Jeff Tuchman — His Life and Work

I remember the first time I met Jeff. He’d come highly recommended, the rare filmmaker that had an unshakable moral compass and the patience and compassion to both teach and lead. I offered him a job. He turned me down. He didn’t want a job he explained, he wanted to make films.

Jeff Tuchman — Filmmaker and Friend

Over the next couple of months we talked and got to know each other. As he got to know the team at BNN he developed a theory. One day he told me “you don’t need a series producer, you need a camp counselor.” He was right of course. We had assembled a team of smart, hard working, driven young filmmakers. They had passion and ambition, they needed guidance. And so Jeff joined, but he ever took a job. Instead he responded to the calling of what over years became hundreds of filmmakers and stories needing to be told.

His instinct for how to tell a tale with images, sound, and text was flawless, and his ability to read a script and patch holes and strengthen narrative improved the work of every project he touched and every filmmaker he mentored.

His work speaks volumes about his passions and convictions, starting with Directing “The Man From Hope”, the Bill Clinton documentary portrait that galvanized the 1992 Democratic convention.

Here’s a list of the films he shepherded — see if you can see the same pattern in the titles that I did.

  • Firearms Freeway — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Playing to Extremes: Kids and Sports Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Tabloid! Inside the NY Post — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Stealing Wheels — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Exterminators — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • I Witness 1 — Documentary (BNN / CBS: Eye On People)
  • I Witness 2 — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Teen Gambling — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • The Great Race The Ultimate Road Trip 1 — Documentary (BNN / History Channel)
  • Life on the Edge: West Bank Settlers — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • The Business of Death — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Every Parent’s Nightmare — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Blood on the Tracks — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • The Junkie Next Door: Women and Heroin — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Fight Like a Girl — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • E.R. Stories: Families in Crisis — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Shooting Stars: The Paparazzi — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
  • Crimes in the Name of God — Court TV

Tabloid! Inside the NY Post — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
A&E’s Investigative Reports takes a fast-paced look at one of New York City’s most prominent newspapers in Tabloid! Inside the New York Post. This documentary portrays the Post, warts and all, as a highly competitive news organization that runs the gamut from analytical business coverage to vicious celebrity mudslinging. “We’re a tabloid and that means we cover news through people and personalities, more than through abstract issues,” says a staff writer for the Post whose take-no-prisoners approach is embraced by her colleagues. We’re introduced to “Calamity” Sam Costanza, a crime photographer and adrenaline junkie on the prowl for fires, muggings, and particularly juicy murders; Richard Johnson, a gossip columnist with a vendetta against actor Alec Baldwin; and Managing Editor Marc Kalech, who proudly proclaims, “We attack people who need attacking.” Sure, it’s somewhat bizarre to witness such a huge collection of egomaniacs, hard-core journalists, and shallow columnists cranking out stories that have the barest resemblance to anything called news. However, Tabloid ties together a host of seemingly unrelated subplots and creates a compelling portrait of New York’s most controversial newspaper.

Video:
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Matthew A Handal EDITOR
Marina Araujo TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
James Capria AVID ASSISTANT
Sarah Dent DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Nicole Ewing SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Laura Fleury SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Dave Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Bob Harris PRODUCER 
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR 
Corlette Jones PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT 
Ted Krever NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Ed Kurpis CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Erin McGroder INTERN
Anne O Craig VIDEO JOURNALIST
Mike Petro NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Stu Renzler NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Paul Schwartzreich VIDEO JOURNALIST
Marc Senter EDITOR
Lauren Thompson VIDEO JOURNALIST
Zak Tucker POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Matthew Vogel PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Tatyanna Wright VIDEO JOURNALIST
Lisa Yip INTERN

Firearms Freeway — Documentary (BNN / A&E)

The I-95 runs along the Eastern seaboard, from the tip of Florida up to the Canadian border. This strip of road is also known as “Firearms Freeway” due to the large amount of gun trafficking that takes place along the route, originating in Florida and profiting by it’s unusually lax gun regulations. This complex and divisive issue is evaluated thoroughly, identifying real-world problems and political issues that have affected current gun laws.

