Published on October 7th, 2017 | by admin


Haya Fatima Iqbal and Brian Epstein Both Take Home an Emmy!

Friday night was big night for our News Doc alumni! With seven overall nominations, someone was bound to take one home, and they did!


Haya Fatima Iqbal took home an Emmy in the BEST DOCUMENTARY category for her film, A Girl In The River.

“In Pakistan, more than 1000 women perceived as having compromised the “honor” of their families are reported to be killed each year. Families are often pressured to forgive and absolve the aggressors, which allows them to return to the community. Told through the lens of a love story, this Oscar-nominated documentary examines the tensions between modernism and tradition in Pakistan. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Oscar-winning Saving Face), the film follows Saba, a young Pakistani woman, who has survived her attempted honor killing by her own family.”

Brian Epstein and his team also took home an Emmy in the OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE category for his News Special on ABC – Nightclub Massacre: Terror in Orlando. Brian was the producer for the segment. His piece can be found here. 

Congratulations to both of our alumni and to everybody who was nominated for an Emmy. You all continue to make us proud!


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