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Tug Yourgrau, a man with a salt and pepper beard and moustache and receding hairline, smiles at the camera

Tug Yourgrau

Co-founder and vice president of Powderhouse Productions, Tug Yourgrau is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with more than 26 years experience. He has been executive producer or producer/director on many films which have been broadcast on The Discovery Channel, TLC, PBS, WGBH, The History Channel and The Monitor Channel. Yourgrau is also an award-winning playwright and theatrical director. His play, The Song of Jacob Zulu, received 1993 Tony nominations for Best Play and Best Score (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo). His other plays include Shooting in Madrid, Theft, Cries From the Cockpit, Just The Two of Us and Higher Power.

Yourgrau was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MA in European History from Boston University. He is a member of SAG, AFTRA and the WGA/East. Yourgrau and his wife, Beth, live with their twins, Sarah and David, outside Boston.

Dan Miller, a man with short brown hair and blue eyes, smiles at the camera

Dan Miller

Dan Miller has produced, directed or edited more than 20 primetime hour-long television documentaries for The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, A&E, MSNBC, AMC and The Travel Channel. Most recently, he traveled to a remote corner of Iceland for a Discovery Channel series, Extreme Engineering, a program about the construction of a massive hydroelectric power plant. Miller holds a double BA from the University of Colorado.

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