Justine Nagan has been named executive director of American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) and executive producer of “POV (Point of View)”, its award-winning documentary series on PBS, the AmDoc board of directors announced today. Nagan, who will begin the job part-time in late September, joins AmDoc and “POV” from Kartemquin Films in Chicago, where she has been executive director and an executive producer since 2008.
“I am simply delighted that Justine Nagan will be joining AmDoc | POV as executive director/executive producer,” said AmDoc Board Chair Tammy Robinson. “Justine brings a wide breadth of experience in management, fundraising and working closely with the independent film community to her new position.”
“It’s a pivotal time for independent media and documentary in our culture,” added Nagan. “People are increasingly seeking authentic voices and quality storytelling to engage and inform them about the issues of our time. AmDoc | POV represents a trusted bridge between those hungry audiences and the stories they need. I am thrilled to be joining the great team at AmDoc | POV to help lead one of America’s premier media organizations into its next chapter.”
Nagan also currently serves on the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s advisory board, the founding Good Pitch Chicago board and the Chicago Cultural Tourism Commission. She will relocate to New York with her family in December.