2017 American Documentary Annual Benefit

Celebrate 30 Years of POV on PBS

To commemorate our 30th anniversary, American Documentary (AmDoc) will host our inaugural benefit fundraiser on Tuesday, September 26 at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York. This exclusive event will bring together high profile filmmakers, philanthropists, and film lovers in one of the city’s hippest venues for a party to celebrate independent documentary and public media.

POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. POV films are known for their timeliness, intimacy, and their unforgettable storytelling. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country: on-air, online and in community venues.  

Event Grand Sponsors

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Event Supporting Sponsors

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Inaugural Host Committee

Catherine Adler • Macky Alston & Nick Gottlieb • Kimberly Cantor

Abigail Disney • Margaret Drain • Fred Dust & David Young • Wendy Ettinger 

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger • Elise McCave • Cindy Meehl & Holly Meehl

Chris & Nancy Plaut • Abby Pucker • Jess Search & Beadie Finzi

Gini Reticker & Jerry Kupfer • Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee

 Marc N. Weiss & Nancy Meyer

Board of Directors

Margaret Drain, Chair • Michael Isip, Vice Chair • John Bredar, Secretary •

Henry Becton, Jr, Treasurer • Jon Abbott • John Boland • Chris Plaut •

Neal Shapiro • Stephen Segaller • Tammy Robinson • Beth Viner •

Ann Tenenbaum, Emeritus

POV Presenting Stations

KQED San Francisco • WGBH Boston • WNET New York Public Media

Media Sponsor


Official Beer Sponsor

Sixpoint Brewery

Official Wine Sponsor

Blanc et Rouge

In-Kind Sponsors

Ace Hotel New York


The Breslin Room

Cavern New York


Evins Communications


Hot Docs

International Documentary Association

Rooftop Films

Trader Joe’s


Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Find out how you can be a part of this special evening, to amplify diverse independent voices and help keep meaningful storytelling alive. 

Contact us at development@pov.org or (212) 989-8121, ext. 313.