Independent Lens Snags Five Emmy Nominations!

July 12, 2012 by Brooke Shelby Biggs in

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)

Brooke Shelby Biggs