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From Purchase to Emmy Nominations (and Wins)

When the Television Academy announced its 2016 Emmy nominations, several Purchase alumni were among those whose work rose to the top of their fields.

David Grill ’86, assistant professor of theater design/technology, received a nomination for his work as lighting director on the 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show in the category of Outstanding Lighting Design Lighting Direction For A Variety Special.

The HBO series VICE, co-executive produced by Jonah Kaplan ’95 (film), earned three nominations in the categories of Outstanding Informational Series or Special, Outstanding Picture Editing For a Nonfiction Program, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera). 

Robert Cosentino ’94 (film) also works on the series as a film editor, as well as Joe Matoske ’10 (cinema studies) as lead assistant editor and Andrew Rowley ’09 (cinema studies) as a post-production manager.

UPDATE 9/19/16: 
VICE won in the category of Outstanding Sound Mixing For a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera).

The documentary Jim: The James Foley Story, which also aired on HBO, earned a nomination for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Aleks Gezentsvey ’08 (film) edited the film. 

Music alumni Dan Romer ’04 and Osei Essed ’04 and MM ’06 composed the score for this film.

UPDATE 9/19/16:
Jim: The James Foley Story, won the Emmy in the category of Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.