Emmy Awards Spotlight: Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

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April 10, 2024

About The Event

Governors Megan Chao and Dawn Porter, along with the Documentary Programming Peer Group Executive Committee, invite members of the Documentary Programming, Directors, Producers, Professional Representatives, and Public Relations Peer Groups to:

Emmy Awards Spotlight: Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

One of the most coveted awards in documentary is the Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking Emmy. The category honors the best of the genre, through one of three criteria: profound social impact, significant innovation of form, or remarkable mastery of filmmaking technique. We take a deep dive with our former governors, creators, and past nominees and winners of the award, and answer questions about the submissions process. As a juried award, it is truly a celebration of the filmmakers and the craft of documentary.


  • Dan Birman, Director & Producer, Birman Productions, Inc.
  • Shari Cookson, Director & Producer, Mackerel Sky Films
  • Julie Shore, Vice President of Awards, Television Academy
  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens

Moderated by:

  • Dawn Porter, Director & Producer, Trilogy Films

*Panelists subject to change

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April 10, 2024
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12:00 pm PDT



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