Veterans’ Day release for Cole’s WWII doc DVD

THE DVD OF DAVIDSON COLE’S DOCUMENTARY “The 95th: The Iron Men of Metz,” about General George Patton’s World War II infantry division, in which Cole’s grandfather Steve Finik served, fittingly releases today, Veterans’ Day.

Cole began the film to honor Finik, but over three years of production he broadened his story to include many of Finik’s comrades in arms.

“The 95th” follows the WWII vets to Metz, France, which they’d liberated from the Nazis 55 years earlier.

Cole’s cousin, PR specialist John Digles, who produced Cole’s earlier psychodrama, “Design,” produced “The 95th” with “Design” editor Neal Gold. See

THE TWO EMMY WINNERS in the same category of Information Programs were won by producer Beverly Price, her third Emmy award, and producer/director John Anderson, his first win after nine nominations.

Their shows were among seven nominees in the category of Informational Programs ? Single Magazine Program, Program Series, or Segment, presented Saturday night at the ceremonies at Park West.

Price was part of the producers’ team on “NextTV,” the half-hour Chicago Urban League series that ran for 13 weeks on Ch. 32, while Anderson’s company led the production of “CPS Right Now!” a three-season series for and about the Chicago Public Schools.

Price’s fellow Emmy winners on “NextTV” were executive producer/host Cheryl R. Jackson, also the League’s executive director, supervising producer Tracey Scruggs Yearwood, producers Michelle McKissack, Richelle Rogers, Donna Wilson, Milana Walter and Avana Bush and editor Ryan Mayers.

For “CPS Right Now,” Anderson was executive producer/director; Alicia Healy and Bridget Sarno produced the half-hour show that aired on municipal cable Chs. 23 and 49 from 2006 to 2008. The series was canceled early this year due to budget cuts.

WHO’S NEW: After three years with Cerny American, mixer/sound designer Matt Sauro joined BAM Music. Claim to fame: An Audio Award nomination for mixing/sound design on an audio book, Mickey Spillane’s “New Adventures of Mike Hammer.” He also teaches audio at Columbia College.

Foundation Content’s L.A. branch added music video director and mean guitarist Aaron Brown who recently worked with Foundation director Ben Chappell on music videos for the band Girls and for musician Cass McCombs. Brown recently directed a feature length doc about Garage Rock and the thriving DIY music scene. He also was named one of the 5 directors to watch in 2010 by Fader Magazine.