Lynn Novick

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Lynn Novick
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Born 1962 (age 55–56)
Occupation Director, producer
Years active 1997–present

Lynn Novick is a U.S. director and producer of documentary films widely known for her work with Ken Burns.

Early life[edit]

Novick was born in 1962 and raised in New York City. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University with honors in American Studies.[1]

Career[edit]

Novick was a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History before beginning her film career as a production assistant at WNET, a public television station in Manhattan. She then worked on Bill Moyers' projects Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth and A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers before moving to Florentine Films in 1989 to work on Burns’s 1990 series, The Civil War, as associate producer for post production.

In 1994, she produced Burns’s nine-part series, Baseball, (1994) for which she received an Emmy Award. In 1998, she was director and producer (with Burns) of two-part biographical documentary, Frank Lloyd Wright, for which she received a Peabody Award. In 2001, Novick produced Burns’s 10-part series, Jazz.[1]

Among her most recent collaborations with Burns are The War (2007), Baseball: The Tenth Inning (2010).[2] and Prohibition (2011).[3] Her latest collaboration was an 18-hour documentary film series, The Vietnam War, with Burns and Geoffrey Ward, which aired in September 2017.[4]

Novick's next project is Ernest Hemingway, a two-part biography of the writer to be broadcast in 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lynn Novick - Ken Burns". Ken Burns. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ Lynn Novick on IMDb
  3. ^ Florentine Films Prohibition
  4. ^ Elizabeth Jensen (September 23, 2011). "A Steady Presence Out of the Limelight". The New York Times.