Filmography

Making Rounds

For one month, the crew follow Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD and Herschel Sklaroff, MD, as they care for critically-ill cardiac patients.

The Lost Bird Project

An hour-long film about art and extinction which aired on PBS in Spring 2012.

Dolley Madison

A 90-minute program for PBS, starring Eve Best as Dolley Madison. Premiered in May 2010.

Alexander Hamilton

A two-hour program for PBS, starring Brían O’Byrne. Part of the series American Experience, premiered spring 2007.

The New Medicine

A two-hour special for PBS which aired in March 2006. Hosted by Dana Reeve, the program explores the recent science showing the concrete effects that emotions can have on health, and explores the implications of this for the practice of medicine.

Saving The National Treasures

A NOVA special which aired in February 2005. A short version is also showing at The National Archives in Washington, DC.

Benjamin Franklin

A three-part miniseries for PBS. 2003 Prime Time Emmy (Best Non-fiction Special). Starring Richard Easton and Dylan Baker. Premiered November 2002.

Health Is Wealth

A film about the global health crisis, featuring Bono and Kofi Annan, made for Bill Moyers and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Aired 2003.

Twyla On Twyla

Middlemarch’s third film with choreographer, Twyla Tharp. 2004.

Dogs: The Early Years

A one-hour film about puppies, narrated by John Ritter, for the PBS series Nature. Premiere November 2001.

American Photography: A Century Of Images

A three-hour series for PBS, about the impact of photography on America in the 20th century. Aired October 1999.

Liberty! The American Revolution

For PBS. Beginning in 1763 and ending with the ratification of the US Constitution, this six-hour series had its national premiere in November, 1997. Companion book chosen as Book-Of-The-Month Club Main Selection. Soundtrack release by Sony Classical. George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies

One film in the ten-hour series, featuring Woody Allen, James Earl Jones, Dustin Hoffman, narrated by James Woods, hosted by Sally Field. Sponsored by the American Film Institute. Aired on TNT, 1998.

Behind The Scenes

A 10-part series on the arts for public television. Aimed at 8 to 12-year-olds, the series featured David Hockney, Julie Taymor, Max Roach, Matt Groening and many others. Major funding for this ground-breaking series was provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, The MacArthur Foundation, and McDonalds. Winner of numerous awards and prizes including the prestigious Japan Prize (“Best of Festival” in the largest international children’s film festival).

The Crash Of 1929

A one-hour program for the American history series, The American Experience (PBS), the film traces the economic boom, the “New Era” of prosperity, that ends with the great stock market crash of 1929.

Going Broke In America

A two-hour documentary which explores poverty, debt, and living on the margin. The film follows the lives of several families who are in serious debt and struggling—sometimes unsuccessfully—to avoid bankruptcy. Aired in 1995.

Dancing: Sex And Social Dance / The Individual & Tradition

Two one-hour films for a major Public Television series on world dance. “The Individual and Tradition” follows Twyla Tharp as she creates a dance with New York City Ballet dancers, Damian Woetzel Susan Jaffee, and others. “Sex and Social Dance” looks at social dance in the United States, the South Pacific and Morocco. The film shows how cultural attitudes about coupling and gender are reflected in the way men and women dance with one another. (Co-production with the BBC; aired in Britain, Germany and the U.S. in 1993.)

Writers Writing: Pieces of a Puzzle

A one-hour documentary which follows Washington Post reporter, Courtland Malloy, as he covers the story of mass evictions in Washington, DC.

Grey Gardens

A theatrically released documentary that received much acclaim, the film was co-directed with the Maysles brothers. The film looks at the lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edie, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Onassis. Once a beautiful and much sought-after debutante, little Edie never married and now, at age 56, still lives with her mother and at least thirty cats in a dilapidated mansion in East Hampton. Selected for Cannes, New York, London, and Edinburgh Film Festivals.

Six American Families: The Burks of Georgia

The filmmakers spend several weeks with a poor white family, with thirteen children, living in rural Georgia. Produced by Group W/Westinghouse. Columbia-DuPont Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Nichols and Dimes

In this film about the “ins and outs” of business investment, Mike Nichols’ very successful Arabian horse business is portrayed as example. The film premiered on CBS Cable.

An Empire of Reason

A docu-drama about the debate surrounding New York State’s ratification of the United States Constitution, the program stars Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor, William F. Buckley, Jr., Phil Donahue, Robert MacNeil, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Forrest Sawyer, Andrea Mitchell and more. Governors Mario Cuomo, Tom Kean, and Mayor Ed Koch make cameo appearances. Emmy. Cine Gold Eagle, Best of Festival, Athens Film Festival. Gold Camera, U.S. Film Festival.

Earth Explorer

A one-hour documentary which follows a geophysicist as she investigates the break-up of the North American continent. Part of a science mini-series which aired nationally on PBS in the spring of 1995. Numerous awards.

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

A feature film for ABC, released theatrically in 1982. Based on stories by Grace Paley and written by John Sayles, the film stars Ellen Barkin, David Strathairn and Kevin Bacon. Selected for London and Toronto film festivals.

The Hacker-Star Negotiation

A film designed for businessmen, bankers and lawyers about the art of negotiation. The program follows a protracted negotiation led by Roger Fisher of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Sponsored by Morgan Guaranty Trust and the Harvard Negotiation Project.

Here’s My Question: Where Does My Garbage Go?

A lively, entertaining film for children about garbage and recycling, with animation by New Yorker cartoonist, Ed Koren and music by Sesame Street composers. Numerous awards including the Oppenheimer Platinum Award.

Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact

We have produced over thirty short documentaries for these two shows. They have aired continuously over the last twenty years and were among the few films selected to appear in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife

A short humorous drama based on the James Thurber short story, the film aired on HBO, PBS and the BBC. Red Ribbon, American Film Festival. Cine Gold Eagle.

Corporate Films

For Morgan Stanley, Johnson and Johnson, Corning Glassworks, Kodak and others.

Employee Training & “Motivational” Films

For Kodak, Morgan Stanley and Pharmacia/Upjohn.

Educational Films and Series

For Scholastic, Macmillan, Designs for Learning, and others.