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The Producers

JIM BROWN, Producer/Director
Three time Emmy-award winning director Jim Brown of the Ginger Group is responsible for some of the most popular and critically acclaimed programs on American music in the last two decades. These include: The Weavers: Wasn't That A Time! (Emmy Award and numerous international awards) which had a theatrical release by United Artists and was televised in 16 countries; In The Hank Williams Tradition (co-produced by The Country Music Foundation) for PBS; A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, (Emmy and Ace Award nominations) for Showtime, televised in over 12 countries; Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' (Emmy nomination) for PBS; An Evening with Harry Belafonte and Friends for PBS (First Place International Film and Video Festival); In The Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter for PBS, Child of Mine: Songs for Our Children (Ace Award Best Music Special) for the Disney Channel, Pete Seeger Family Concert (Parent's Choice Classic Award) for PBS, Songs of the Civil War (co-produced with Ken Burns) for PBS, We Shall Overcome (Emmy Award) for PBS, Musical Passage (Blue Ribbon American Film Festival) theatrical release by Films Inc., televised on PBS and ABC; Keeping the Music Alive for BRAVO; and American Guitar Heroes (in association with Alligator Records), The Playboy Channel. Jim Brown has produced and directed projects for Columbia Records and Sony Music for ten years and worked on recent projects for Polygram and Island Records. He has also produced numerous records, CDs and home videos related to these television programs. Brown has also done Emmy award winning work for Sesame Street where he produces and directs segments on cultural diversity for children. Brown was influenced by folk singers Lee Hays and Pete Seeger early in his life and has frequently collaborated with Harold Leventhal, a manager and leading folk impresario. In the early 80s, he worked with Alan Lomax, filming folk music across the United States that was used in the American Patchwork series.

SAM POLLARD, Producer/Senior Editor
Three time Emmy Award winning producer and editor Sam Pollard recently served as co-executive producer of Blackside's television series I'll Make Me a World which examines African American artistic achievements during the 20th century and won a Peabody Award. Pollard has previously collaborated with Ginger Group Productions as an editor on A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, We Shall Overcome and Child of Mine. An editor of documentaries and feature films, Pollard is perhaps best known as Spike Lee's editor. Pollard's film credits as a producer/director include two segments of Eyes on the Prize II and Goin' Back T'Town. He was editor on such films as Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Clockers, Jungle Fever and Mo' Better Blues as well as Iron Mike, Surviving the Game, Juice and Style Wars.

JEFF ROSEN, Producer
For the last twelve years, Jeff Rosen has worked as General Manager to Bob Dylan's business and music publishing enterprises. During this time, he and Dylan have built a video library of American music. In addition to these responsibilities, Rosen produced Biograph, one of the record industry's first "box sets." He also served as producer on the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Tribute Concert that was a live pay-per-view event and a PBS special. Rosen has worked as a consultant for Columbia Records, Paradise Music, Sony Music, Sony Online Entertainment, the Jimi Hendrix Estate, Time Life Records and Time Life Home Video. He has written articles on music which have appeared in Musician Magazine, Spin and High Times as well as numerous liner notes. He was associate producer of Sweet Home Chicago, a documentary about Chicago blues for the BBC.

 

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