Al Jazeera America

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Session Note

Al Jazeera America offers exciting new opportunities for documentary makers. Its Documentary Unit is co-producing and acquiring one-offs and series, including a Sunday night primetime doc slot. Additionally, the weekly series Fault Lines showcases 25-minute correspondent driven documentaries and will annually commission 12-15 films in that format. Fault Lines senior producer Carrie Lozano and commissioning producer Lucy Kennedy were joined by a representative from the Al Jazeera America Documentary Unit to discuss the new initiatives.

Co-presented with the Documentary Organization of Canada, Toronto Chapter.

Guest Biographies

    • Carrie Lozano
    • Senior Producer, Fault Lines

      Carrie Lozano is a senior producer for the Al Jazeera documentary series Fault Lines and an independent documentary filmmaker. Among other work, she produced the Academy-Award nominee The Weather Underground, and produced and directed the award-winning documentary Reporter Zero. She also spent several years working with veteran investigative reporter Lowell Bergman at the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley.

    • Lucy Kennedy
    • Lucy Kennedy is Commissioning Producer for the Al Jazeera documentary series Fault Lines. She was Field Producer for the films Two American Families and The United States of ALEC. She produced investigative pieces for the PBS series, Need to Know and worked on the PBS international documentary series Wide Angle.

    • Diana El-Osta
    • Diana El-Osta is Coordinating Producer of Development for Al Jazeera America Presents. In this role, El-Osta is responsible for sourcing original series and feature documentaries for air on the premiere doc slot on Sunday nights. Prior to joining Al Jazeera America, El-Osta served as Manager of Development and Production where she worked on original series, specials and live events for National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD.