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Tom Yellin

Co-Founder, President & Executive Producer

As executive producer Tom Yellin has overseen numerous critically-acclaimed DocGroup projects, including the recent America in Primetime, a premier series on PBS showcasing the creative minds behind the new golden age of television; the Peabody award-winning ABC News Special, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports; and the Academy Award nominated documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience.

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Kayce Freed Jennings

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

Kayce Freed Jennings has extensive experience in both television news and documentaries. Before co-founding DocGroup – and helping to start its predecessor, PJ Productions – she spent 20 years at ABC News, covering international and national news and producing for virtually every broadcast in the network news division. She was on the staffs of Nightline, World News Tonight, Day One and 20/20, and based in London, Atlanta and New York.

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Richard Robbins

Richard Robbins

Co-Founder, Producer/Director

Richard E. Robbins is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose work includes both fiction and non-fiction. His work has been honored by the International Documentary Association, the Directors Guild, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Columbia DuPont Awards, and many others. He is a founding partner of DocGroup.

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Gabrielle Tenenbaum

Producer / Director

Gabrielle Tenenbaum is one of DocGroup’s founding members. She produced the critically acclaimed To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports, which aired on ABC News. The hour-long, primetime documentary chronicled Woodruff’s traumatic brain injury, his painstaking recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from war with similar injuries and struggling to get the care they need. The program was recognized with a Peabody Award for broadcast excellence.

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Mark Obenhaus

Mark Obenhaus

Producer / Director

Mark Obenhaus is a leading producer, director and writer of documentary television and film. He just completed STEEP, an epic film about the world of big mountain skiing.

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Robe Imbriano

Robe Imbriano

Producer /  Director

Robe Imbriano has produced for everyone from Peter Jennings to Bill Moyers, from Ted Koppel to Oprah Winfrey, winning numerous awards along the way. In over a decade at ABC News, he was part of the production teams that first brought to air series such as Primetime Live, Day One, and World News Now, as well as special events such as The Century. For DocGroup, he has directed The Constitution Project, an award-winning series for schools that involves the justices and the top legal minds in the country.

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Lloyd Kramer

Producer / Director

Lloyd Kramer works in both documentaries and scripted television. Working with DocGroup, he directed America in Primetime, a four-part series that aired on PBS looking at primetime television through the eyes of those who make it, exploring the creative process from the inside out.

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Thomas Lennon

Producer & Director

Thomas Lennon’s work in documentary film has won the field’s most coveted honors: an Academy Award (three nominations), two duPont and Peabody awards, and two national Emmys. He has twice premiered films at Sundance. He has explored both contemporary and historical themes, with an emphasis on race, ethnicity and public health.

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Holly Gordon

Executive Director & Executive Producer, Girl Rising

Holly Gordon is Executive Director of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World, a global movement for girls’ education. As Executive Director, Holly sets strategy and leads the campaign. She is also an Executive Producer for the film of same name, at the center of the movement, Girl Rising. Holly was selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women in 2012 and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact in 2012.

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Christina Lowery

Project Director & Supervising Producer, 10×10 Project

Christina Lowery brings broad experience as an independent documentary producer to DocGroup, having produced programs for PBS, ABC, CNN, A&E and The History Channel. Her feature film experience includes work as an archival footage consultant, most recently for Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film for Paramount Classics and The Good Shepherd directed by Robert DeNiro for Universal Pictures. She has also produced short-form documentary videos for the Smithsonian Museum.

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Jo Budzilowicz

Jo Budzilowicz

Head of Content Development

Jo Budzilowicz currently oversees all projects in development at the Documentary Group. Prior to joining TDG, she worked as a freelance producer and production coordinator on a range of projects including the feature film Foreign Letters written and directed by Ela Thier, SNL in the 2000s an NBC prime-time special about the last decade of Saturday Night Live, and Big Mouth Films’ feature documentary Pushing the Elephant.

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Linda Hirsch

Linda Hirsch

Producer

Linda Hirsch has been making news documentaries since 1996. Most recently with DocGroup, she was a producer on America in Primetime, a four-hour series about the history of scripted TV that aired on PBS in 2011. She has been a producer with DocGroup since its inception and worked on news documentaries with the team of Peter Jennings and Tom Yellin for over a decade.

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Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Producer

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning journalist and storyteller with nearly 25 years of experience as a writer and producer in television, print, radio and web.

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Greg Blanc

Greg Blanc

Associate Producer

Greg Blanc has been with DocGroup since 2007, working primarily on the award-winning educational series, The Constitution Project. In that time, he has helped produce 12 of the series’ films, as well as Let Freedom Swing, a project about Jazz and Democracy created by DocGroup in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Teachers College at Columbia University.

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Libby Kreutz

Libby Kreutz

Senior Researcher

Libby Kreutz has been researching imagery and content for documentaries for over 20 years, starting her work on such noted PBS series as Frontline, American Experience, and American Masters. Her collaboration with DocGroup began with two well received ABC documentaries hosted by the late Peter Jennings, The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy and UFOs: Seeing is Believing. Since then, she worked on DocGroup’s feature documentary, Steep, and as licensing director on America in Primetime, broadcast in 2011.

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Susan Schaefer

Susan Schaefer

Producer

Susan Schaefer has been working in television news documentaries for nearly a decade with DocGroup and, before that, PJ Productions. Most recently, she produced two hours of America in Primetime, a four-part series for PBS showcasing the creative minds behind television’s “new golden age” and exploring how this iconic American art form has both reflected and shaped our national character.

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Maria Matasar-Padilla

Producer

Maria Matasar-Padilla was with DocGroup at its inception, and before that PJ Productions and ABC News, where she began as a Desk Associate covering breaking news and the 2000 election.

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Victoria Nece

Victoria Nece

Director, Animation / Graphic Design

Since joining DocGroup in 2007, Victoria Nece has created animated sequences for virtually every film produced by the company, including Into Harm’s WayFrontline: Ten Trillion and Counting and the ABC News specials Over a Barrel: The Truth About OilChina Inside Out and Babyland. Her work on The Constitution Project, an award-winning educational series, has ranged from animated maps and documents to Kinect-controlled digital puppetry and 3D sets built from archival photos.

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Marc Tidalgo

Editor / Post-Production Supervisor

Marc Tidalgo has worked on a range of projects for DocGroup, including the Constitution Project, a series of films for schools, Angle of Attack: How Naval Aviation Changed the Face of War, and Frontline: Ten Trillion and Counting for PBS. Most recently, Marc was the post-production supervisor for America In Primetime, a four-part PBS special that looked at the creative minds behind television’s current “golden age.”

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Claudia Lopez

Production Associate

Claudia Lopez’ work can be seen in The Constitution Project, a series of educational films that explore the U.S. Constitution. Most recently she has worked with Robe Imbriano and Maria Matasar-Padilla as an archival researcher and production associate on documentaries on the Commerce Clause, the Confrontation Clause and the Second Amendment.

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Robert Rook

Production Assistant 
Robert joined DocGroup as an intern in the summer of 2013. He is currently supporting several on-going projects as well as assisting with social media and accounting.
Before coming to The Documentary Group, Robert curated the 2012 Iowa City Documentary Film Festival and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Cinema Arts.

Originally from Libertyville, IL, Robert now lives in Brooklyn.

 

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