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Alex Graham to be honored at Griersons

The co-founder of UK prodco Wall to Wall will receive the Trustees' Award as part of the annual Grierson British Documentary Awards held next month. (Pictured: Graham, right, with Sheffield Doc/Fest's Heather Croall)
October 15, 2014

Alex Graham, co-founder of UK prodco Wall to Wall (Who Do You Think You Are, Long Lost Family, Man on Wire) and current chair of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, will be the recipient of the Trustees’ Award at the upcoming Grierson British Documentary Awards.

Graham, who began his career as a print jounallist before segueing into television in 1979, co-founded Wall to Wall in 1987 and served as its CEO from 1997 to 2013. Its programs, including those listed above, have won numerous awards worldwide and Man on Wire, its first feature doc, claimed the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2009. The company has also appeared in every edition of the Realscreen Global 100 since its inception.

“Alex Graham has been a driving creative force in the UK television industry for decades and his work is revered throughout the world,” said Lorraine Heggessey, chairman of the Grierson Trust, in a statement. “Alex’s passion for the documentary in all its forms, his unerring eye for a good story well-told and his high quality threshold have been behind many successful television and feature documentaries. I can think of no worthier winner for this year’s highest accolade, The Grierson Trustees’ Award.”

The Griersons take place at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on November 3.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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