About The Filmmakers
Ken Burns has been making films for more than thirty years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.
Lynn Novick has been making acclaimed documentary films about American history with Ken Burns for more than twenty years. Most recently she co-directed THE TENTH INNING, a two part, four hour update to the 18-1/2 hour series, Baseball, (1994).
David McMahon first worked for Florentine Films as an assistant editor on Jazz. Following stints at PBS's public affairs series, Frontline, and National Geographic Television and Film, McMahon returned to Florentine in 2003 as co-producer of a seven-part series on the Second World War.