1. Barbara Multer-Wellin, Producer

    Barbara Multer-Wellin’s work as a documentary writer and producer has aired on HBO, Showtime, PBS, the Discovery Channel, UPN, Lifetime, Fit-TV, TBS, and TLC. She most recently produced Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City, narrated by Susan Sarandon, for the 2006 season of Independent Lens.

    Multer-Wellin was nominated for two News and Documentary Emmy Awards (in writing and research) for HBO’s Violence: An American Tragedy. She also produced Funny Is Money: Comedy In The 20th Century, directed by Norman Jewison for Showtime; two seasons of The Justice Files, one of the Discovery Channel’s highest-rated series; 16 hours of global wildlife adventure for World Gone Wild: War Games for TBS; Speaking of Women’s Health for Lifetime; and 13 hours of the fitness/nutrition makeover series Ultimate Goals for FitTV.

  2. Jeffrey Abelson, Producer

    Jeffrey Abelson started his career producing, directing and editing music videos, including eight number one MTV hits. He pioneered and popularized the hybrid “movie/music-video” format (from Ghostbusters to Terminator 2), resulting in this dual-use format becoming a staple of movie marketing campaigns.

    More recently, Abelson has been producing, writing, and editing documentaries, as well as developing feature films and television series, with projects set up at HBO Films, Showtime, PBS, and the Disney Channel. Current projects include Love in Vain, a music-driven movie about blues legend Robert Johnson; The Cheese and the Worms, a dramatic feature to be directed by Werner Herzog; and RockZone, a TV series featuring Twilight Zone-style dramatizations of classic songs, launching with Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”