TF Press and The Florentine are very proud to announce that the PBS television special INVISIBLE WOMEN was named a finalist for an Emmy in the best Historical/Cultural Program category by the regional National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The film is based on Jane Fortune’s book Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence, published by The Florentine Press in 2009. Producer Todd Gould and Executive Producer Clayton Taylor worked together with Fortune and the Advancing Women Artists Foundation’s Executive Committee to create this five-part documentary. It spotlights a six-year quest to research, restore and exhibit of works of art by women in Florence’s museums, including feature segments on newly restored masterpieces by Baroque master Artemisia Gentileschi and the native Florentine Renaissance painter Suor Plautilla Nelli. In an effort to raise awareness regarding the need to salvage and promote works by the city’s lesser-known women artists, the documentary features preeminent restoration experts and international executives from several museums in the United States and from the Polo Museale Fiorentino.
WFYI productions filmed the documentary which included footage provided by The Florentine Press, Artemedia and Bunker Film, and coordinated by the media agency Flod. The Emmy nomination was received on April 26, just ten days after the program’s premiere screening at the US Consulate in Florence. First aired in Indianapolis on November 5, 2012, the national broadcast of Invisible Women statewide is expected this summer. Emmy winners will be announced on June 1.