CLIP 1 CLIP 2 CLIP 3

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Kelly McCormick COORDINATING PRODUCER
Ed Pickart EDITOR
Sam Lee EDITOR
Aileen Ghee EDITOR
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Michael Cascio EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Jesse Phinney INTERN
Tamecca Pualani INTERN
Cathy Gilmer INTERN
Christopher Nizza INTERN
Matthew Ehrlich TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Liz Tracy VIDEOJOURNALIST
Katy McDonald MARKETING DIRECTOR
Amanda Pike VIDEOJOURNALIST
Kirk Kelly CONTROLLER
Stan Harrison MUSIC
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Lara Hughey VIDEOJOURNALIST
Bob Harris PRODUCER
Liz Tracey PRODUCER
Adrianna E Davis PRODUCTION MANAGER
Maryellen Cox SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Kenneth Arkow SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Gayle Gilman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Noah Parks TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

I Witness Season 1 — Documentary (BNN / CBS: Eye On People)

Polygamy: Episode 1 -5
Meet the Josephs, one big happy family. Like most families, they juggle the everyday issues of work, child care, making ends meet, and finding time to sit down to dinner together. They are your stereotypical family unit with one major exception — one husband, many wifes.

Medical Interns Episode 1 -5
HMO’s budget cuts, hospital closing, overworked house staff — the American health care system is under siege and it’s not likely to be fixed anytime soon. Still, young idealistic kids, with images of “E.R.” floating in their heads are becoming doctors.

I Witness: Mall Of America Episode 1 -5
In the middle of the ultimate consumer country, what’s it like to live in a virtual city, the giant behemoth known as the Mall of America? What happens when you take 120 young,impressionable high school students and drop them right into the heart of capitalism?

I Witness: The Birth Of A Militia Episode 1 -5
In remote La Verkin, Utah, an hour north of the Grand Canyon, a small group of believers have formed the Rocky Mountain Militia. White superiority and the fight for racial purity are among their core objectives. Our cameras take you inside a world that has been swept under the rug.

I Witness — Big Codeo Rodeo Episode 1 -5
One hundred years ago, when the west was truly “wild,” Buffalo Bill invited the meanest, toughest, bravest cowboys to Cody, Wyoming to show their stuff. A century later, the Cody Night Rodeo still attracts the bold, the daring, and the just plain foolish.

I Witness: Marine Mammals Episode 1 -5
El Nino is here and it’s wreaking havoc on the coast of Marin County, California. No one knows this better than the staff and volunteers of The Marine Mammal Center. Last year at this time they housed 24 sick, stranded or abandoned sea mammals.

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Peter Klein — SERIES PRODUCER
Allison Howard ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Kathleen Schuck ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 
Shari Solomon COORDINATING PRODUCER 
Tod Modisett EDITOR 
Craig Santy PRODUCER / DIRECTOR 
Amanda Pike PRODUCER 
Mira Chang PRODUCER

I Witness 2 — Documentary (BNN / CBS: Eye On People)
Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Peter Klein — SERIES PRODUCTER
Allison Howard ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Kathleen Schuck ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Shari Solomon COORDINATING PRODUCER
Mira Chang PRODUCER
Amanda Pike PRODUCER
Caroline Sommers SENIOR PRODUCER

The Junkie Next Door: Women and Heroin — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
“The Junkie Next Door: Women on Heroin” examines drug addiction among females through the experiences of three women. Included: a Baltimore resident who undergoes an experimental treatment; a woman whose daughter died of an overdose. October 27, 1999

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Deborah Kurtz ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Laura Fleury COORDINATING PRODUCER
katherine linton DIRECTOR
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Christopher White EDITOR
Zak Tucker EDITOR
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Dave Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Marina Araujo AVID ASSISTANT
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Ed Kurpis CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
MIRA CHANG VIDEO JOURNALIST
Chris Digirolomo TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Shasa Rogers VIDEO JOURNALIST
Michelle Crane PRODUCER
Corlette Jones PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Cynthia Helton PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE
Matthew Vogel PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Kelly McCormick PRODUCTION MANAGER
Nicole Ewing SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Baby Beauty Queens — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
Baby Beauty Queens” looks at the ultra-competitive world of pageants for kids, as well as “the parents who drive them with an almost religious ferocity.” Included are profiles of four contestants and their moms, and the preparation that goes into competition.

Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 3
Jeffrey Tuchman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Jenny Raskin ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Michelle Langor ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Kendall Morgan-Rhodes COORDINATING PRODUCER
Laura Fleury COORDINATING PRODUCER
Philip Falcone EDITOR
Tom Patterson EDITOR
Michael Cascio EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Shari Solomon VIDEO JOURNALIST
Chris Digirolamo TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Lauren Thompson VIDEO JOURNALIST
Karyn Bianco TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Nicole Ewing STUDIO COORDINATOR
Katrina Charmatz POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Shari L Solomon PRODUCER
Adriana E Davis PRODUCTION MANAGER
Gayle Gilman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Pamela Wolfe SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Zak Tucker TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Greg Turian TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Ted Krever VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION

Shooting Stars: The Paparazzi — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
SHOOTING STARS goes inside the strange world of the photographers who work New York City hoping for a candid shot of today’s biggest names. It’s a strange life; the people they target as well as the public condemn them, even as the celebrities need the publicity and consumers eagerly snap up copies of the publications that showcase their work. Go “on the job” with a photographer working the Mercer Hotel lobby hoping for a shot of Leonardo DiCaprio, despite the fact that the last time he tried he was assaulted and his camera destroyed. And discover the distinctions that define the world of the paparazzi, where some get past the velvet rope for tame photos and some are locked out of the glamorous world yet produce the best, most valuable photos. It’s a gripping look inside a strange triangle — the stars need the publicity, the public love the photos, and the photographers need to eat.

Jeffrey Tuchman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Cat Anderson ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Ian Edelman ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Jenny Raskin ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Emmanuel Bosgang ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Allison Howard CAMERA OPERATOR
Laura Fleury COORDINATING PRODUCER
Kendall Morgan-Rhodes COORDINATING PRODUCER
Philip Falcone EDITOR
Tom Patterson EDITOR
Debra Wakefield EDITOR
Michael Cascio EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ted Krever VICE PRESIDENT PRODUCTIONS
Matthew Ehlich TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Adam Steinman VIDEO JOURNALIST
Mara Gross AVID ASSISTANT
Merle Soden TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Christine Henry AVID ASSISTANT
Nicole Becker Ewing STUDIO COORDINATOR
Chris Digirolomo TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Caroline Sommers PRODUCER
Adriana E Davis PRODUCTION MANAGER
Gayle Gilman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Greg Turian TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Fight Like a Girl — Documentary (BNN / A&E) August 20, 2005
“Fight like a Girl” looks at the world of women’s boxing, focuses on a title bout between Kathy “The Wildcat” Collins and Leah “The Kitten” Mellinger. Included: visits to their training sites, highlights of the bout, and post-fight interviews.

Jeffrey Tuchman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynette M Lerner ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Kendall Morgan-Rhodes COORDINATING PRODUCER
Laura Fleury COORDINATING PRODUCER
Pamela Yoder EDITOR
Debra Wakefield EDITOR
Philip Falcone EDITOR
Carol A Ross EDITOR
Michael Cascio EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Julie Alpers INTERN
Cheyne Munk INTERN
Ted Krever VICE-PRESIDENT PRODUCTION
Nicole Becker Ewing STUDIO COORDINATOR
Kate Drennan AVID ASSISTANT
Matthew Ehrlich TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Mara Gross AVID ASSISTANT
Paul Schwartzreich VIDEOJOURNALIST
Lisa Wood Shapiro VIDEOJOURNALIST
Christine Henry AVID ASSISTANT
Maite Quinn VIDEOJOURNALIST
Jenny Raskin SERIES ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Chris Digirolomo TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Adriana E Davis PRODUCTION MANAGER
Gayle Gilman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Greg Turian TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Managing Your HMO — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
Real-life stories illustrate this important look at how people can take control of their healthcare. This documentary, part of the Investigative Reports series from A&E, takes a look inside the managed care HMO system of health insurance. Narrated by Investigative Reports host and producer Bill Kurtis, this video features in-depth talks with doctors who are forced by the HMO rules to monitor and heavily restrict the type of care they offer their patients. In many HMO plans, medical tests are limited, medicines are restricted, and certain doctors are ruled off-limits. Interviews with patients whose health has been affected by this lack of care bring to light the problem with managed care medicine in this country. Some HMO officials talk about their system and how it is normally supposed to work, contradicting the HMO doctors, who claim that all the insurance companies want is to make as much money as possible.

