History Makers 2008 Summit announces Best Program Award winner and return of Decision Makers Lunches



    TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - Executive Producer Bill Nemtin announced the
first History Makers 2008 Best Program Award would be presented to The War, a
PBS mini-series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Both will
be in attendance, accepting the Award and participating in the Summit.
    Also announced was the return of the popular Decision Makers Lunches
where registrants can have the opportunity to discuss their projects with
international Commissioning Editors. For more information and to register go
to www.historymakers2008.com
    The History Makers Board, composed of producers and broadcasters from
around the World and chaired by Michael Katz of AETN, voted to give The War
the Best Program Award for making the greatest contribution to furthering the
History program genre. The War is a new seven-part series that explores the
history and horror of the Second World War from an original perspective by
following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught
up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.
    "We are thrilled to be giving our first Best Program Award to this high
quality production that has made such a significant public impact," says Bill
Nemtin. "We are delighted that the filmmakers will be on hand to accept the
award."
    Back again are the popular Decision Maker Lunches. Delegates can sign up
for lunch with one of several key international Commissioning Editors, who are
ready to discuss their projects. This is an opportunity for independent
producers to meet with Commissioning Editors in an intimate setting. Delegates
can access a list of confirmed speakers in the Delegate Area at
www.HistoryMakers2008.com, and submit appointments now. Space is limited and
seats are restricted to registered delegates of History Makers 2008. The list
of Commissioning Editors is growing, and will be updated accordingly.
    AETN's The History Channel plays host to this years' Summit. Leading
Commissioning Editors and programmers are confirmed from key international
broadcasters, including BBC, CBC, National Film Board of Canada, History
Television Canada, The History Channel, National Geographic, RAI, WGBH, and
ZDF. For more information on History Makers 2008 including a full schedule of
sessions, visit our website at www.HistoryMakers2008.com.

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