Gordon Quinn

Gordon QuinnArtistic Director and co-founder of Kartemquin Films, a 2007 recipient of the MacArthur award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Quinn’s 50 years of documentaries that investigate and critique society include Home for Life, Taylor Chain, Golub, Hoop Dreams, Vietnam, Long Time Coming,and The New Americans. Other Executive Producer credits, Five Girls, In The Family, Typeface, Milking the Rhino, At The Death House Door, and No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson. Most recently he directed Prisoner of Her Past, and A Good Man, and Executive Produced Emmy Award-winning The Interrupters, Life Itself, Emmy Award-winning The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award-winning series Hard Earned. Quinn’s work has won nearly every major filmmaking award, including an Emmy, a Peabody, a Director’s Guild Award, the International Documentary Association Career Achievement Award, and an Oscar nomination. He was recently invited to be a member of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Quinn is longtime supporter of public and community media, and has served on several boards including The Illinois Humanities Council, The Chicago Public Access Corporation, and The Public Square Advisory Committee, The Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was a lead filmmaker in creating the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use and frequently speaks to the media, legal, and educational communities about this fundamental right.



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