Docs That Rock

Emmy and Festival Nods for NY77!

A pair of good news items regarding our 2007 Vh1 Rock Doc NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell. We learned it has been nominated for two Emmy Awards! One for Outstanding Arts and Cultural documentary as well as a nomination in the crafts category for graphics! It’s a huge honor to get recognized and equally gratifying that it comes right after our victory last year in this category for the VH1 Rock Doc: DMC: My Adoption Journey. Tons of thanks to the team who helped make it happen: Henry Corra, Jeremy Amar, Wyeth Hansen and Nanette Burstein, who has had a triplely amazing month: new baby, her new American Teen doc opening to great reviews nationwide, and this nomination.

Earlier, we also got an unexpected ask for NY77 to appear in the Barcelona In-Edit Music Documentary Festival. I was never aware of this doc fest before our invitation but now I hold it in high esteem (of course.) There is a definitely an opening for a music documentary festival in the U.S. Both South by Southwest and Silverdocs devote programming categories to music docs and there has been small festivals in Canada and Australia. But no main U.S. music doc-only festivals. It’s a side project we are pursuing so watch this space! (Yes, this is a naked attempt to get to travel to Barcelona for a fact finding mission about running music doc festivals.)

Enjoy an except from the Emmy-nominated NY77 below!
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July 31, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. […] list of films, including a special forum devoted to (you guessed it) VH1 Rock Docs! So forget Barcelona, see you in […]

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  2. […] they say, it’s nice to be nominated, right? Our VH1 Rock Doc: NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell didn’t take the Emmy for Best Arts and Cultural Doc. The winner: Frontline’s The Undertaking about a poet/funeral […]

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  3. […] to the rock canon. This is no knock on the city. Indeed, as we lovingly recalled in our NY77 doc, NYC may not be known for bands but more for launching movements like disco, ‘80s New Wave (which […]

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