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Sam Pollard
Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director and editor Sam Pollard is an associate professor of film and television at New York University. His editing career spans over 30 years and includes the upcoming Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela, and past works Half-Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks, Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed, and for Spike Lee, Bamboozled, 4 Little Girls (also a producer) and Clockers. Pollard produced episode one, "Feel Like Going Home," in The Blues, executive produced by Martin Scorsese for PBS. He executive-produced Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, which was broadcast nationally on P.O.V. He was co-executive producer on Blackside Inc.'s I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African American Arts.

Pollard was a producer, writer and director on Eyes on the Prize II: The Civil Rights Years (episodes 2 and 5), for which he received an Emmy Award for writing. He also won Emmy Awards for editing for the films 3-2-1 Contact for the Children's Television Workshop and the short documentary Iron Mike, directed by Spike Lee for HBO. Pollard produced the first episode of the Peabody Award-winning The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow for Thirteen/WNET New York. The film 4 Little Girls was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1997.

Pollard worked on producing and editing Spike Lee's new documentary on Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke, which aired in August on HBO. The Harlem-born Pollard is a product of the City University system. The editor, director and producer Victor Kanefsky was his mentor in the film business and trained him to edit.



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