[07/14/11 - 01:48 PM]
Chaz Bono Documentary "Becoming Chaz" Receives Three Primetime Emmy Award Nominations
Additionally, the network announced today "Chaz & Jen" a documentary special will debut on OWN this fall featuring Chaz Bono and his girlfriend Jennifer Elia.

[via press release from OWN]


Nominations Mark the First for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Network Announces New Special "Chaz & Jen" Coming to OWN This Fall

Los Angeles, CA - The Chaz Bono documentary "Becoming Chaz," which had its world television premiere on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and launched the OWN Documentary Club, received three primetime Emmy nominations including Outstanding Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming. The film is directed and produced by award-winning filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. The nominations mark the first for OWN.

Additionally, the network announced today "Chaz & Jen" a documentary special will debut on OWN this fall featuring Chaz Bono and his girlfriend Jennifer Elia as they navigate their lives together post Chaz's gender transformation surgery.

"We're so proud to be a part of Chaz's remarkable journey and we are thrilled for Randy, Fenton and Chaz. This is a great beginning for the OWN Documentary Club," said Lisa Erspamer, executive vice president, production and development, OWN. "We can't wait to bring the next chapter of Chaz's story to viewers in this new special. "

Said Chaz Bono, "We set out to share my story honestly, hoping to help others. The staggering response we've received culminating in this huge honor ofbeing nominated for an Emmy is simply amazing."

"This nomination will create more opportunities for people to experience Chaz's heroic journey and help humanize this issue. We are thrilled," said Randy Barbato. Added Fenton Bailey, " 'Becoming Chaz' was a unique and transformational documentary film-making experience."

"Becoming Chaz" launched the OWN Documentary Club, and is the story of Chaz Bono's emotional and physical gender transition, a journey of identity and self-discovery. Born Chastity, the only child of the legendary musical team Sonny and Cher, Chaz grew up feeling uncomfortable in the spotlight, struggling to live inside a body that he knew wasn't truly his. Deciding there was no choice but to undergo sex reassignment surgery, Chaz and his girlfriend Jennifer decided to document his deeply personal transformation so that others can learn from his experience.

The film and special is produced by Bailey and Barbato's World of Wonder who have been the creative forces behind a long history of powerful, groundbreaking and innovative documentaries and features. The documentary was edited by Cameron Teisher.

Upcoming documentaries in the OWN Documentary Club include "Serving Life" premiering July 28, "Life 2.0" premiering August 25, "Most Valuable Players" premiering in September, "Miss Representation" premiering in October, "Crime After Crime" premiering in November and "One Lucky Elephant" premiering in December.

About OWN Documentary Club

OWN Documentary Club was created to spotlight cinematic documentaries that inspire and entertain, as well as provide opportunities for the audience to engage with emotionally gripping and universally important themes. A platform for upcoming and established filmmakers, the Documentary Club fosters creative voices to bring their stories to a mainstream television audience on OWN. Each month a compelling story will be featured that encourages additional dialogue and an exchange of ideas. The premiere documentary "Becoming Chaz" was recently honored with three Primetime Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Nonfiction Special, Directing and Picture Editing.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.

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