Irene Taylor PRODUCER
Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Brian Altman AVID ASSISTANT
Marina Araujo POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Pauline Burer INTERN
Sarah Dent DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Lara Edelbaum MEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Nicole Ewing SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Laura Fleury SUPERVISING PRODUCER
David Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Bob Harris PRODUCER
Jesse Heinzen INTERN
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Stephanya Huntley ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Corlette Jones PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Krever NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
May Kuckro EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Mike Petro NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Anish Savjani TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Mare Senter EDITOR
Katherine Stohr AVID ASSISTANT
Matt Vogel PRODUCTION MANAGER

Playing to Extremes: Kids and Sports

Host Bill Kurtis explores the new, high-pressure world of children’s sports where kids no longer play for fun, but for the dream of a lucrative professional career. Meet a 14-year-old girl besieged by college basketball recruiters, and a 12-year-old figure skater who spends two hours on the ice before school begins.

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Brian Altman AVID ASSISTANT
Marina Araujo ASSISTANT POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Paul Buchbinder PRODUCER
Sarah Dent DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Nicole Ewing SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Laura Fleury SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Dave Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Tom Grant VIDEO JOURNALIST
Jesse Heinzen INTERN
Cindy Helton VIDEO JOURNALIST
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Corlette Jones PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Ted Krever NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
katherine linton PRODUCER
Diana Macareg INTERN
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Kelly McCormick PRODUCTION MANAGER
Mike Petro NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Stu Rentzler NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Shasa Rogers VIDEO JOURNALIST
Eric Salzman ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Luis Santiago POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Anish Savjani TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Marc Senter EDITOR
Eric Slazman VIDEO JOURNALIST
Lauren Thompson VIDEO JOURNALIST
Matthew Vogel PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Stealing Wheels — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
Shocking probe into the $7.5-billion auto theft industry — a business so big that it would be the 56th largest U.S. corporation if it were legal. Examines how auto thieves use chop shops, retagging, and exportation of stolen cars to keep their business flourishing, and how manufacturers devise new ways to foil the thieves.

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Cindy Helton ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Laura DeNey EDITOR
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Phil Falcone EDITOR
Pam Yoder EDITOR
Paul Levinsky EDITOR
Vinessa Cochran EDITOR
Jennifer Borus EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Linda Miscko INTERN
Pam Troutman VIDEOJOURNALIST
David Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Tom Grant VIDEOJOURNALIST
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Sarah Dent DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Jackie Raphael VIDEOJOURNALIST
Anish Savjani TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Michael Swanhaus VIDEOJOURNALIST
Marina Araujo POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Paul Buchbinder PRODUCER
Andy Grier PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Matt Vogel PRODUCTION MANAGER
Laura Fleury SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Exterminators — Documentary (BNN / A&E)

They’re part detective, part hit man, part scientist and part cowboy. They prowl the underbelly of the urban landscape in pursuit of their prey. EXTERMINATORS follows the people who help control New York City’s roaches and rats. Like hired guns, they take care of business and then disappear. They go where others dare not go and see what others fear to see. EXTERMINATORS introduces those on the front line: a husband and wife team who breed huge Madagascar roaches because you must understand your enemy; a man who prowls the subway tracks at night fighting to control the rat population; a Department of Health official who leads teams of exterminators through neglected buildings and abandoned lots. And meet a former exterminator who now writes poetry about the profession as well as those who don’t believe in pest control and think the problem is not with the pests but with the slovenly ways of humans.

Jeffrey Tuchman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Laura Fleury COORDINATING PRODUCER 
Kendall Morgan-Rhodes COORDINATING PRODUCER
Katrina Charmatz DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Gloria Bremer EDITOR
Deb Wakefield EDITOR
Philip Falcone EDITOR
rPam Yoder EDITOR
Michael Cascio EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Nicole Becker Ewing LINE PRODUCER
Aimee Gautreau DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Matthew Ehrlich TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Mara Gross AVID ASSISTANT
Kristin Schylinski VIDEO JOURNALIST
Jenny Raskin SERIES ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Christine Henry AVID ASSISTANT
Paul Shwartzreich VIDEO JOURNALIST
Maite Quinn VIDEO JOURNALIST
Ted Krever VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTIONS
Kirk Kelly CONTROLLER
Chris Digirolomo TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Kate Dremen AVID ASSISTANT
Tara Sutton VIDEO JOURNALIST
Kyle Barrineau PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Adrina Davis PRODUCTION MANAGER
Gayle Gilman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Greg Turian TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Teen Gambling — Documentary (BNN / A&E)

