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PETER SCHNALL: Producer / Director / Cinematography
6-time National EMMY Award-winner Peter Schnall is well known for his insightful and imaginative camerawork and for bringing a wide variety of challenging subjects to life on film. Peter is often cited as one of today’s top documentary Producer/Cinematographers.

As President and Executive Producer of PARTISAN PICTURES, Schnall is developing and producing films for PBS, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television / Channels, History Channel, A&E, France’s VM Productions as well as PARTISAN’s own independent feature documentaries.

Recently, Peter and PARTISAN journeyed with Oprah Winfrey for a month in South Africa -- a hard-hitting program on AIDS and children for her network show -- and entered the secret denizens of NATO and the United States Department of Defense for a high-level internal film (if we tell you about it, we’ll have to kill you).

After three years in production Peter and the folks at PARTISAN PICTURES completed their first independent feature doc, this is a game ladies. Winner at several film festivals, including the first annual AFI Silverdocs Festival, the film will air nationally on PBS in 2004.

Lecturer, roller-skater and father of two, Peter was chosen by the EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY as one of 14 television professionals from around the world to participate in their industry-wide distributed promotional DVD, “EXPOSED” -- personal thoughts on filmmaking and a comparison of film and electronic capture.

Prior to establishing PARTISAN PICTURES, Peter served as Senior Producer for National Geographic Television’s weekly two-hour magazine show Explorer. His beat for Explorer was real people, adventure, history and exploration films.

Peter’s awards include two EMMY Awards for Outstanding Informational, Cultural, or Historical Programming for Search for Battleship Bismarck and Last Voyage of the Lusitania. He also received EMMY Awards for Cinematography for his docs Tango! and Don’t Even Think of Parking Here.

Peter’s other highly-rated and award winning films include New York Firefighters: The Brotherhood of September 11th, Air Force One, Diamonds of War, In Search of Liberty Bell 7, Zaire River Journey, Sunset: Boulevard of Dreams, Mystery of the Crop Circles, Yanomami Homecoming, Warriors of the Golden Gate and Volga: The Soul of Russia.

HILARY SIO: Executive Producer / Head of Story Development
Hilary Sio joined PARTISAN PICTURES in 1997. As head of Story Development, Hilary develops projects with various broadcasters including Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, BBC, The History Channel, TLC and A&E. She developed Lost Liners and Firestorm: The Smokejumper’s Story and directed research for Air Force One and the Emmy-nominated The Battle for Midway. Ms. Sio has been Executive or Supervising Producer on shows such as Russia: Land of the Tzars, Diamonds, Crime Scene Clean Up I & II, Surviving Suicide: Those Left Behind and PARTISAN’S independent film This is a Game Ladies to air on PBS in 2004. She wrote New York Firefighters: The Brotherhood of September 11th and co-wrote Attack on the Pentagon. Sio is currently Executive Producer on eight up-coming hours for National Geographic Channel including: How I Really Found the Titanic, Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Mystique, Protecting the President, and Sea Spies.

Since 1990, Hilary has been represented by the Watkins Loomis Literary Agency. Her fiction has been published in Bomb, American Short Fiction, Confrontations, Threepenny Review and other magazines. Her short story Figures was broadcast nationwide on National Public Radio's Selected Shorts.

Tracey Barry joined PARTISAN PICTURES in 2000 as a Producer for this is a game ladies, a feature documentary for PBS, which won the Audience Award at the AFI/Silverdocs Film Festival and the Best Documentary at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival. Most recently, Tracey wrote and produced The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot for National Geographic Channel. Other producing credits include NYPD: Life on the Street and Attack on the Pentagon: 9/11 for Discovery Channel and Airship Disasters for History Channel.

She independently produced and directed My Name is Goodtime Charlie, which was featured at the Memphis Film Festival in 2002. In 2002, she also filed bi-monthly reports about the American music scene for Gideon Coe’s 6 MUSIC program for BBC Radio.

In 1999, she created and co-produced, If I Get Out Alive, a one-hour radio documentary about juveniles in the adult prison system, narrated by Diane Keaton and broadcast on over 250 National Public Radio stations across the country. Funded by the Macarthur, Soros and Butler Foundations, the program has won first place awards from the Casey Journalism Center at the University of Maryland, the National Headliners Association and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Tracey is an honors graduate of Vassar College.





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