Having a built an exceptional editing career over the years, Emir Lewis recently made a successful entrée into the producer's chair which garnered him an Emmy nomination for the PBS special, In The Footsteps of Marco Polo (http://www.wliw.org/marcopolo/video/watch-the-full-episode/324/)
Emirʼs long list of editing credits (http://vimeo.com/channels/231579) span documentaries, tv series, and feature films beginning with Slam (1998) which received two prestigious awards, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Cannesʼ Camera Dʼor Winner. In addition, several of the documentaries edited by Emir received high honors such as HBOʼs O.J. – A Story in Black & White (2003 Emmy winner), PBSʼ Two Towns of Jasper (2003 DuPont and Peabody Awards), and Nickelodeon/MTV Networksʼ I Sit Where I Want- The Legacy of Brown v. Board (2005 Parentsʼ Choice Award).
Emirʼs most recent credits include being the supervising editor on a soon to be broadcast PBS/ITVS documentary, To Be Heard, the story of Bronx high-school students who use poetry as a way to make sense of their extraordinary lives.
He is currently editing an ESPN doc on the 20th Anniversary of Magic
Johnson's disclosure of his HIV status & the impact it has had worldwide on both the world of sport & society in general.
In the future, Emir plans to continue editing, producing and directing for a
diverse range of media projects, but is also very happy teaching the next
generation of students the fine art of editorial storytelling at both N.Y.U. &