This documentary, part of the A&E Investigative Reports series, explores the dark and depressing world of teenage gambling. With the rise of lotteries, and riverboat or land-based casinos, the percentage of people suffering from gambling addictions also increases. Sadly, these percentages also include underage teens, who cannot legally gamble but somehow manage to get hooked. Narrated by series producer and host Bill Kurtis, this episode features many actual stories about this teen phenomenon, including a group of 15-year-olds who play craps wherever they can. A 17-year-old tells how he missed his graduation ceremony in order to go bet at the local racetrack and another teenager speaks out about how his gambling problem forced him into criminal activity for money. Investigative Reports also talks with psychologists, gambling industry professionals, and parents of addicted teens about this growing trend in today’s young

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Rasheed j. Daniel, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 
Kate Stohr ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Marc Senter EDITOR
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Kim Mayhorn EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Grace Kim INTERN
Justin Doo INTERN
Dave Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Mike Petro NEW MEDIA
Michael Ricca TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Eddie Ocampo NEW MEDIA
Brandon Adamek VIDEOJOURNALIST
Bobby Loftus AVID ASSISTANT
Mark Stencik CHIEF FINANCIAL OPERATOR
Lauren Thompson VIDEOJOURNALIST
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Marina Araujo POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Eric Scholl PRODUCER
Matt Vogel PRODUCTION MANAGER
Laura Fleury SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Pamela Yoder SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Nicole Ewing SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Phil Falcone TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

The Great Race The Ultimate Road Trip 1 — Documentary (BNN / History Channel)

Take 100 vintage automobiles, 14 summer days, 200 die-hard car enthusiasts, and 3900 miles of the most beautiful back-roads and by-ways this country has to offer, put them together, and you’ve got a recipe for one of the truly great American automotive experiences: The History Channel Great Race 2000.

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Teri Klein ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Laura DeNey EDITOR
Marc Senter EDITOR
Tracy Bowman EDITOR
David Shikiar EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE (EIC)
Susan Werbe EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Candice Watkins INTERN
Dave Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Toby Oppenheimer VIDEOJOURNALIST
Joshua Stone MUSIC
Michael Ricca TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Eddie Ocampo DESIGNER
Marina Araujo POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Jill Roozenboom PRODUCER
Anthony Fung Rai PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Ruth Chon PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Alison Guss SENIOR PRODUCER
Phil Falcone TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Charlotte Harvey TRANSCRIBER/LOGGER
Elisabeth DeGraaff TRANSCRIBER/LOGGER
Paul Grant TRANSCRIBER/LOGGER
Andy Grier TRANSCRIBER/LOGGER

Life on the Edge: West Bank Settlers — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
A chronicle of a year in the life of two families living in Isreal’s West Bank. October 22, 2000

Jeffrey Tuchman CONSULTING PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Michal Lebowitch ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Cat Anderson ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Laura Fleury COORDINATING PRODUCER
Jeff Groth EDITOR
James Jones EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Michael Cascio EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Mia Quint INTERN
Marc Corrazzini INTERN
Bridget Smith INTERN
Margherita Gencarelli-Yoder INTERN
Naomi Moores INTERN
Alice Barstow INTERN
Edet Belzberg VIDEOJOURNALIST
Aileen Ghee SENIOR EDITOR
Matthew Erlich TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Ayelet Heller VIDEOJOURNALIST
Kirk Kelly CONTROLLER
Peter Klein VIDEOJOURNALIST
Amanda Pike VIDEOJOURNALIST
Megan Reilly PRODUCER
Adriana E Davis PRODUCTION MANAGER
Dave Goldberg SENIOR PRODUCER
Gayle Gilman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Amit Breuer SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Blood on the Tracks — Documentary (BNN / A&E) 29 April 29th, 2000

They are a familiar figure of Americana — the freight-hopping hobo. Between the Civil War and World War II, and estimated four million souls rode the rails. But now, true hobos are being replaced by criminals and gangs that have turned America’s railways into a haven of crime. MURDER ON THE TRACKS investigates the FRTA, a mysterious fraternity of rail riders who prey upon unsuspecting “civilians” who wander into their world. Fueling this is a new generation of rail riders, young kids who are unaware, or unconcerned, that they take their lives in their hands when they hop a freight train. We’ll hear the tragic stories of people who have sought romance and excitement, but ended up taking the last ride of their life. And veteran hobos with names like Guitar Whitey, Frog and Redbird Express help put the history of freight hopping into perspective. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS takes to the rails to see what has become of the romanticized life of the hobo.

