[ASC-list] Immortal wins 2012 Emmy Award

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Mon Oct 8 08:43:15 UTC 2012

Dear ASC colleagues,

We have an Emmy winner in our midst - Melbourne film maker Sonya Pemberton.

Australia's only Emmy Award winning documentary Immortal
re-screening by popular demand
SBS TV  830pm Sunday 14th October 2012
October 2, 2012 New York:  Immortal was recognized by the United States National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming.
Five years in the making, Immortal was written and directed by Sonya Pemberton (Genepool Productions) and produced by December Media/Pemberton Films for SBS. The film follows the work of distinguished Australian scientist Professor Elizabeth Blackburn. In 2009, Elizabeth and her team's discovery of an 'immortalising' enzyme deep in the DNA of a single-celled pond creature, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Broadcast on SBS in 2010 as part of its 'Secrets of the Human Body' season, Immortal was retitled Decoding Immortality for the American audience and broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel in 2011.

Immortal has now won over 20 major accolades including Special Jury Prize, 2012 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards, Best Science at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 2011 National Press Club, and winning Sonya Pemberton the 2011 Health Journalist of the Year.

The 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards was presented on Oct. 1, at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York. The Emmy Awards are the major US national broadcast journalism competition. They promote journalistic excellence by awarding the coveted Emmy to the very best news reports and documentary films in the world.


Niall Byrne

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