Creator & Executive Producer
Whoever said, ‘We who believe in freedom cannot rest,’* was obviously talking about working on the America Divided production.
An nine-time Emmy winner, Solly is a veteran show-runner, producer and director who uses cinematic non-fiction storytelling to ply investigative journalism in the public interest.
He worked for nearly two decades as a producer at ABC News, NBC News and CBS News, including a dozen years at 60 MINUTES. Half his time at 60, Solly was based in London so he could better produce international stories.
Among the works of which he is most proud is “The Real Death Valley” (http://realdeathvalley.com), a Weather Channel/Telemundo bilingual investigation into the deaths of migrants in Brooks County, Texas. In addition to winning several journalism prizes, this film led to a surge into Brooks County of Border Patrol agents specializing in search & rescue, which may have saved lives.
Solly served as co-executive producer of Season 1 of Showtime’s YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY—a series on climate change that won the 2014 primetime Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series.
Solly has won the Peabody, the DuPont, two George Polk Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, four Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards, the Loeb, the Overseas Press Club Award and two Sigma Delta Chi. Of his nine Emmys, four were consecutive wins for Best Report in a News Magazine. He also co-wrote THE GREAT ANTONIO, a screenplay developed by Steven Soderbergh. It has been purchased by Warner Bros. and awaits production.