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Henry Corra

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Henry Corra is best known for pioneering Living Cinema, his unique approach to nonfiction filmmaking. Corra’s films have been exhibited worldwide in theatrical venues and broadcast and streaming outlets such as HBO, Showtime, LOGO, CBS, PBS, vH1, Arte, Channel 4, Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Sundance and Fandor. His work has also been exhibited in museum and cultural venues internationally including MoMA, the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Pacific Film Archive and the Smithsonian Institute, and is on permanent collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A Sundance and Tribeca Institute Fellow, he has also done episodic TV projects for broadcasters including MTV, VH1, Bravo, and the Sundance Channel.

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Tony Gerber

Tony Gerber’s films include Full Battle Rattle (SXSW ’08 Special Jury Prize) about life inside the US Army’s Iraq simulation in the California desert and The Notorious Mr. Bout (Sundance 2014) about Russian arms dealer, Victor Bout, the inspiration for the Nicholas Cage character in the film Lord of War.  Gerber is a two-time Emmy recipient and has written and directed over a dozen documentaries for National Geographic, shot in some of the most remote regions of the world.  Most recently he directed Blood Antiquities about ISIS’ looting pipeline that runs from occupied Syria to the capitals of Europe, and We Will Rise chronicling former First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Africa to raise awareness of the importance of girl’s education.  The film features Meryl Streep, Isha Sesay and Freida Pinto (CNN Films.) 

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Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in New York. His latest film CARTEL LAND premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where Heineman won the Best Director Award and Special Jury Prize for Cinematography. The film will be released theatrically in the Fall of 2015 by The Orchard and have it’s broadcast premiere on A&E in 2016

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Igor Kovalik

Igor Kovalik is a director/editor/entrepreneur. Most recently winning an Emmy Award for his directing work for the Detroit Pistons’ 2015-2016 TV Campaign. The Campaign also received top honors winning the 2016 NBA Marketing Award as selected by the other teams.

Born in the former Czechoslovakia and raised in Toronto, Kovalik studied film at NYU and eventually settled in Los Angeles.  In 1997 he opened up an editing company that eventually became Beast Editorial.  Under Kovalik’s management it grew into one of the largest commercial editorial companies in the USA with offices in LA, New York, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Beast created award-winning commercials for top brands like Apple, AT&T, Intel, Nike, BMW, and General Motors to name just a few.

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Lloyd Kramer

Lloyd works in both documentaries and scripted television. His latest project for The Documentary Group was directing Midsummer in Newtown, a feature documentary that first premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was runner-up for the Audience Choice Award. Lloyd was awarded Best Director – Special Jury Recognition at the Boston Film Festival for the film, which also won the Mass Impact award.

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Craig Leake

Craig Leake’s most recent project for DocGroup is Babyland, a film about efforts in Memphis to prevent infant mortality. It was broadcast by ABC. Craig has made documentaries at all three traditional network news divisions, collaborating with many of the country’s most celebrated journalists, including Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Bill Moyers, and Charles Kuralt. His films have received five Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, three Cine Golden Eagles, two duPonts, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

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Chad Sipkin

A native New Yorker, Chad Sipkin started editing out of a spare bedroom on 7th and Morton, and has since seen his catalog expand in tandem with the success of Consulate—the currently 30-employee studio that he founded in 1988.

Sipkin began his career partnering with photographers and cinematographers making the transition to directing.

Early and on-going collaborations with Matt Mahurin, Bruce Weber, Terry Richardson, Mario Sorrenti, Ryan McGinley, Steven Meisel; and the late Harris Savides form the foundation of Sipkin’s unique style and narrative.

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