Ted Braun is a writer-director whose critically acclaimed first feature film, Darfur Now, won the NAACP Image Award for best documentary of 2007 and was named one of 2007’s top five documentaries by the National Board of Review. That same year the International Documentary Association awarded Braun their prize as the Emerging Filmmaker of the Year and Movie Maker Magazine named him one of 25 filmmakers whose work has changed the world. He’s currently both directing a feature documentary about money and the American dream and developing an adaptation of All The Shah’s Men, Stephen Kinzer’s best selling account of the first CIA sponsored coup that, in 1953, overthrew the democratically elected prime minister of Iran and installed the Shah in power. Ted Braun taught screenwriting at Amherst College before joining the faculty at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where he is an Associate Professor in Screenwriting. For more than a decade he has lectured, conducted seminars and served as a consultant around the world.