Julia Mintz, Producer / Director/ Writer Julia produced the documentary California State of Mind about Pat Brown and his political dynasty, which premiered on PBS. Mintz Co-produced Joe Papp in Five Acts premiered at Tribeca film festival for American Masters 2012. Mintz also post-produced and associate produced theatrical documentary Soundtrack for a Revolution about the Civil Rights Movement which was short-listed for an Academy Award® Best Documentary Feature 2009, premiering at Cannes Film Festival and nominated for Writers Guild. Mintz post-produced Nanking, short-listed for Academy Award® which won Peabody and Emmy®, and Editorial Award at Sundance and has produced programs for NASA, PBS and NHK. Additional projects include A Son's Sacrifice, winner of the IDA 2007 Short Award; The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, Emmy® nominee; and Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, Emmy® Award winner Best Documentary. Mintz has taught filmmaking and digital post-production at numerous workshops worldwide and held an adjunct faculty position at LIU in NYC.
Dan Sturman, ProducerDan wrote and directed the Academy Award nominated Soundtrack For a Revolution, and Sundance Award-winning documentary film Nanking, and produced the Academy Award®-winning documentary Twin Towers. Between 2001 and 2003, Sturman produced three seasons of the NBC documentary series Crime and Punishment. He has reported and produced for ABC News, CBS News, and the BBC while based in Los Angeles; for Reuters and NBC News while based in London; and for ABC News 20/20 in New York. In 1992, Sturman was the associate producer of another Academy Award®-winning documentary, A Time For Justice. The film, produced by Charles Guggenheim, commemorates the lives of the men, women, and children who were killed during the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Sturman is currently in production on a feature length documentary about child actors. Sturman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.
Tricia Reidy, Story EditorReidy has worked as a documentary editor for twenty years. She collaborated on twelve programs with Ken Burns including episodes of Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The War, and Frank Lloyd Wright. She has received an American Cinema Editors nomination for The Civil War, an Emmy® Award nomination for best editing for Frank Lloyd Wright, for which she also received a Peabody Award, and has been screened at The Sundance Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. She edited Judith Helfand’s A Healthy Baby Girl, broadcast as part of the PBS series POV. The film was an official Sundance Film Festival selection and winner of a Peabody Award.
Peter Heady, EditorPeter has worked with many of the industries greatest documentary film directors including: Errol Morris Academy Award winning, Fog Of War, Sundance Film Festival Award winner Capturing The Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki. Academy Award® nominated Tupac Resurrection by Lauren Lazin, John Sales’ Casa De Los Babies, Spike Lee’s Jim Brown All American, Geodfrey Reggio’s Naqoyaqatsi, Pieces Of April by Peter Hedges, and Ken Burn’s documentary films including the multi-part series: The War, Baseball, The West, Lewis and Clark and National Parks. Peter is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. A twenty-year professional with experience in all aspects of film and post-production, Peter has worked extensively as both a colorist and editor, lending a unique perspective to his finishing work. Peter is also a frequent speaker on topics of interest to the larger filmmaking community at film festivals, technical conferences and roundtable discussions around the country.
Lee Feldscher, Co-Producer Lee Feldscher, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania holds BA degrees in Astronomy, Physics and Natural Science. Lee worked as a physicist at Penn for years focusing his research in particle physics, and was on the teams of two groundbreaking experiments; discovering the Z particle, and neutrinos from a source outside of our solar system. Both experiments received Nobel prizes. Lee has built advanced telescopes on mountain tops in Maui and the Canary Islands, He also worked on filming teams that covered Space Shuttle launches at NASA’s Kennedy Center in Florida, with the Jewish Partisans director Julia Mintz. Lee has been involved with the Jewish Partisans film from its earliest conception. As one of the films producers Lee has contributed on technical and computer workflow, helped manage quarterly screenings and fundraising events and other outreach initiatives. He also traveled to the forests in Eastern Europe where the Jewish Partisans fought, filming the remains of their Semblance’s (hand dug underground bunkers), and sites of the Partisans missions. He has also spent time combing through the libraries and archives in Belarus, Lithuania and Poland in search of footage, photographs and maps for inclusion in the film. Lee previously ran the IT departments of two major post production film studios in NYC, The Tapehouse Editorial companies and Broadway Video. In those roles Lee worked supporting the editors and colorists on many films and TV shows, wrote custom code to support the editing studios, and played a central role in sub-titling the Miramax Classic films. After Years in NYC Lee opened his own company based in Massachusetts, Northampton IT, a computer consulting firm.
