Elena Mannes is a multi-award-winning news and documentary Director/Producer and Writer. Her television work has appeared on both public and commercial television. Her honors include six national Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award, two Directors Guild of America Awards, and nine Cine Golden Eagles. Mannes productions include the feature documentary film Amazing Grace (PBS), which won the Directors Guild Award as well as an Emmy for directing. She has also directed, produced, and written numerous hour-length documentaries for CBS News and ABC News. Mannes developed, produced and directed the primetime PBS special, THE MUSIC INSTINCT: SCIENCE & SONG, a co-production with WNET/Thirteen. THE MUSIC INSTINCT was honored with the Grand Prix for best film in competition at the Pariscience International Film Festival and won the BANFF award for best Science & Technology program.