Emma Cott is a documentary filmmaker and journalist who has worked on films for PBS and NBC News, and reported in Latin America and Asia. Her most recent endeavor was as field producer/2nd camera for ‘The Waiting Room,’ an ITVS-funded documentary about health care in America, airing on public television in Nov, 2012. The film interweaves stories of patients and providers at the county hospital in Oakland, CA.
Emma graduated from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s documentary program in 2009, where she and Anna Belle Peevey co-produced and directed ‘New American Soldier,’ a short documentary about immigrants serving in the US Army. The film won a student Emmy, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, and continues on the festival circuit.
Emma’s short video piece exploring the environmental, economic and social costs of a proposed wind farm in Mexico broadcast nationally on the PBS NewsHour and won a 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ NorCal Chapter, student category.
Currently, Emma is working as a freelance videographer/producer for documentaries and other video projects.