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Watch The Pilgrims by Ric Burns on PBS

Like all Royce Carlton Speakers, Ric Burns is exclusively represented by Royce Carlton, Inc. for lectures and speaking engagements.

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One of America’s preeminent documentary filmmakers, Ric Burns is a powerful storyteller whose thought-provoking and deeply poetic films have garnered a devoted following. Best known for his Emmy Award-winning series, New York: A Documentary Film, Burns has told the story of America through his films, from the Mayflower and the Civil War to 9/11. 

Drawing on his work as a producer, director and writer of over 50 hours of documentary films for public television, Ric Burns shares his insights about creativity and the art and craft of making films.

Beginning with his collaboration with brother Ken on PBS’s The Civil War, Ric Burns has been writing, directing, and producing historical documentaries for over 25 years. The winner of six Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards, Burns has directed some of the most distinguished programs for the award-winning public television series, American Experience and American Masters, including Coney Island, The Donner Party, and Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

His new film, The Pilgrims, premieres November 24th on PBS. Through a mix of re-enactment and expert interviews, Burns uncovers the riveting, true story of the men and women of the Mayflower and the harrowing events that unfolded in their first decade in Massachusetts.