Livingston+McKay nominated for Southeast Emmy® Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIVINGSTON+MCKAY RECEIVES A SOUTHEAST EMMY® NOMINATION FOR ‘PRIMARY CONCERN’, A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON THE CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS AND ITS SEVERE IMPACT ON HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN AMERICA
Winners will be announced on June 7, 2014 in Atlanta.
– May 9, 2014 – Livingston+McKay has received a nomination for the 2014 Southeast EMMY® Awards, it was announced tonight. The nomination for Best Documentary (Topical) was for Primary Concern
which currently is airing on PBS stations nationwide. Producers on the film are Renée McKay and Joani Livingston.
Livingston+McKay co-director of the film, Joani Livingston said the response nationally to the documentary, whether viewers or doctors and nurse practitioners, has been overwhelmingly positive. "This nomination is important to us because it reflects the ever increasing role documentaries play today. Complex societal issues can be more easily grasped and understood when told as a story."
The film Primary Concern
provides a deeper understanding of the challenges impacting our nation’s healthcare system due to the looming shortage of primary care physicians in the United States. Through an intimate look into the lives of physicians and their communities in rural Georgia, the issues surrounding this dire situation become personal, sparking concern and action to address this major national problem. As the film details the precarious health care precipice in America in all its complexities, it also shares the profound stories of doctors who are on the front lines serving their communities with compassion and perseverance against enormous odds. View the trailer for Primary Concern
Livingston+McKay LLC are currently in production on Ineffable,
a documentary exploring what happens to us as human beings and a society when the arts are pushed to the margins. The documentary is intended for broadcast on PBS. View the first trailer for Ineffable
Livingston+McKay LLC has previously won a Southeast EMMY® for the documentary "Voices" co-produced with Karen Deem of Deem Loureiro, Inc. The historical documentary brought attention to little known Georgia farmer/poet Byron Herbert Reece.
The 40th Annual Southeast Regional EMMY® Awards honoring excellence in television broadcasting in 2013 will be presented on June 7, 2014 at a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta.
Renée McKay and Joani Livingston of Livingston+McKay are EMMY® award-winning producers and directors with over 38 years combined experience in the broadcasting industry, their credit list is long and varied – from commercials to corporate videos to music videos; documentaries to entertainment programs to national live events. They are known for creative excellence in storytelling, winning numerous awards and recognition for production and content creation.
Both Livingston and McKay are driven by a passion to communicate well-crafted stories, which inspire and connect with a broad worldwide audience. They have an unshakeable belief in the power that great stories wield to shine a light on tough subjects, to raise awareness about the world and human condition, and to promote changes for the better. In addition to being active members in their regional chapters (Southeast and Lone Star, respectively) of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), they are also frequent speakers at national conferences and university campuses on the power of great stories to effect change.