Amanda Pollak

Amanda Pollak has been directing and producing highly acclaimed documentaries for over two decades, including over a dozen films for PBS’s prestigious series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Most recently, she produced and co-directed THE GREAT WAR, an epic six-hour series on America’s role in World War I, viewed by over 10 million people and awarded Best Documentary Script by the Writer’s Guild of America. She created the hosted series, CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal, and was part of the founding team for RETRO REPORT, an online series of investigative films featured on the front page of THE NEW YORK TIMES digital edition. Her work has been recognized with three Emmy Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, and the George Foster Peabody Award. She holds an MBA from Brown University, where she focused on the flourishing but thorny landscape of documentary film finance and distribution.

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