Tasha Van Zandt

TASHA VAN ZANDT Tasha Van Zandt is a documentary director, cinematographer and Emmy-nominated producer who has traveled on assignment around the globe across all seven continents. Her most recent film, After Antarctica, is a feature-length documentary that follows the life of one of National Geographic's most celebrated polar explorers. The project has

Sharon Mullally

SHARON MULLALLY Sharon Mullally, co-director of Beethoven in Beijing, is an Emmy winning filmmaker, whose work has appeared on PBS. She began her career in television in Philadelphia and Baltimore, before shifting to independent film work. Mullally directed three films for History Making Productions on Pope Francis's 2015 visit to

Jennifer Lin

JENNIFER LIN Jennifer Lin, co-director, writer and a producer of Beethoven in Beijing, lived and worked in China for four years as Asia correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She launched Beethoven in Beijing in 2015 after 31 years as a reporter at The Inquirer, including postings as a national correspondent

Patrick Sammon

PATRICK SAMMON Patrick Sammon is the Founder and President of Story Center Films, LLC. He is the Co-Director and Co-Producer, with Bennett Singer, of a documentary about the remarkable and little-known story of the LGBT activists who successfully battled the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of

Bennett Singer

BENNETT SINGER Bennett Singer is an award-winning New York-based filmmaker/writer with 20 years of experience. His feature-length film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin premiered at Sundance, was broadcast nationally on PBS. The film illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and mentor to Martin

Joe Winston

JOE WINSTON Joe Winston grew up in Chicago, and earned a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University in 1988. He was a producer on "Citizen Koch," which was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Joe co-produced, directed and co-edited the documentary feature film, "What's

Hazel Gurland-Pooler

HAZEL GURLAND-POOLER Hazel was born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in New York City. After graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she worked in long-form television production for ABC News, A&E, PBS/Frontline, HBO, and HISTORY. Hazel Co-Produced two hours of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with

Stefan Forbes

STEFAN FORBES Stefan Forbes is an Emmy-nominated American writer and film director. His first feature film was the 2008 documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, about the life of political operative Lee Atwater. Forbes also directed the award-winning one-hour documentary One More Dead Fish, about environmentally friendly handline

Sally Rosenthal

SALLY ROSENTHAL Sally Rosenthal is an award-winning documentary television producer and director, focusing primarily on performing arts history. She produced the six-part PBS series Broadway: The American Musical (2004), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series, as well as the Emmy-nominated six-part PBS series Make

Julia Reichert

JULIA REICHERT Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar are the Ohio-based, Oscar®-award-winning documentary filmmakers’ work has received numerous accolades and screened at top film festivals and on HBO, PBS, and Netflix. Their most recent film, American Factory 美国工厂, debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where they earned Best Director for

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