Sam Pollard

Participates in 1 Session
Sam Pollard is an accomplished feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose work spans almost thirty years.  He recently completed as Producer/Director a 90-minute documentary titled August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand for the PBS series American Masters.
 
His first assignment as a documentary producer came in 1989 for Henry Hampton's Blackside production Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads.  For one of his episodes in this series, he received an Emmy.  Eight years later, he returned to Blackside as Co-Executive Producer/Producer of Hampton's last documentary series I'll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community.  For the series, Mr. Pollard received The George Peabody Award. 
 
Between 1990 and 2010, Mr. Pollard edited a number of Spike Lee's films:  Mo' Better Blues, Jungle FeverGirl 6Clockersand Bamboozled.  As well, Mr. Pollard and Mr. Lee co-produced a number of documentary productions for the small and big screen:  Spike Lee Presents Mike Tyson, a biographical sketch for HBO for which Mr. Pollard received an Emmy, Four Little Girls, a feature-length documentary about the 1963 Birmingham church bombings which was nominated for an Academy Award and When The Levees Broke, a four part documentary that won numerous awards, including a Peabody and three Emmy Awards. Five years later 2010 he co-produced and supervised the edit on the follow up to Levees If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise.
 
Mr. Pollard in 2012 completed as a producer/director Slavery By Another Name a 90-minute documentary for PBS that was in competition at the Sundance Festival that same year he completed editing on the feature length documentary Venus and Serena that was televised nationally on Showtime.

Sessions in which Sam Pollard participates

Wednesday 28 September, 2016

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