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Lionel Chetwynd 

Lionel Chetwynd has over 40 feature and long-form television credits and has written, produced, and directed over 21 documentaries. These have varied from romances (Goldenrod) to a Vietnam trilogy (Hanoi Hilton, Kissinger and Nixon, To Heal a Nation) to his examination of seemingly ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances (Sadat, The Man Who Captured Eichmann, Varian’s War) and historical pieces (Ike: Countdown to D-Day, Two Solitudes, Darkness at High Noon: the Carl Forman Documents, and Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye). He has received both Oscar and Emmy nominations, six Writers Guild of American nominations, including an award, three New York Festival Gold Medals, two Christophers, two George Washington Freedom Medals, and seven Telly Awards. He received the Worldfest Houston Gold Jury Award for directing Varian’s War. His 2017 documentary “An Improbable Dream” received two New York Festival Gold medals for Best Film and Best Director and Gold Telly Award. He has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane letters from Columbia College (Hollywood) and is a recipient of the Caucus of Writers, Directors and Producers Lifetime Achievement Award and their American Spirit award, as well as the Smithsonian John Singleton Copley Medal. The trade paper Variety’s 100 anniversary edition named him one of Hollywood’s 100 icons of the first Century. From 2001 to 2009, he served on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Lionel is married to actress Gloria Carlin and has two sons.

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