Joshua Bennett has over 15 years experience working in film and television production, and has produced shoots in over 35 countries and on all 7 continents. As the Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for media company Show of Force, his recent projects include an award-winning, multi-film initiative on the global Refugee Crisis titled Humanity On the Move, an 8-hour CNN Original Series Soundtracks: The Songs that Made History, produced in partnership with Dwayne Johnson, the 8 hour PBS event television series Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, the upcoming feature documentary on the global eradication of Polio “Drop to Zero”, the award-winning 20-short film web and social media initiative We The Voters, produced in partnership with Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and the upcoming Travel Channel series Food Planet featuring Andrew Zimmern. Previously, he was the Series Producer of two landmark 4-hour primetime series for PBS and global distribution, Half the Sky and A Path Appears, with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. He also developed and served as Executive Producer of global, multi-platform media impact campaigns for USAID based on Half the Sky, working with US embassies and television networks in Kenya and India. He continued his work in support of gender equality as the Executive Producer of WeVolve, a groundbreaking global film and media initiative produced in partnership with the World Bank. He has presented at the UN General Assembly, The Concordia Summit, The Global Philanthropy Forum and was a featured speaker on media and impact at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul Turkey. He has produced projects featuring a range of celebrities and notables, from George Clooney to America Ferrera.
Joshua has produced a wide range of programming for PBS, HBO, MTV, Discovery, Travel Channel, A&E, The New York Times and The Sundance Channel as well as numerous web and social media based short films, viral impact campaigns and news pieces. His projects have won The Television Academy Honors Awards, The Peabody Award, The Cine Golden Eagle Award for best documentary, and multiple Emmy and Real Screen awards. In 2017, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for best Music Documentary. He has been a featured speaker on MSNBC and Fox News. He is a passionate advocate for the power of media to inspire positive social change and is committed to telling stories that give voice to vulnerable populations across the globe. He was recently the executive producer + director of the award-winning multi-film series on Refugees and Migration, Humanity on the Move. He is currently Executive Producer and co-director of the feature documentary Tight Rope. Most recently, he’s executive produced and directed the critically acclaimed 5 part HBO documentary series Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children.