Apsell to receive 2007 Pioneer Award

The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped Paula S. Apsell, senior exec producer of PBS’ “Nova” docu series, to receive its 2007 Pioneer Award.

After producing her first doc in 1978, Apsell was named executive producer of the science and technology-focused “Nova” in 1984. Under her leadership, the show has won every major broadcast award, including the Emmy, Peabody and duPont-Columbia U. nods.

Apsell will receive the honor at the 23rd annual IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards Gala and Benefit on Dec. 7. Fete will take place at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles.

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