Katherine Ripley Frisoli, Co-ProducerKatherine's documentary work include many historically rich documentary films with important archival materials. She has worked as the associate archival producer of many projects including, The Road We've Traveled, a documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim about President Obama for his re-election campaign, and she was part of the archival research team for the celebrated video that screened nationally prior to the President's speech during the Democratic National Convention. Her credits include associate researcher on Bhutto, and Countdown to Zero, both of which premiered at Sundance, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth directed by James Moll premièred at SXSW Film Festival and on VH1, and Pearl Jam Twenty directed by Cameron Crowe, premiered theatrically across the US and on PBS American Masters. Frisoli served as Co/Producer and Archival Clearance Producer on California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown which aired on varies PBS stations across the country. Currently she is working with ESPN on a documentary about Olympic ice skater Katarina Witt for their celebration of the 40th anniversary of title IX. In addition to her research and producing work, Katherine directs short documentaries. Her short film Rhena, about a young girl's struggle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy can be seen on Current TV.
Dr. David M. Milch, Executive Producer Dr. David M. Milch, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, Stanford, and Amherst College, moved to New York City after completing his research to pursue his business career. He was principal of Bermil Industries, a corporation controlled by the Milch Family, until 1989, when he began to dedicate his time to venture investments in technology and the life sciences. He is Founder and Vice Chairman of Allium Medical, a fully integrated publicly listed medical device company in Israel. Dr. Milch has a long history supporting the arts, investing in and producing live theatrical performances including Avenue Q, In The Heights, West Side Story, and Finian’s Rainbow, for which he received a Best Musical Revival Tony Award nomination as producer in 2009. He is presently involved with three documentaries, and recently completed principal cinematography for a feature film. He is also an active philanthropist, participating in and funding charitable organizations such as ADL, Middle East Forum, The American-Israel Friendship League, The New Group, Demos, The Metropolitan Foundation, Jazz Foundation of America, Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth and The Brotherhood-SisterSol via The Dr. David M. Milch Foundation and its Ars Veritas initiative, “Arts for Social Impact.”
Carla Singer, Executive Producer Ms. Singer has directed, written, and produced for BBC Television in London, England, CTV and CITY-TV in Canada, and Israel Television in Jerusalem. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University, M.A. in Special Education from Hebrew University Jerusalem, and an Executive MBA from UCLA. She has served on the boards of the American Jewish Committee and Americans for Peace Now. She is on the board of the Makhanga Academy in Kenya and is a member of the Women’s Forum of New York and the International Women’s Forum. Carla Singer is the President and Executive Producer of Carla Singer Productions, an independent production company that has produced over 30 television movies as well as documentaries and reality series. She was the first woman to form an independently owned and financed production TV movie company. SInger’s company has produced highly rated movies for Disney Channel, T*witches, and T*witches Too. Her extensive credits include “A Marriage of Convenience”, starring Jane Seymour, “Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan”, starring Brian Dennehy, “Taken Away”, Angel Flight Down” and “Cold Heart of a Killer”. Ms. Singer is most recently completed Freshman Father, a Hallmark Channel movie. Ms. Singer is a former Vice President of Drama Programming for CBS Television. Under her tenure, the extremely successful “Murder She Wrote” was developed and produced as well as successful series such as “Scarecrow and Mrs. King” and “The Equalizer”. For TNT the company executive produced “The Portrait” starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall, and “Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files”. At TBS Ms. Singer produced a documentary “The Black West” which was nominated for a Cable Ace award. She also produced “A Refusenik’s Diary” for PBS for which she received an Emmy Award.
Timothy A. Kuper, Editor A graduate of Ithaca College's Park School of Communications where he studied Film, Photography, and Visual Arts. Tim has edited numerous documentary and narrative short films that have received awards at film festivals like the NYC Chain Film Festival and Asbury Park Film Festival. He has worked as an assistant editor on feature length projects such as MSNBC's This Happened series. Tim joined New Moon films editing team as an Assistant Editor and as a field archival researcher in Eastern Europe. In addition to his editorial work, Tim has collaborated and worked in many facets of the Jewish Partisans film and the production company.
