Lynn Novick has been making acclaimed documentary films about American history with Ken Burns for more than twenty years. Most recently she co-directed The Tenth Inning, a two part, four hour update to the 18-1/2 hour series, Baseball, (1994). In 2007, Novick co-directed and produced The War, an epic seven-part series that told the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of nearly 40 men and women from four American towns. The War received multiple Emmy nominations (as well as 3 Emmy awards) and the Television Critics' Association award for best news and information program of 2007.
In 2001, Novick produced the 10-part series, Jazz, which explores in detail the culture, politics and dreams that gave birth to jazz music and follows this most American of art forms from its origins in blues and ragtime through swing, bebop and fusion. Jazz was nominated for five Emmy Awards.
In 1998, Novick co-directed and produced the two-part biographical documentary, Frank Lloyd Wright, (1998) for which she received a Peabody Award. The film was shown at the Sundance, Telluride, Edinburgh and Seattle Film Festivals.
Novick first worked with Burns as associate producer for post production on The Civil War. She previously served as researcher and associate producer for Bill Moyers on two PBS series: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth and A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers. A graduate of Yale, she lives in New York City with her husband, Robert Smith, and their two children.