Jay Rosenstein, Producer/Director
Jay Rosenstein is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning independent documentary producer, director, writer, and editor whose work has been seen nationally on the PBS series P.O.V. and Independent Lens, the Independent Film Channel, ABC World News, ESPN, the Nickelodeon Channel, and film festivals worldwide including Sundance.
His documentary The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today has won a Peabody, two Emmy Awards for Best Historical Documentary and Best Writing in the Mid-America region, a CINE Golden Eagle, and a Gracie Award.
Jay's previous work includes the documentaries The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out, which aired on Independent Lens and won a Documentary Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association and a CINE Golden Eagle; and Erased, which premiered at Sundance in 2001 and screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival among others.
His best-known documentary, the 1997 In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports, aired nationally on the PBS series P.O.V. and was recognized by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as one of the most outstanding programs on race in American television in 1997-1998.
Jay has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Independent Television Service (twice), the Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, the Illinois Humanities Council, and the Illinois Arts Council.
Jay lives in Champaign, Illinois with his two daughters, where he is an Associate Professor in the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana. His website is jayrosenstein.com.