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Pamela Yates, Producer/Director

Pamela Yates is a producer/director with extensive experience in both independent documentaries and commercial television. Presumed Guilty, a three-year effort, shows the San Francisco public defender's office grappling with two high-profile murder cases. Yates also produced and directed Brotherhood of Hate, a study of violent white supremacy in one American family. Brotherhood of Hate was co-produced by The New York Times and broadcast on Showtime. Yates was a producer on the series Trauma: Life in the ER in its premiere season for New York Times Television. Her show Loss of Innocence was awarded a national Emmy.

Yates's independent films in war-torn Central America include Witness to War (Academy Award, 1985), When the Mountains Tremble (Special Jury Award, Sundance, 1984) and Nicaragua: Report From the Front. Her trilogy, Living Broke in Boom Times -- made with Peter Kinoy -- describes poverty in America in the 1990s and includes "Takeover" (1991) and "Poverty Outlaw" (1997), both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and the ITVS presentation "Outriders" (1999) on PBS. From 1993 to 1995, Yates was a producer on Michael Moore's TV Nation for NBC and Fox. TV Nation won an Emmy in 1995 for Outstanding Informational Series.

Yates directed the first music video made in China, "No More Disguises," featuring Cui Jian which was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 best music videos of 1989. She was also the originating producer of Some Mother's Son, a feature film about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, directed by Terry George, starring Helen Mirren and released through Castlerock Entertainment.

Peter Kinoy, Producer/Editor

Peter Kinoy has worked for 25 years in the New York media industry as a producer and editor. His most recent work, Presumed Guilty, will be broadcast nationally on PBS in fall 2002. In 1999, Kinoy (with Pamela Yates) produced and edited the ITVS presentation "Outriders." His independent documentaries as a producer include When the Mountains Tremble, which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and Teen Dreams (an official Sundance selection, 1995), which pioneered self-documentation with small-format cameras. Also with Yates, Kinoy co-produced and edited "Takeover" (broadcast on PBS, 1991) and "Poverty Outlaw" (an official Sundance selection, 1997).
Kinoy's editing credits include documentaries for PBS, Showtime, The Learning Channel, National Geographic and the BBC. He was an editor on Michael Moore's TV Nation, Louis Theroux's Weird Weekend, Trauma: Life in the ER and the Showtime documentary Brotherhood of Hate.

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