Laurel Canyon (documentary)

Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time is a two-part documentary television series directed by Alison Ellwood.[1] It is executive-produced by Frank Marshall; Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Amblin Television; Craig Kallman and Mark Pinkus, Warner Music Group; Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman and Richard Perello, Jigsaw Productions; and Jeff Pollack.[2] It premiered in two parts on Epix on May 31, 2020 and June 7, 2020.[3]


Each episode depicts the music scene that arose in the Los Angeles neighborhood of the same name, where many legendary artists inhabited and gathered beginning in the late 1960s.[4] Central to the narrative are photography collections and narration from Canyon photographers Henry Diltz and Nurit Wilde.[5]


No.TitleDirected byOriginal air dateU.S viewers
1"Episode One"Alison EllwoodMay 31, 2020 (2020-05-31)N/A
2"Episode Two"Alison EllwoodJune 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)N/A



The documentary features music from artists including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, The Byrds, Eagles (although they didn't live in Laurel Canyon) and more. It also includes original interviews with Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and others.[7]


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special Erin Edeiken, Ryan Suffern, Frank Marshall, Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello and Jeff Pollack Nominated [8]
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera) Jonathan Greber Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera) Gary A. Rizzo, Stephen Urata, Danielle Dupre and Tony Villaflor Nominated
Cinema Audio Society Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Non Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials Gary A. Rizzo, Stephen Urata, Danielle Dupre, Tony Villaflor and Dave Lynch Nominated [10]
Golden Reel Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Documentary Jonathan Greber and Lucas Miller (for "Episode 1") Won [11]
Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Craig Kallman, Mark Pinkus, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Jeff Pollack, Alex Gibney, Frank Marshall, Erin Edeiken and Ryan Suffern Nominated [12]


  1. ^ A-OK boomers: New ‘Laurel Canyon’ doc will make you swoon over the scene all over again - Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ "Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time". The Kennedy/Marshall Company. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Jakle, Jeanne (April 24, 2020). "Jeanne Jakle: 10 new TV shows to watch through May". Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  4. ^ Martoccio, Angie (March 27, 2020). "The Eagles, CSN, Linda Ronstadt Appear in 'Laurel Canyon' Docuseries Teaser". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Moore, Tracy (June 1, 2020). "'Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time' Delves Into a Dreamy, Horny Lost Era". Vanity Fair. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "Laurel Canyon – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "The Eagles, CSN & More Featured In Trailer For 'Laurel Canyon' Docuseries". RTTNews. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  8. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  9. ^ Television Academy
  10. ^ Tangcay, Jazz (March 2, 2021). "'Greyhound,' 'Mank' and 'News of the World' Among Cinema Audio Society Nominations". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  11. ^ Pond, Steve (March 1, 2021). "'News of the World,' 'Sound of Metal' Lead Motion Picture Sound Editors Nominations". The Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  12. ^ Hill, Libby (March 8, 2021). "'Bridgerton' and 'Ted Lasso' Among PGA Awards TV Nominees". Indiewire. Retrieved March 8, 2021.