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2012 IDA Documentary Awards: Best Continuing Series Nominees

By IDA Editorial Staff

American Masters (winner)
Executive Producer: Susan Lacy
Series Producer: Prudence Glass
Supervising Producer: Julie Sachs
Coordinating Producer: Junko Tsunashima
THIRTEEN in association with PBS

Launched in 1986, the American Masters series has brought unique insight and originality to illuminating the lives and creative journeys of more than 180 of our nation's most enduring artistic giants. Directed by some of the finest documentary filmmakers of our time, these individually crafted programs reflect the particular style and attention that each subject deserves. American Masters has become a cultural legacy in its own right, capturing the extraordinary mosaic of our creative heritage and traditions.

Independent Lens
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer
Senior Series Producer: Lois Vossen
Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with PBS

Airing weekly on PBS, the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens is like an independent film festival in your living room. Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places.

Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry
Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López
Vice President of Programming and Production: Chris White
Series Producer: Yance Ford
Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro
American Documentary | POV in association with PBS

Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is the longest-running showcase on American television to feature the work of today's best independent documentary filmmakers. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide and has won 32 Emmy Awards, including a Special News & Documentary Emmy for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today's most pressing social issues.