Dan Edge Joins FRONTLINE’s Expanding Team as Senior Producer and Commissioning Editor

July 28, 2015
by Patrice Taddonio Assistant Director of Audience Development

Dan Edge, an award-winning filmmaker who has produced and directed documentaries in more than twenty countries, is stepping into a new consulting role at the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE as senior producer and commissioning editor based out of the UK.

Edge, whose most recent documentary with FRONTLINE is May’s acclaimed Outbreak, will join FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath in recruiting new filmmakers and building FRONTLINE’s strategy around international co-productions and new production models.

“Dan has produced so many inspired films for FRONTLINE tackling some of the toughest issues of our time — from the mental health struggles facing returning U.S. veterans, to the Japanese nuclear disaster, to his most recent accountability project on the Ebola outbreak,” says Aronson-Rath. “I couldn’t be more pleased that he’s joining our senior editorial team.”

Edge is the second recent addition to that team: Aronson-Rath announced in late June that Shayla Harris, who helped to lead The New York Times’ video efforts for more than a decade, is joining the series as senior producer for digital video.

Documentaries Edge has produced and directed have earned every major award in broadcast journalism, including Emmys, a Peabody, and two Columbia duPont Awards in the United States, and a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award in the UK.

In recent months, he has been working with Aronson-Rath, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the interactive technology agency Secret Location on a virtual reality project about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More information about the project’s launch will be forthcoming.

“After many years of making films for FRONTLINE, I’m thrilled to join the series in this new capacity,” says Edge. “It’s an honor to become part of FRONTLINE’s senior editorial team. I’m excited to recruit new filmmaking talent, innovate and experiment with the documentary form, and help guide FRONTLINE’s acclaimed journalism.”

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