July 24, 2011 stacys
Greetings New Day Film-lovers!
PBS’s Independent Television Service (ITVS) is commemorating its 20th anniversary with a free online film festival featuring 20 compelling documentaries from July 25-September 23.
Two of them are New Day Films favorites: Johnny Symons’ “Daddy and Papa,” and Rick Goldsmith’s “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.”
We like to point out that New Day Films distributes more than three dozen ITVS-funded films… and that ITVS came about because of the pioneering work of independent filmmakers and visionary programmers. We’re proud to be part of that legacy and thrilled that ITVS is sharing some of this great work with audiences this summer.
Link here to New Day’s Johnny Symons on his experience with ITVS
Link here to the ITVS free online film festival
By the way… what’s your favorite independent documentary film this summer? Leave us a comment and let us know~
July 19, 2011 stacys
New Day Films is proud to announce that four films in the collection have been nominated for Emmy Awards in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Categories. For Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story-Long Form, Rebecca Richman Cohen, Director/Producer of “War Don Don,” and S. Leo Chiang, Producer/Director of “A Village Called Versailles.” For Outstanding Informational Programming-Long Form, Stephanie Wang-Breal, Director/Producer of “Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy.” For New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries, Jen Gilomen and Sally Rubin Producer/Directors of “Deep Down??A Story From the Heart of Coal Country, The Virtual Mine.” “War Don Don” was also nominated for Outstanding Editing, and filmmaker member Rebecca Snedeker’s recent work was nominated in the Outstanding Historical Programming-Long Form category. Congratulations to these filmmakers!
July 15, 2011 stacys
Big news for Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy! The film is currently on its way to Korea for the Disabled Persons’ Human Rights Film Festival in Jeju! Also, Alice Elliott has just been awarded a grant from the Fledgling Fund to use Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy to develop and recruit leadership within the intellectual disability community.