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Southern California ops

Brian Knappenberger, who directed my ICE WARRIORS film last year, tells me he is staffing up for a new series, describing it as “investigative/political/civil liberties with a heavy layer of tech. It explores abuses of power mostly around technology but also subjects like privatized prisons, etc.”  I don’t know more about the project than this, but Brian is a brilliant director and his Luminant Media company does great work.  He's  looking for "pretty much the whole range of…


Added by Judith Vecchione on March 31, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

sad new - John Siceloff

With great sadness I’m writing to let you know that John Siceloff passed away last Friday after battling a fast-growing cancer.  John, who taught for us at the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH and at the special Workshop we did for Puerto Rico’s public television, was a wonderful, caring soul who’d worked for more than 20 years as an award-winning broadcast news producer, for ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS, where he launched Now with Bill Moyers.  After years of journalism in the US,…


Added by Judith Vecchione on March 10, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

American Graduate funding opportunity!

The NALIP WORLD Channel American Graduate Digital Video Project RFP will award three $15K grants to create digital video shorts. 

The NALIP WORLD Channel American Graduate Digital Video Project is a competitive open call to media producers to submit RFP (Request for Proposals) for digital video shorts in support of American Graduate: Let’s Make it…


Added by Judith Vecchione on July 25, 2014 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

congrats, Patricia

Congrats to Patricia Benabe, co-producer on "Reportero," for the program's News and Doc Emmy nomination.  We'll all keep fingers crossed!  

Added by Judith Vecchione on July 21, 2014 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Editor in Austin?

Hey Texas friends, someone I know is looking for an editor to polish up her almost-finished film about Navajos and uranium mining. She's in Austin. Interested? Suggestions?

Added by Judith Vecchione on July 17, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Congrats to Jay Fialkov

Jay Fialkov, who taught our "Legal Issues for Producers" session every year, was just recognized by the Berklee College of Music with its 5th Annual Distinguished Faculty Award. In the award presentation, Jay was praised for his “unparalleled ability to engage students” and his “passion, wit, and practitioner’s perspective that has inspired countless graduates to develop careers in the music industry.” Well, we all knew that from his wonderful sessions at Workshops! 

Added by Judith Vecchione on January 16, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

LEARNERS videos and Workshopper database

LEARNERS, the Workshoppers' short videos for American Graduate, are now available at any of these URLs:


http://producersworkshop.pbs.org/page/learners  (a tab on this site)

http://video.pbs.org/program/learners/ (the COVE player directly)



Added by Judith Vecchione on September 6, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

36 days to the London Games

Oh sure, the Olympics start in 5 days, but the PARALYMPICS start in 36 days.  MEDAL QUEST continues to follow these amazing and inspirational athletes in their final weeks of preparations -- please share our videos and stories with your friends and fans! http://www.pbs.org/medalquest

Added by Judith Vecchione on July 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

MEDAL QUEST is live!

My new project, "MEDAL QUEST: American Athletes and the Paralympic Games," is live at pbs.org/wgbh/medal-quest,and on Facebook and Twitter. 

This is the very first day so there are still a few glitches, but early visitors are great!  Please come share the stories of these amazing athletes as they prepare for the London Games, "like us" on FB, link and re-post, comment and enjoy.  We'll have new videos and posts every day or so, so come back often and join the…


Added by Judith Vecchione on February 28, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Happy Holidays

Click here for my best wishes this holiday season,


Added by Judith Vecchione on December 15, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments

Five resources for public media




Five resources for public media


Over the last 11 years, over 220 producers from PBS stations and independent media communities nationwide have participated in the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH. To share their experiences and accomplishments, these Workshop graduates have created a showcase: the Producers Workshop Online (PWO).  This social media…


Added by Judith Vecchione on December 12, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

"Fishbone" in Cambridge

Saw Chris Metzler's "FISHBONE" last night, screened in Cambridge to a very knowledgeable audience.  Afterwards he fielded questions that ranged from "What happened to...?" to "Why did Gwen Stefani look so made up?" A real upper for a rainy MA night!  Hey Chris, post your upcoming screenings here so Workshop friends can enjoy, too!

Added by Judith Vecchione on November 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

"We Still Live Here" film

New film tonight on Independent Lens, on language revival among the Wompanoags -- thought of you, Boots and Lisa and Larry and Daniel!

Added by Judith Vecchione on November 17, 2011 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

first blog

Workshop 2010, first full day! Terrific, lively group!

Added by Judith Vecchione on June 20, 2010 at 9:07pm — 3 Comments

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