Dyllan McGee, Betsy West, Peter Kunhardt and Barak Goodman

dyllanmcgeeDyllan McGee is an Executive Producer at Kunhardt McGee Productions overseeing all documentary and web programming along with her partner, Peter Kunhardt. She is currently in production on MAKERS: Women Who Make America, a multi-platform project with PBS and AOL that tells the story of how women have transformed American life over the past half century, and The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, a 6-hour documentary hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for PBS on the African American experience from slavery to Barak Obama. Recent documentary projects include: the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO), Emmy-award winning, Teddy: In His Own Words (HBO); Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS); This Emotional Life (PBS); African American Lives 1 and 2(PBS); Oprah’s Roots (PBS); The American President (PBS), and In Memoriam; 9/11/01 (HBO). From 2003 to 2005 Dyllan served as the Director of Content and Operations for the International Freedom Center on Ground Zero in New York, a cultural institution that was proposed as part of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. In addition to her film work, McGee also serves on the Board of Directors for the Gordon Parks Foundation and the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation, both not-for-profit organizations with a focus on photography. From 1997 to 2007 she served on the Board of Directors for The Taft School. She lives in Katonah, NY with her husband and two sons.

BetsyWest 2Betsy West, Executive Producer of MAKERS: Women Who Make America, has more than 30 years of experience in television news and documentary films. At ABC, her work as co-creator and executive producer of the documentary program Turning Point, and senior producer at Nightline, earned her 21 Emmy Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards. As senior vice president at CBS News from 1998-2005, Betsy oversaw 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and was executive-in-charge of 9/11, winner of a Primetime Emmy Award. She joined the Oscar-nominated production company Storyville Films in 2006, and was appointed associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2007. She is currently executive producer of the documentary in production, The Lavender Scare, about the U.S. government’s decades-long campaign to purge homosexuals from federal jobs. More information is available at www.storyville.org.

peter_kunhardtPeter Kunhardt is currently working on Finding Your Roots (PBS, 2012) and MAKERS: Women Who Made America (AOL/2012; PBS/2013). He is completing a documentary for HBO, which will be announced later in 2012. Most recently he has worked on Faces of America (PBS), the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO), Teddy Kennedy: In His Own Words(HBO), African American Lives 1 & 2 (PBS). He has also co-authored 4 companion books includingLincoln: An Illustrated Biography (Knopf and ABC) and Looking for Lincoln (Knopf and PBS). Kunhardt has received 4 Emmy awards. He and his wife Suzy live in Chappaqua, New York.

Barak GoodmanBarak Goodman is co-founder of Ark Media and a principal producer, director, and writer with the company. His films for Ark Media have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple Emmys and Writers Guild Awards, the DuPont-Columbia, and Peabody Awards, the RFK Journalism Prize, and twice been official selections at the Sundance Film Festival.

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