Oxford MBA alumnus, producer and director, Stephen Robert Morse acknowledged his Saïd Business School education after his latest film was nominated for an Emmy.
In the Cold Dark Night tells the story of a quest for justice for murder victim Timothy Coggins and his family, and is in the "Outstanding Writing: Documentary" category of the glittering awards, in New York on 29 September.
The recognition is Stephen's second Emmy nomination, after earning his first for his 2016 Netflix documentary, Amanda Knox.
Stephen, based in Primrose Hill, London, completed his Oxford MBA in 2016 and he said his degree had helped him to direct and produce social issue documentaries, as well as co-found the film production company OBSERVATORY and, subsequently, Lone Wolf Studios.
Stephen said: 'There were so many brilliant professors at Oxford Saïd, whose lessons I take with me every day.
My biggest lessons from studying at Saïd Business School are creating smarter processes and successful organisational structures.
I learned so much that I have been able to apply to the film business, which was not something I would have expected to achieve when starting.'
Stephen highlighted some areas of his Oxford MBA which had proved particularly beneficial.
'Professor Matthias Holweg's Technology and Operations Management course taught me I should apply many of the lessons that people think about when operating successful factories to creating successful films,' he said.
It's all about efficiency and making the most of limited resources.
Professor of Management Michael Smets' Leadership course taught me principles for managing small groups that I still think about every day while managing film crews.
Associate Professor of Strategic Management Marc Ventresca taught me all about designing for social good, and Associate Professor of Marketing Rhonda Hadi's marketing class has also helped me think about consumer psychology in ways I hadn't thought about before.'
Stephen has also continued to benefit from contacts made at Oxford Saïd.
He added: 'My first film business partner, and one of my closest advisors and friends, Maria Springer, a Skoll Scholar, also studied the Oxford MBA alongside me.
Maria helped me make two incredible films in the year after we left Oxford - EuroTrump and Freedom For The Wolf, that set me on the path to where I am today.
Every day I find myself getting invaluable advice from my Oxford classmates, and there are probably 40 of them thanked in the credits section of In the Cold Dark Night.
Plus, I am already collaborating with other alumni on a number of projects.'
Set in Griffin, Georgia, In the Cold Dark Night explores the racially-motivated 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins, which remained unsolved for35 years until a file was discovered that revealed lost evidence and secrets about the murder.
Stephen said: 'I am thankful the Coggins family trusted us to tell their story.
I also hope this Emmy nomination allows more people to learn about Timothy Coggins and the circumstances that led to his murder, as well as positive decisions that law enforcement officials can make to correct the errors of the past.'
Michael Smets said he was "thrilled" for Stephen.
He said: 'Stephen's ability to address important social issues and to ask big questions of us through the medium of film is truly inspirational.'