In a room filled with independent filmmakers and journalists, the 2018 News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony was a night to remember. ITVS received three Emmy awards: Forever Pure (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary; Abacus (FRONTLINE) for Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary; and TOWER (Independent Lens) for Outstanding Historical Documentary.
“We are overjoyed to have three ITVS co-productions honored by the esteemed Television Academy," said Sally Jo Fifer, President and CEO, ITVS. "With unwavering support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, funders and viewers across the nation, ITVS is honored to provide brave and passionate storytellers with a platform to produce films that reflect today’s world. Thank you to our colleagues at FRONTLINE and Independent Lens, these films are a testament to your dedication and courage in bringing important stories to audiences nationwide.”
Keith Maitland (Left) Director of TOWER
Ines Hofmann Kanna, Producer of National Bird, Sonia Kennebeck, Director of National Bird, and Lois Vossen, Executive Producer of Independent Lens
Melissa Jacobson and James Solomon, filmmakers of The Witness
Christ White, Executive Producer of POV, Justine Nagan, Executive Producer of POV, Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez and Jamie Sisley, Directors of Farewell Ferris Wheel, and Chris Hastings, Executive Producer & Editorial Manager for WORLD Channel
Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel, co-directors of SEED: The Untold Story
Among the night's incredible acceptance speeches, watch TOWER director Keith Maitland's below.
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