‘Vietnam War’ Doc a Double Winner at EMA’s Independent Studio Home Entertainment Awards

Well Go USA’s IP Man 3 won the Hall of Fame Award at the seventh annual Los Angeles Entertainment Summit (LAES) July 17 in Hollywood.

The 2015 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film, which has a 78% favorable Rotten Tomatoes score, was honored for its consistent performance since release three years ago.

The honor was presented at the 2018 Independent Studio Home Entertainment Awards, part of the annual conference, which this year is focused on indie studios and content.

The conference is produced by the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA).

PBS Distribution’s The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick picked up two awards, Sellthrough Title of the Year from an Independent Studio and Documentary Title of the Year from an Independent Studio.

Loving Vincent, from Cinedigm and Good Deed Entertainment, was honored as the Rental Title of the Year from an Independent Studio.

And California Typewriter, from Gravitas Ventures, was named Original/Limited Release Title of the Year from an Independent Studio.

PBS Distribution’s Andrea Downing, who accepted the award for The Vietnam War, said the filmmakers dealt with a “very complicated topic” and “really tried to tell the story from multiple perspectives.”

The documentary, which runs 18 hours, recently launched on Netflix, she said.