Joseph Dorman - Producer/Director/Writer
Joseph Dorman is an independent filmmaker. Twice nominated for Emmy Awards for outstanding cultural and public affairs programming, he has previously been a staff producer for Thirteen/WNET, New York’s public television station. He is the editorial advisor and a producer for the prime time PBS series Media Matters, an hour long magazine show that examines the news media. His work includes a number of documentaries for The Discovery Channel and Public Television, including The Philosopher King, a profile of Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan, and Desert of Silk, which explored the lives of tribal women in Rajasthan, India. For National Geographic Television, he has produced several segments, including a piece on diving among the Borneo Reefs. His other work includes series such as The Eleventh Hour for Public Television as well as segments for CBS News and for CNN.
Jonathan Oppenheim - Editor
Jonathan Oppenheim has edited the acclaimed feature documentary Paris Is Burning(Jennie Livingston), winner of the Best Documentary award from the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics Circles. His many other credits include, Hookers, Hustlers, Pimps and their Johns(Beeban Kidron) for Channel Four, Lives in Hazard(Andy Young, Susan Todd) for ABC, an hour long exploration of gang life in Los Angeles, narrated by Edward James Olmos, A Matter of Trust: Billy Joel in the USSR(Martin Bell) for ABC, Paving The Way (Emma Joan Morris) for PBS, a look at four prominent American women who came of age in the 1950’s, editing on Streetwise(Martin Bell), a documentary feature which was nominated for an Oscar and segments for Bill Moyers’ What Can We Do about Violence for Public Television.
Arnold Labaton - Executive Producer
Arnold Labaton is the head of ATV associates, a television consulting and production company. An award-winning producer and executive producer, he has over thirty years experience in television and has been in public broadcasting for twenty of those years. He recently created and was executive producer for Media Matters, an hour long magazine examining the news media. He was executive director of PBS' Election '92 coverage of the Presidential elections, and was WNET’s executive producer for two series for PBS, Israel: A Nation is Born and Messengers from Moscow. Mr. Labaton is past Senior Vice President and Director of WNET/13's Production Center, where he oversaw production of a variety of outstanding programming. He was executive producer of the acclaimed series Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.