Lou Cove, Associate ProducerLou is a recognized leader in the fields of media, marketing and non-profits. As Executive Director of Reboot, Lou led a network of the country’s leading young Jewish creatives— digital entrepreneurs at Google, The Daily, Behance and Wet Paint; creators of television shows and films like Lost, Weeds, The Office, Gossip Girl, Anchorman and Little Miss Sunshine; journalists from the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. At Reboot, Lou launched projects like National Day of Unplugging, 10Q and Sukkah City, drawing millions. Lou also served as VP of the National Yiddish Book Center, launching the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, recruiting 30,000 members, and raising more than $32 million. He is a senior advisor to the CEOs and Boards of Trustees at numerous non-profits including American Institute for Architects, the Democracy Fund, Girls Leadership Institute and PJ Library. He is a Trustee at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Amherst Cinema Arts Center.
Diane Keefe, Associate ProducerDiane founded and managed the Pax World High Yield Fund after a career on bond trading floors at Oppenheimer, Dillon, Read, Swiss Bank, and UBS. She is a Trustee of New York Metro Area Quakers and a member of the National Finance and Investment Committees of American Friends Service Committee. Producer of the inaugural Green Festival in New York City, Diane was Chair of the Board of Green America, a social enterprise network. She served on the Board of Directors of Opportunity Finance Network which lends to community development financial institutions in low income communities in the US. She was a member of the investment committee of the Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut and on the Board of Directors of Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, a national non-profit founded by Ben Cohen. She has advised on a documentary about women war reporters in WWII and was executive producer of a You Tube video, the “Misinformant” starring Jack Black and America Ferrera about health care and climate policy. She has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Political Economy from Wellesley College.
Allen Moore, CinematographerA graduate of Harvard University, has been producing, directing, photographing and editing his own documentaries for more than 30 years. Among the honors awarded to Allen are several state artist fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Filmmaking. Allen has also served as a director of photography for several of Ken Burns’s films, including The Civil War, The Congress, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, Mark Twain and Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip. For his work on Baseball, Allen received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography. In addition to his work on Ken Burns’ films, Allen has been a Director of Photography on a number of other award-winning documentaries. He received a second Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for his cinematography work on Ric Burns’ American Experience series on New York. Other film credits include: Wild by Law, The Donner Party, The Way West, Divided Highways, The Harriman Expedition, and Monkey Trial, winner of the George Foster Peabody Award.
Maia Harris, Consulting WriterMaia has produced and written numerous documentaries for national PBS broadcast, including Banished (PBS 2008), directed by Marco Williams, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and won the Spectrum Award at Full Frame Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Miami International Film Festival. Other credits include The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (PBS 2005), Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (AMC 2001), Storyville:The Naked Dance (PBS 1998) and Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles (PBS 1995). Harris began her career on the award-winning civil rights television history, Eyes on the Prize. She has successfully raised funds for many documentary projects including No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report World War II (PBS World 2012), Slavery and the Making of America (PBS 2006) and The Italian Americans (PBS 2015). Maia is the recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize, two Emmy® Awards, two Emmy® Award nominations, and a Louisiana Division of the Arts fellowship. Also an educator, she co-founded the New Orleans Charter Middle School, and holds a B.A. in Literature and Afro-American Studies from Harvard College and an M.Ed. from Columbia University Teachers’ College.
Ellen Steiner, Associate Producer Ellen founded and has managed Matterhorn Partners, a fund-of-funds, for the past twenty-three years, after a career in institutional corporate bond sales at Dillon Read and Kidder Peabody. Ellen began her career as a corporate lawyer at Sidley Austin. For the past ten years, Ellen has served on the Advisory Board of the Tufts University Entrepreneurship Center. In addition, Ellen was a member of the Young Leadership Board of AIPAC. She has been involved with fundraising arms of Northwestern and Duke Universities, her children’s alma maters. Ellen graduated from the New York University School of Law and Tufts University.