Frederick Wiseman, Producer/Director
Frederick Wiseman has made 37 documentaries and two fiction films. Among his documentaries are Titicut Follies, Welfare, Public Housing, Near Death, La Danse, Boxing Gym, and Crazy Horse. Wiseman’s documentaries are dramatic narrative films about many different aspects of contemporary life as expressed in institutions important in Western society. He has received numerous awards including three Emmys, a lifetime achievement Emmy award, a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, a Peabody Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His films have played in theatres and been broadcast on television in many countries. Wiseman is also a theatre director and has directed The Last Letter, based on a chapter of Vasily Grossman's novel Life and Fate, Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Comédie Française, and William Luce’s Belle of Amherst. He is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.