Thursday, April 26, 2012

COMING HOME nominated for New England Emmy!

We learned last night that COMING HOME,  which already this year has won a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award, has been nominated for a 35th New England Emmy by the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. We are one of six films nominated in the Outstanding Documentary category. Winners will be announced at a banquet June 2 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. A list of all nominees can be found at the New England chapter page.

Once again, our gratitude to the veterans who appeared in this film, sharing painful stories in the hope it would help others -- and to the Rhode Island National Guard and the Providence VA Medical Center, which opened their doors to photographer John Freidah, editor Cile Prestamo and me for the second half of last year. Add narration by columnist and Marine Vietnam veteran Bob Kerr, and the film was complete.

With our in-house Providence Journal documentary production team firmly established now, we continue to move into projects with social significance and public-service value.

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