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Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, I quickly became a global citizen at age seventeen and have lived, worked and traveled all over the world since then.
The past decades have been spent making film and TV in Europe, South America, South East Asia and the US.
My television work has received a Cable Ace award and Emmy nomination. Credits include founding Producer of Bravoʼs “Inside the Actors Studio,”
creator of a pilot series for Comedy Central (“Music Shorts”) and Writer/Producer/Director of “Connections” (PBS). My documentary, “René & I,” (NBC) won two Audience Awards, a Human Rights Award and continues in
worldwide distribution. My latest theatrical release, “Itʼs Better to Jump,” (fall of 2013) won five Best Documentary Awards and the 2014 MPAC Media
Trailblazer Award for social justice; it is also in worldwide distribution.
I have created the permanent centerpiece film for the Hall of Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History, interactive videos for Universal
Studios/Disney World, and a traveling exhibit film on Indonesia for the
Smithsonian Institute. In theater, I was Associate Producer of “Raffi on
Broadway” at the Gershwin Theatre, made for the Disney Channel and MCA
Home Video. I have scripted for web, TV, film and have made scores of film,
video and media projects for commercial and corporate clients as well as
entertainment venues. I am a published and award-winning author of fiction,
fluent in four languages, and am currently living in the Los Angeles area.