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Catherine Tambini


Catherine Tambini is director/producer wIth Carlos Sandoval and cinematographer for The State of Arizona that aired on PBS’s Independent Lens in January 2014 (Cine Golden Eagle Award). The film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration following Arizona’s controversial “show me your papers” law all the way to the Supreme Court. The Los Angeles Times – “what [the film] does…is give a sense of the issues as lived on the ground…and the human consequences of policymaking.”


She also directed and produced the highly acclaimed Farmingville with Mr. Sandoval about a small suburban town in the wake of the hate-based attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers. (Winner: Sundance Special Jury Prize and Bend Festival Best in Show, among many others. Recipient of Henry Hampton and Cine Golden Eagle Awards, as well as an Independent Spirit Award nominee: “An unusually sensitive and sophisticated piece of investigative journalism,” wrote The New York Times. Farmingville was the season premier of PBS’ award-winning documentary series, P.O.V.


Ms. Tambini co-produced with renowned filmmaker Anne Belle, the Academy Award-nominated Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse about legendary choreographer George Balanchine’s last great muse. (New York Film Festival, PBS’s “Great Performances/Dance in America”). Other producing credits include Varian and Putzi: A Twentieth Century Tale (feature doc) and Two Good Boys (Off-Broadway play). She field produced and shot portions of MTV’s I’m From Rolling Stone and TLC’s Pageant Perfect. She has also assisted in the production design of many well-known Hollywood films including The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Steel Magnolias, True Colors, and The Secret of My Success.


Ms Tambini is a Sundance Institute and a MacArthur Foundation fellow.  She holds a BFA from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.



Elizabeth Hemmerdinger



ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, produced by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger with Isotope Films, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013. It has been named one of the 5 most essential documentaries of 2013.

 Hemmerdinger is the Associate Producer of THE HOMESTRETCH (Emmy 2016), about three homeless teenagers who brave the pressures of high school and life alone on the street of Chicago to build a brighter future.  Three spring festivals - Hot Docs in Toronto in April 2014, AFI in Washington D.C. andHuman Rights Watch Festival at Lincoln Center, June, 2014 and PBS in early 2015 have this film off to a wonderful start.

 and conviction of these three teens defies stereotypes in

GOOD SISTER, starring Jessica Hecht and Grant Shaud, a short film, written and produced by Hemmerdinger, opened the Soho International Film Festival in May 2014 and is also an official selection of the Boston International, NY Filmmakers and Queens World Film Festival.   Hemmerdinger is Executive Producer of LOST AND SOUND, an award-winning British documentary that follows 3 artists over 2 years, as they journey deep into silence and sound to re-discover music after deafness.  In 2013 it was included in SXSW and Film Society Lincoln Center 2013 and is a 2014 ReelAbilities selection.


Hemmerdinger is the Executive Producer of THE REAL ROSIE THE RIVETER PROJECT, a collection of filmed oral histories of the women who took the place of men on the production line during World War II.  The collection is housed at NYU’s Tamiment Labor Archive at the Bobst Libraries.  She is Producer/Writer in collaboration with award-winning documentary filmmakers of The Homestretch, Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly (MacArthur Foundation Grantees, Sundance Institute Fellows)on an animated, interactive, new-media project, THE GIRL WITH THE RIVET GUN (in development), based on these stories.


In connection with her World War II research, Hemmerdinger is Visiting Artist at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and has been a visiting scholar at the Naval War College, in Newport, Rhode Island.  She and collaborator Anne de Mare, presented BEYOND THESE WALLS, their film about the experiences of Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò during World War II, at a symposium entitled Women and War in a prestigious “La Pietra Dialogue,” at Villa La Pietra, the NYUcampus in Florence, Italy.


Hemmerdinger has written for Ms. Magazine; is a member of the Board of Directors of Women’s Voices for Change, and a regular contributor to its website.  Elizabeth Hemmerdinger began her career as a playwright, winning the NYU Tisch School of the Arts MFA Goldberg Prize for We Can Do It! which she is now adapting as an animated musical.  Her plays, including Squall and a cycle of 10-minute Rage Plays, some published by Playscripts, Inc. – including Rug Rage, Road Rage, Pissed Sister (from which GOOD SISTER is adapted) and The Pier Group – are produced around the world. 



Laverne Berry

(Executive Producer) has had a solo entertainment law practice for almost 12 years.  As a former award-winning television producer, media professional and business affairs executive, she brings extensive industry knowledge to her role as an entertainment lawyer, arbitrator, mediator and executive producer. 



She is the Executive Producer of The Silent Truth, which will be distributed through Amazon, iTunes and Hulu+, starting in the summer of 2014, Co-Executive Producer of the 2013 Emmy nominated, Chely Wright Wish Me Away, and Co-Executive Producer of the award winning The Lady in Question is Charles Busch.


Ms. Berry has been named one the New York Metro Area Super Lawyers in 2011, 2013 and 2014, by Thompson Reuters; and was included by Thompson Reuters in the New York Metro Super Lawyers supplement to The New York Times newspaper, The Top Women Attorneys in New York, 2014.


Kathleen Dougherty

(Editor) is a filmmaker/editor who has made numerous award-winning documentary, music and dance related films over the past three decades. She edited for the Metropolitan Opera 2008 doc feature, The Audition,; the American Masters special presentation James Levine: Americas Maestro for PBS, as well as numerous Intermission films featured for the Mets “Live In HD” broadcasts seen around the world

        Documentary films include Photography for Middlemarch Films, and Making Spirits Soar for Susan Froemke Prods.  For Maysles Films she has made many films including the Grammy award-winning Recording the Producers - A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks, Hey Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, and Sports Illustrated Magazine documentary specials for HBO.  In conjunction with HBO Films and Susan Froemke Prods. she was involved in two segments of the “Addiction” project.

        Kathleen has produced and edited many ground-breaking and award-winning Music Videos and Concert films, including “You Might Think” The Cars - the first MTV Best Video of the Year ever given, and “Dont Come Around Here No More” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, nominated for 7 MTV awards.  She has directed and edited numerous concert films for artists such as Hall & Oates, Carly Simon and Harry Connick Jr. 


Peter Miller

(sound recordist and trusted advisor), has recorded sound on some of the most acclaimed documentaries in recent memory including five Academy Award winners – Best Boy, The Ten Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table, Into The Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'  and Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, –  and two Oscar-nominees, Paul Taylor: Dancemaker and Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse. Other feature documentaries include Matt Heineman’s Cartel Land, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Heineman and Susan Froemke’s Escape Fire: the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, Macky Alston’s Love Free or Die; Neil Barsky’s Koch; Barbara Kopple's Wild Man Blues; and Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner.  Mr. Miller has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards for best sound, winning for 3-2-1 Contact. Other television credits include Porgy and Bess: An American Voice; the Emmy Award-winning shows In The Fiddler's House for PBS with Itzhak Perlman and syndicated series Martha Stewart Living. He was sound supervisor on PBS’ series Broadway or Bust among many others.


Matt Porwoll

(cinematographer) is a cinematographer based in New York. His most recent work, Cartel Land, was selected for competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and subsequently won the US Documentary Prize for Cinematography. This is Porwoll's second collaboration with director Matthew Heineman, after Emmy-nominated Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, shot by Wolfgang Held, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

      Matt has also served as an additional cinematographer on numerous other films such as HBO’s Emmy-nominated By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, directed by Amy Rice and Alicia Sams, Gunnin' For That #1 Spot directed by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, and HBO’s Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, directed by Ellen Goosenberg, which won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.