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Cynthia Lopez

Exec VP/Exec Producer
American Documentary | POV
Cynthia López Executive Vice President / Executive Producer American Documentary|POV Cynthia López is the Executive Vice President/ Executive Producer of the award-winning POV documentary series. López is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s development including programming, broadcast distribution, community engagement, communications and marketing, online initiatives and overall strategic growth of the organization. POV has been honored with every coveted industry award including a Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, the Independent Documentary Association IDA Award for Best Continuing Series, 23 additional Emmy Awards, 12 George Foster Peabody Awards, nine duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, four Independent Spirit Awards, three Academy Awards®, the Prix Italia and the Webby. López joined American Documentary/POV in 2000, serving first as communications director. Under her leadership in communications, national media coverage of POV documentary programs more than tripled, and she forged strategic partnerships with Harpo Studios, Netflix, ABC News’ Nightline, WNYC New York Public Radio, Pentagram, Inc., Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Ms. magazine, among many others. The promotional campaign López spearheaded for the POV film Farmingville won the prestigious EPPSilon Award. Before joining POV, López spent four years at Libraries for the Future as advocacy director, developing innovative strategies to serve some of the nation’s poorest libraries. Her previous experience in public media includes stints as acting executive director of Deep Dish TV Network and executive producer of Satellite University Network. Her production credits include serving as executive producer on “Beyond the Browning of America” (PBS) hosted by Maria Hinojosa and as senior producer for “The Quincentenary,” a Television Espanola, Canal+ and BBC co-production. López is the founding chair of the board of directors and a trustee of NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) and is on the advisory committee of REEL New York (THIRTEEN/WNET.ORG). She has been a media advisor for the Heinz Awards, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, Rockefeller Fellowships, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Americans for the Arts, the Banff Centre in Canada and AIVF (Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers). She has been an invited speaker at a variety of venues including Medimed (Spain), Prague Eastern European International Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs (Canada), Silverdocs, Independent Feature Project, Hofstra University, White House Conference on Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, United Nations Women’s Conference, Channels for Change (Scotland) Center for Democratic Communications (South Africa) and the international media alliance Videazimut (Peru), among others.

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Monday, March 14