Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are partners in Incite Pictures and Cine Qua Non. Prior to making The Education the Shelby Knox, they produced The Trenchcoat Gang for Court TV, about the most successful bank robbers in U.S. history. Their film Live Free or Die, the story of Wayne Goldner, a doctor from Bedford, New Hampshire who was banned from teaching in his children’s schools because he provides abortions, aired on POV in 2000. They have also produced Fatherhood USA, a PBS mini-series exploring contemporary fatherhood, and The Abortion Pill, about the history and controversy over the French drug RU486. In addition to broadcast work they have produced videos for organizations working on a wide range of social issues.
Beginning her career teaching video production in New York City schools and working on projects about early American cinema, Marion Lipschutz started producing and directing with the award-winning Hard Choices, about a “rustbelt” steel town devastated by the closing of its local mill. After associate producing and researching a series on the history of entrepreneurship and a special on AIDS, she worked for HBO on several America Undercover shows and the Real Sex series. She lives on a farm outside of New York City with her husband and two children.
Rose Rosenblatt trained as a writer and editor, beginning with the Emmy award-winning series Lifeline, which aired on NBC. She wrote several National Endowment for the Humanities scripts, including The Two Worlds of Angelita, a dramatic film that showed at the Carnegie Hall Cinema in 1987. She edited Mandela in America (1990) and then launched her producing/directing career with Rights and Wrongs (PBS), a series chronicling human rights abuses around the world. In 1991, while editing The Human Language, a series on linguistics for PBS, she met and partnered with Marion Lipschutz. Rose lives in Manhattan. Her daughter is a sophomore at Bowdoin College in Maine.