Cynthia Kane

A former commissioning editor for documentary, Cynthia Kane helped transform the way global documentaries are seen on American television. She created DOCday on Sundance Channel in 2002, and shepherded over 150 international and U.S. co-productions for public media at ITVS. More recently, she helped launch Al Jazeera America and the Sunday night documentary strand Al Jazeera America Presents with series (Kartemquin’s Hard Earned – winner 2016 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards) and documentaries (Albert Maysles’ final work In Transit, Leon Gast’s Sporting Dreams, Barbara Kopple’s Shelter, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor’s Daisy and Max, Michelle Shephard and Patrick Reed’s Guantanamo’s Child, Marc Levin’s Freeway: Crack in the System, the last two recently nominated for Emmy awards).

With UK partners GBGG Productions LLC (formed with Lisa Scott Gordon and John Warburton) and Les Film de l’Après Midi, Kane recently executive produced New Eyes, a short narrative film by Ethiopian filmmaker Hiwot Admasu Getaneh which screened at the Venice, Toronto and Rotterdam Film Festivals.