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‘American Masters’ Creator Susan Lacy Signs Documentary Deal with HBO

Lacy's PBS docuseries has nabbed 67 Emmy nods in its 27-year history

The producer who brought “American Masters” to PBS audiences will be offering her documentary skills to HBO.

Susan Lacy has signed a multi-year deal with the pay TV company to produce and direct documentaries, departing her long-standing relationship with the PBS family.

“Susan has left an indelible mark recording our nation’s collective history,” said Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS. “She recognized long ago that the history of our country isn’t told only in the stories of our political leaders, but must also be seen through the eyes of our artists, musicians and dancers. We’re very sad to lose her leadership and vision at ‘American Masters,’ but will continue to build on her legacy with an ongoing commitment to ‘American Masters’ on PBS.”

Lacy, who created “American Masters” in 1986, stated, “It has been my honor to be part of the PBS and WNET family for so many years…I am now thrilled to become part of the HBO family. To work with the amazing Sheila Nevins and her team is the dream of most documentary filmmakers, and to be able to focus solely on producing and directing documentary films at a place which is creating some of the best television in history is an opportunity I couldn’t resist.”

“American Masters” has won nine Primetime Emmys for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series, and five Primetime Emmys for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special.

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