Steven Bognar

STEVEN BOGNAR Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert 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

Elizabeth Coffman

ELIZABETH COFFMAN Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Elizabeth Coffman has produced and directed films about communities in crisis from Sarajevo to New Orleans.  Many of her films, such as Flannery, on Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor, co-directed with Fr. Mark Bosco, One More Mile with writer Aleksandar Hemon, Veins in the Gulf

Jason Cohn

JASON COHN Jason Cohn is the Peabody award-winning director, producer and writer of “EAMES: The Architect and the Painter”, which aired on PBS American Masters in December 2011. He is co-producer with Camille Servan-Schreiber of Arwen Curry’s upcoming American Masters documentary, “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.” His 40-minute film

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

Asaf Galay

ASAF GALAY Asaf Galay has directed and researched award-winning documentaries for Israeli television, including a series on Israeli humor (In the Jewish Land, 2005), a series on the history of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 2007), and a feature film on the Israeli national poet Nathan Alterman (Sentimentality Allowed, 2012), which

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

Melissa Hazlip

MELISSA HAZLIP Melissa Hazlip is an award-winning filmmaker born in Boston and raised in the US Virgin Islands, Connecticut and New York. Melissa is the 2016 Artist in Residence at the National Black Programming Consortium, and participated in the 2015 NALIP ARC Diverse Women In Media Residency. She is a

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

Julia Marchesi

JULIA MARCHESI Julia Marchesi is a director and producer of documentary films for broadcast television. She has worked on a variety of projects for PBS that explored race, ethnicity and immigration in American history (Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Italian Americans), and more recently she 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

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