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2010 IDA Documentary Awards: Continuing Series Nominees

By IDA Editorial Staff

From Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks

30 for 30 (*Winner)
Executive Producers: Keith Clinkscales, John Dahl, Joan Lynch, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, John Skipper, John Walsh

In celebration of ESPN's 30th anniversary, 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring 30 films from some of today's finest storytellers. Each filmmaker bring passion and personal point of view to his/her film, detailing the issues, trends, athletes, teams, rivalries, games and events that transformed the sports landscape from 1979 to 2009.


American Experience
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Senior Producer: Sharon Grimberg
Series Producer: Susan Bellows
Series Manager: James E. Dunford
Coordinating Producer: Susan Mottau

Television's most-watched history series, American Experience, on air and online, brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present. Acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, American Experience documentaries have been honored with every major broadcast award, including 24 Emmy Awards, four duPont-Columbia Awards, and 14 George Foster Peabody Awards.


Art in the Twenty-First Century
Executive Producer: Susan Sollins
Series Producer: Eve-Laure Moros Ortega
Art21, PBS

Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only primetime national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, invites audiences to meet 14 of today's most accomplished artists as they create works that reflect important and timely global issues. The artists span five continents and include such legendary figures as Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Carrie Mae Weems and William Kentridge. Art21's four-part series reveals artists' perspectives on current affairs, politics, economics, history and popular culture, as well as showcases the artists' working processes and their studios.


Brick City
Executive Producers: Evan Shapiro, Forest Whitaker, Lynne Kirby, Mala Chapple, Marc Levin, Mark Benjamin
Directors: Marc Levin, Mark Benjamin
Brick City TV LLC, Sundance Channel

Brick City is a five-part documentary series that fans out around the city of Newark, New Jersey to capture the daily drama of a community striving to become a better, safer and stronger place to live. Against great odds, Newark's citizens and its mayor, Cory A. Booker, fight to raise the city out of nearly a half century of violence, poverty and corruption. In Brick City, the lives of Mayor Booker, citizens on the front lines and key figures re-making the city-from developers to ex-gang members-intertwine in a portrait of a city at a critical moment in history.


Wide Angle
Executive Producer: Tom Casciato
Senior Producer: Nina Chaudry
Thirteen/WNET, PBS

Wide Angle was created in 2001 as a response to the lack of in-depth international news coverage in the United States. Nine years later, Wide Angle is the only program exclusively dedicated to international current affairs documentaries. For each broadcast, producers and journalists from around the globe report on an event, issue or trend through the eyes of the people who are living it day to day. In its first eight seasons, Wide Angle traveled to more than 50 countries to explore the forces that are shaping the world today, presenting global stories on a human scale and offering Americans uncommon and invaluable insight into today's interconnected world.