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Title:Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Name:Tod Lending


Mr. Lending is an Academy Award® nominatedand national Emmy winning producer/director/cinematographer whose work hasaired nationally on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO, A&E, Al Jazeera; has beenscreened theatrically and awarded at national and international festivals; andhas been televised internationally throughout Europe and Asia. His work hasinspired the creation and passing of federal legislation (The LegacyAct/American Dream Act) and has garnered numerous major grants from foundationsincluding the MacArthur Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, FordFoundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, ITVS, NEH, US Office of Education,Driehaus Foundation, Sundance Institute and Wallace Foundation. He was aUniversity of Maryland Journalism Fellow in Child and Family Policy, an advisorat the Sundance Institute, and is the president and founder of NomadicPictures, a documentary film production company based in Chicago. He is alsothe director of Ethno Pictures, a nonprofit film company that produces anddistributes documentary films.