Solly Granatstein

Creator & Executive Producer

“Stories can unite us—if we only tune in and listen.”

A nine-time Emmy winner, Solly uses cinematic storytelling in investigative, public interest filmmaking. In addition to AMERICA DIVIDED, he’s currently creating ASPIREist, a TV magazine for millennials, and GIRLS OF PARLIAMENT HOUSE, a reality TV series about transgender showgirls. Over the past two years, he directed “The Real Death Valley,” a TV documentary investigating deaths of migrants in Texas — which won a George Polk award, an IRE medal and an Emmy — and was co-executive producer of Showtime’s Years Of Living Dangerously, a celebrity-driven docuseries on climate change— winner of the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series. At Years, Solly took part in devising the show format and managing day-to-day operations. He also produced several stories, including the lead story with Harrison Ford. Previously, Solly worked for nearly two decades as a producer at ABC News, NBC News and CBS News, including a dozen years at 60 Minutes. Solly co-wrote The Great Antonio, a screenplay developed by Steven Soderbergh. It has been purchased by Warner Bros. and awaits production. He has won the Columbia University Journalism School Alumni Award, the Peabody, the DuPont, two George Polk awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, the Loeb, four Investigative Reporters & Editors awards, the Overseas Press Club award, and three Society of Professional Journalist awards. Of his nine Emmys, four were for Best Report in a News Magazine.