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Cindy Helton ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Laura de Nay EDITOR
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Luis Santiago EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 
Dave Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Mike Petro NEW MEDIA
Brian Altman AVID ASSISTANT
Mario de la Cruz TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Sarah Dent DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Ted Krever NEW MEDIA
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Stu Rentzler NEW MEDIA
Marina Araujo ASSISTANT POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Anish Savjani TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Lauren “Two Car” Thompson PRODUCER
Tom Grant PRODUCER
Eric Scholl PRODUCER
Corlette Jones PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Jody Girgenti PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE
Matthew Vogel PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Kelly McCormick PRODUCTION MANAGER
Laura Fleury SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Nicole Ewing SUPERVISING PRODUCER

The Business of Death — Documentary (BNN / A&E)
An in-depth look at the world and work of morticians. We follow several morticians-to-be at the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science as they learn embalming, the restorative arts, the use of hair and makeup on corpses, and the other skills of their ancient craft.

Jeffrey Tuchman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Rick Smigielski, senior producer
Ryan Clifford ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Kendall Morgan-Rhodes COORDINATING PRODUCER
Allison Howard COORDINATING PRODUCER
Laura Fleury COORDINATING PRODUCER
Phillip Falcone EDITOR
Bjorn Bellenbaum EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Michael Cascio EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Marina Araujo AVID ASSISTANT
Nicole Ewing STUDIO COORDINATOR
Zak Tucker TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Julie Alpers AVID ASSISTANT
Chris Digirolomo TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
David Kolko VIDEO JOURNALIST
Paul Schwartzreich VIDEO JOURNALIST
Kate Frank AVID ASSISTANT
Karyn Bianco TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Katrina Charmatz POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Adriana E Davis PRODUCTION MANAGER
Pam Wolfe SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Ted Krever VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION

Every Parent’s Nightmare — Documentary (BNN / A&E)

Examining the 1998 death of 2-year-old Texas toddler Maggie Dittman, who died after being shaken by her baby sitter. Included: interviews with Kathy and Mark Dittman, who discuss their efforts to pass tougher laws on the training of child-care providers and on the sentencing of criminals convicted of violent acts. March 22, 2000

Jeffrey Tuchman SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Teri Klein ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Shasa Rogers CO-PRODUCER
Lori Fechter DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Laura DeNey EDITOR
Rick Mahal EDITOR
Bill Kurtis EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ed Hersh EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Ruth Jean-Pierre INTERN
Sarah Dent DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Mike Petro NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
David Huizenga AUDIO DIRECTOR
Ted Krever NEW MEDIA TEAM MEMBER
Brian Altman AVID ASSISTANT
Anish Savjani TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Marina Araujo POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Bob Harris PRODUCER
Jennifer Cohen PRODUCER
Corlette Jones PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Matthew Vogel PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Kelly McCormick PRODUCTION MANAGER
Dave Goldberg SENIOR PRODUCER
Laura Fleury SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Nicole Ewing SUPERVISING PRODUCER

E.R. Stories: Families in Crisis — Documentary (BNN / A&E)

Jeffrey Tuchman SENIOR PRODUCER
Steven Rosenbaum EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Tom Patterson EDITOR
Zak Tucker EDITOR 
Bjorn Bellenbaum EDITOR
Marc Senter EDITOR
Dave Goldberg CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Lauren Thompson VIDEO JOURNALIST
Michelle Langer STORY COORDINATOR
Mira Chang VIDEO JOURNALIST
David Kolko VIDEO JOURNALIST
Irene Taylor PRODUCER
Manny Bosgang RESEARCHER

Crimes in the Name of God — Documetnary (BNN — Court TV)

Real Sex 26: Lessons in Love & Lust (2001) … (segment producer: Latex Sex)