Mark Samels

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Mark Samels

Samels has been instrumental in bringing American Experience recognition as a leading presenter of world-class films to a wide audience through broadcast on PBS. Under his leadership, American Experience documentaries have been honored with nearly every industry award, including the Peabody Award, Primetime Emmys, the duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, Writers Guild Awards, Oscar nominations, Audience and Grand Jury Awards at the Sundance Film Festival, and the Eric Barnouw Award from the Organization of American Historians. A founding member of the International Documentary Association, Samels serves on the advisory council of the World Congress of History Producers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Job Title: 
Director
 
 

Filmmakers


• Film Specials
• New Film Projects Funded
• New Assistant Director
• 'Metal Road' Viewer Discussion Guide
• 'Red Power Energy' Emmy Award
• 'Tribal Justice' on POV
• It's a Wrap: 40 Years, 40 Films, 40 Weeks
• Film Screenings
• Opportunities