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Laura Karpman wins 'Best Original Dramatic Score for a Documentary Series or Special' for 'Why We Hate' / Premium Times

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Laura Karpman (Underground, Paris Can Wait, Step, Black Nativity) won Original Dramatic Score for a Documentary Series or Special for Why We Hate, a six-part Discovery series that sets out to answer the question, "Where does hate come from?" Executive produced by Oscar winners Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan) and Alex Gibney (Taxi To The Dark Side, The Inventor: Out for Blood In Silicon Valley), Why We Hate has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Laura Karpman has scored the Discovery docu-series Why We Hate. The show is directed by Geeta Gandbhir & Sam Pollard and investigates the human capacity for hatred and how we can overcome it. The 6-parter traces the evolutionary basis of hate and uses stories from past and present to reveal the nature of the primal and universal emotion. Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and Frank Marshall (Jurassic World, The Sixth Sense) are executive producing the Amblin Television & Jigsaw production with Stacey Offman, Richard Perello (Super Troopers), Darryl Frank & Justin Falvey (The Americans, The Haunting of Hill House), Yael Melamede, Erica Sashin and Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump, The Equalizer). Karpman has previously scored the Spielberg-produced 2002 mini-series Taken. Why We Hate will premiere later this year on Discovery.

Time calls it "a vital show." Forbes praises it as a "timely series." And The Wall Street Journal hails it as "startling, and humbling, especially in its representation of human nature as a force almost beyond human control."

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