How to Make it in Film

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National Geographic Filmmaker: Cinematographer Dennis Boni
Dennis Boni is an award-winning cinematographer who has worked on such projects as the PBS series Journey to Planet Earth. A Steadicam operator for more than 20 years, Boni was…
National Geographic Filmmaker: Producer Kathleen Jones
Kathleen Jones has served as Unit Coordinator for Special Units, Field Producer and Associate Producer for programs at National Geographic TV. She is a writer and co-founder of Doc&aDrink, a…
National Geographic Filmmaker: Producer Roshini Thinakaran
Roshini Thinakaran is a filmmaker with National Geographic. Her focus is on regions devastated by war. Through her travels she has met women who are dedicated to moving on with…
Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Caren Cross
Caren Cross began her filmmaking career as writer/director of award winning documentary Lost and Found in Mexico. The film focuses on the reasons why U.S. citizens move to Mexico. *Gracie…
Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Christian D’Andrea
Christian D'Andrea is credited with co-developing a widely used energy bar for soldiers and civilians alike called SoldierFuel(tm); an idea he came up with while working on HALO: Freefall Warriors,…
Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Holly & Paul Fine
Holly and Paul Fine are a husband and wife team of documentary producer/directors. With over 38 years of experience in the industry, their works have garnered ten National Emmy and…
Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Lance Kramer
Lance Kramer is co-founder of Meridian Hill Pictures, a platform for producing independent social impact documentaries, commissioned films with leading nonprofit organizations and innovative media arts education programs. In 2014,…
Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Aviva Kempner
Aviva Kempner is a long time filmmaker whose works covered a broad range of issues, both domestic and international such as homelessness, civil rights and the Holocaust. The Life and…
Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Mimi Machado-Luces
Mimi Machado-Luces, Emmy, Telly and ProMax award winning; Producer, Writer, Director of documentary films, television programs, health education films, commercial advertisements and television promotion spots. She won critical acclaim with…
Documentary Filmmaker: Film & TV Mike Walter
Mike Walter, broadcast journalist turned filmmaker. His documentary film, Breaking News, Breaking Down, reveals for the first time how traumatic news events affect those who report them. Breaking News, Breaking…
Cinematographer: Documentary & News Estel Dillon
Estel Dillon is a photographer and editor with over 30 years working at NBC, NBC News, NBC Universal, NBC News Washington, D.C., and WWBT-TV. His awards include a National Emmy,…
Cinematographer: Documentary, Comedy & News Tom Kaufman
Tom Kaufman, cinematographer for NOVA Series and Fahrenheit 9/11. He has worked for National Geographic, Discovery Channels, British Broadcasting Corporation, WGBH, WNET and Academy Award-winners Mark Jonathan Harris, Charles Guggenheim…
Cinematographer: Documentary, Comedy & News Cuong LeNguyen
Cuong Lenguyen, Cinematographer/Producer/Director for Arlington Public School in Virginia for which he co-produced and edited the series, Claro! English for Parents, a program geared toward parents for whom English is…
Webisode Producer: Producer & Director Otessa Ghadar
Otessa Ghadar's, Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden, is presently the longest continually running show online. OJBG is the recipient of numerous awards, including ones from the Telly Awards, the Webby…
Webisode Producer: Producer & Director Kathryn O'Sullivan & Paul Awad
Kathryn O'Sullivan is the Producer/Writer of Thurston. Paul Awad is the Director of Thurston, a Western drama about the inhabitants of a remote mining town and their struggle for survival…

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