Canadian Filmmakers/Producers Honoured Today With Emmy Nominations
Associated Producers Ltd., for Tales From The Organ Trade
Storyline Entertainment for Herman’s House and The World Before Her
Winners will be announced during the September 30, 2014 Awards ceremony in New York City
Associated Producers Ltd. – Garner 2 Emmy Nominations
Outstanding Investigative Journalism and Outstanding Writing for Tales From The Organ Trade
Tales From the Organ Trade, an unprecedented investigation into the black market trade for human organs, garnered 2 Emmy nominations today for Associated Producer Ltd’s Ric Esther Bienstock, Simcha Jacobovici and Felix Golubev as well as HBO’s Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer and Nancy Abraham, Supervising Producer. The film is up for Outstanding Investigative Journalism and director Ric Esther Bienstock is also nominated in the Outstanding Writing category. The film won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow earlier this year. The same team won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for their last documentary, Sex Slaves (2006).
“I’m overjoyed to be recognized for the second time by the Emmys,” says director Ric Esther Bienstock. “This was such a challenging film to make and I feel that this nomination is a testament to all the courageous people who appeared on camera to tell their powerful stories.”
Tales From the Organ Trade was produced in association with HBO documentary Films, Shaw Media and Canal D, with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund and Rogers Documentary Fund and Rogers Cable Network Fund.
Storyline Entertainment – Garner 2 Emmy Nominations
Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming – Angad Singh Bhalla’s Herman’s House
Outstanding Coverage a Current News Story—Long Form – Nisha Pahuja’s The World Before Her
After 12 nominations and one win at the Canadian Screen Awards earlier this year, Toronto-based Storyline Entertainment continues its success as a producer of documentaries of distinction with two Emmy Award nominations. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences list of nominees for the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards includes two Storyline films; Herman’s House, by Angad Singh Bhalla, received a nomination for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming and The World Before Her, by Nisha Pahuja, received a nomination for Outstanding Coverage a Current News Story—Long Form.
“We are honoured with the nominations and to see our films in the company of so many other great documentaries,” says Storyline CEO Ed Barreveld. “It’s testimony to the power of documentary and a lot of talented people who helped make these films so special.”
Herman’s House was financed with support from Ford Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Sundance Institute, SVT, and the Jerome Foundation. The World Before Her was pre-sold to TVO and Knowledge, with support from Telefilm Canada’s Theatrical Documentary Fund, OMDC’s Film Fund and Rogers Documentary Fund in addition to several other international funders.
Established in 2000, Storyline Entertainment is an award-winning producer of non-fiction programming with a distinct point of view, international appeal and high production values.