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Van Dyke Wins Emmy for 'Zero Tolerance'

Lindsay Van Dyke '12 | UMass Sociology

Lindsay Van Dyke, a 2012 sociology alumna, recently won a 2019 News and Documentary Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Feature Story in a Newscast as producer for VICE News Tonight: Zero Tolerance. VICE was a HBO show that delivered global, in-depth, on-the-ground reporting and provided audiences with uncensored insights into the stories defining today.

Lindsay Van Dyke is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY whose diverse filmmaking styles in both narrative and documentary can be seen on VICE, HBO, and EPIX. Her digital and music video work has been featured in The New Yorker, Paste Magazine, Brain Pickings, NPR and other outlets.

In 2018, Van Dyke won a Front Page Award for TV Special for her work a 28-minute documentary about the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance family separation policy. In addition to her groundbreaking immigration stories, during her time at VICE she has produced other notable pieces about biohacking, cults, college admissions, and comedy.

Her most recent narrative short Rejectors, shot by Academy Award nominated director and Sundance Award winning cinematographer Rick Rowley and scored by Modest Mouse’s Joe Plummer, will hit the festival circuit in 2019. Her last feature script, Letter Run, placed as a quarter-finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. She is also a Fulbright Scholar and speaks Spanish.