Filmmaker Bios

Gary WeimbergGary Weimberg is a veteran documentary director and editor who counts two Emmys among his many awards. His first Emmy came for editing the feature-length Earth and the American Dream (1992) for HBO. He earned his second for directing and editing, as well as co-writing, the first two hours of the four hour Fox Network mini-series, Loyalty and Betrayal: A History of the Amercian Mob (1994). More recently, Weimberg co-produced and directed (with Catherine Ryan and Judith Leonard) the ABC primetime documentary, The Story of Mothers and Daughters. His editing credits include Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (HBO, winner of two Emmys), the Oscar- nominated short, Memorial, and Superchief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren, which was also nominated for an Academy Award, and which Weimberg co-wrote. The Double Life Of Ernesto Gomez Gomez recently won Best Documentary at the San Antonio Cinefestival, the Athens Film Festival and the Big Muddy Film Festival.

Catherine RyanCatherine Ryan has been producing, directing, and writing documentaries since 1990, including the award-winning Maria's Story, which was broadcast on POV in 1991. She produced and directed Healing the Family, one episode of the series Making Peace that aired on PBS in 1996, and shared producing and directing duties (with Gary Weimberg and Judith Leonard) on the ABC special, The Story of Mothers and Daughters.