder."

"From spiritual journeys such as My Reincarnation to the search for justice in Give Up Tomorrow and Granito to the meaning of the night sky in The City Dark and Nostalgia for the Light, these are films of profound beauty and uncompromising reporting," said Cynthia López, Co-Executive Producer of POV. "We are delighted that our short films, including StoryCorps Animated Series and Sound of Vision, which was part of the International Documentary Challenge, are being recognized as well."

POV has previously won 32 Emmy Awards, including a 2007 Special News & Documentary Emmy for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking. POV has garnered a total of 113 Emmy nominations, including a 2011 Primetime Emmy® nomination. In addition, POV has won 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards®, the Prix Italia, the Webby, two IDA Awards for Best Continuing Series and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Corporate Commitment to Diversity Award. In 2013, POV was honored with a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

POV's 2013 Emmy nominations follow (visit www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom/ for descriptions, links, embeddable trailers, art and press releases):

Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long-Form

  • Give Up Tomorrow - Director: Michael Collins; Producer: Marty Syjuco; Executive Producers: Ramona Diaz, Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer, Don Young; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.
  • Granito: How to Nail a Dictator - Director: Pamela Yates; Producer: Paco de Onís; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.

Outstanding Informational Programming - Long-Form

  • My Reincarnation - Director: Jennifer Fox; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.

Outstanding Historical Programming - Long-Form

  • Nostalgia for the Light - Director: Patricio Guzmán; Producer: Renate Sachse; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Sandie Viquez Pedlow; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

  • The City Dark - Director: Ian Cheney; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.

Best Documentary

  • Nostalgia for the Light - Director: Patricio Guzmán; Producer: Renate Sachse; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Sandie Viquez Pedlow; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.

New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture

  • POV | StoryCorps Animated Series - Directors/Animators: Tim Rauch, Mike Rauch; Executive Producers: Dave Isay, Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.
  • Sound of Vision - Directors: Dongnan Chen, Julia Doran, Loretta van der Horst, Joseph Vele; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.

Outstanding Promotional Announcement - Institutional

  • POV 25th Anniversary Promotional Reel - Creative Director, Editor: Jeremy Workman; Producer: Robert Lyons; Composer: Ryan Shore; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; VP, Programming & Production: Chris White; Series Producer: Yance Ford; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro.

The full list of nominees for the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards is available at www.emmyonline.tv.

Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and now in its 26th 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. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide. 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.

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POV's award-winning website extends the life of our films online with interactive features, interviews, updates, video and educational content, plus listings for television broadcasts, community screenings and films available online. The POV Blog is a gathering place for documentary fans and filmmakers to discuss their favorite films and get the latest news.

POV Community Engagement and Education (www.pbs.org/pov/outreach)
POV's Community Engagement and Education team works with educators, community organizations and PBS stations to present more than 600 free screenings every year. In addition, we distribute free discussion guides and standards-aligned lesson plans for each of our films. With our community partners, we inspire dialogue around the most important social issues of our time.

American Documentary, Inc. (www.amdoc.org)
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 is a catalyst for public culture, developing 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.

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the desJardins/Blachman Fund and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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