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Since its creation over thirty-five years ago, Quest ProductionsOff-site link has been a leading producer of documentary specials and series for PBS, cable and network television. The resume of Quest's films represents a broad spectrum of subjects and exemplifies Quest's continuing commitment to produce television that is innovative, informative and intensely personal.

 

William Free
Executive Producer

Free has been producing programming for broadcast and educational distribution for twenty-five years.  He served as senior producer of GEO, A TICKET TO THE WORLD, a nationally syndicated series of specials sponsored by Oldsmobile for NBC. He was also senior producer for SMITHSONIAN WORLD, the Emmy Award winning PBS series hosted by David McCullough. Free produced and wrote THE HERO’S JOURNEY, an award-winning film on Joseph Campbell and produced the Campbell MYTHOS series for PBS. He was executive producer of UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE, a weekly public policy series produced by KTEH-TV and the Hoover Institution for distribution by PBS. He is currently an executive producer for a Stanford University/National Geographic special for PBS featuring Robert Sapolsky’s work on stress.

 

Bill Jersey

Bill Jersey

Bill Jersey
Producer / Director

Award winning filmmaker Bill Jersey has produced documentaries for all of the major networks and PBS, including WNET New York, KCET Los Angeles, WGBH Boston, and others. 

His body of work for PBS includes A TIME FOR BURNING, SUPERCHIEF: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF EARL WARREN, CHILDREN OF VIOLENCE, FACES OF THE ENEMY, THE GLORY AND THE POWER, THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF US-SOVIET RELATIONS, ENDING AIDS: THE SEARCH FOR A VACCINE, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN AMERICA, WHAT ABOUT GOD? and two series, RENAISSANCE and THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW.

 Jersey’s work has received many awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Emmy Award, the Christopher Award and numerous Emmy nominations.

Jersey is currently at work on LIVING IN THE FRACTAL DIMENSION, exploring the many applications of the mathematical formulations of Benoit Mandelbrot; SHACKLED,which examines the criminalization of America’s mentally ill; and BREAKING THE GRID, about Toyo Ito, architect of the new UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. 

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