DOCUMENTARIAN STANLEY NELSON TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE 37TH ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS

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DOCUMENTARIAN STANLEY NELSON TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE 37TH ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS

New York, N.Y. – July 28, 2016 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that the 2016 News & Documentary Emmy Award honoree for Lifetime Achievement is documentarian and founder of Firelight Media, Stanley Nelson. Mr. Nelson is to be honored for his mastery of the craft of the documentary, particularly the historical documentary, and for his distinguished body of films exploring the many facets of the African American experience. The honor is bestowed annually on a journalist or filmmaker who has made a lasting and distinguished contribution to broadcast journalism or documentary film.
The award will be presented on September 21, 2016, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City during the 37th Annual News
& Documentary Emmy Awards.

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