Elizabeth Dean
Executive Producer

Executive Producer Elizabeth Deane was creator and executive producer of the ten-part musical history Rock & Roll (1995) for which she won the Peabody Award and the ASCAP Award for Excellence in Music Programming. The series was also nominated for an Emmy and for the BAFTA, Britain's most prestigious television award. Deane's professional interests range from music to history and politics, and her films range from John & Abigail Adams (2006) to Reconstruction: The Second Civil War (2004) and The Kennedys (1992) - all produced for the PBS history series American Experience. Her numerous awards include four George Foster Peabody Awards, a duPont Columbia award, an Emmy, a Writers' Guild Award, a Gold Medal from Worldfest Houston, the Japan Prize, the Erik Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians, and Britain's Broadcasting Press Guild award.

   

Adriana Bosch
Senior Producer

Adriana Bosch, Senior Producer and Producer Program Four, now an independent filmmaker based in Miami, was for twenty years a producer, writer, and director at WGBH. Her latest film, The Great Fever for American Experience, aired in November 2006 and her two-hour special Fidel Castro, which aired in January 2005, was honored with a Silver Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival and was nominated for the Writer's Guild Award. She was producer, writer and director of Jimmy Carter, a three-hour documentary biography for American Experience that aired on PBS in November of 2002 and was series editor andproducer/writer for American Experience's presidential biographies Reagan (1998) and Ike (1993). She has won a Christopher Award, a Peabody Award, an Erik Barnouw Award and an Emmy Award. Bosch, who was born in Cuba, holds a PhD in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Daniel McCabe
Producer, Program One

Daniel McCabe has worked in the documentary field for over twenty years. In 2007, he produced, directed and wrote Marathon Challenge for PBS's NOVA series. He has also written, produced, and directed: Newcomers, They Made America (PBS), a one hour film about the role of immigrant entrepreneurs in the shaping of the United States; In the Groove and Shakespeares in the Alley, two episodes of the ten part series, Rock & Roll (PBS), co-produced by WGBH and the BBC on the history of Rock & Roll (the series won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award); and George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire, a three hour biography of George Wallace, which screened at Sundance 2000 and won a Special Jury Award for Documentary Writing, the Writers Guild Award for Best Documentary Script (non-current event), an Emmy for research, the International Documentary Association's Award for Best Editing of Stock Footage, and other honors. Other documentary work completed at Big House includes a variety of programs for PBS's FRONTLINE, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel.

Pamela A. Aguilar
Co-Producer, Program One

Pamela Aguilar began her television and film career making 30-second spots -TV commercials- for such clients as McDonalds, L'Oreal, BMW, and Jeep. In 2006 Aguilar assisted in the production of the award winning, Budweiser "Whassup?! True" campaign launched during Super Bowl XL and since has focused her talents to the field of documentary, producing socially conscious films on education, race relations, and the arts for nationally broadcast PBS. She has co-produced an investigative documentary, for the Emmy Award winning series, CNN Presents; and she has exercised her passion for archive footage, music, and pop culture, on nationwide theatrical documentary productions such as, Shut Up and Sing and Bigger, Stronger, Faster. Aguilar is a graduate of New School University in New York City and was a CPB/PBS Producer's Academy Fellow.

Jeremy Marre
Producer, Program Two

Jeremy Marre has directed, written and produced a wide variety of one-hour and ninety minute television programs, many which have won major international awards, including a Grammy and two Emmys. In 2007, Marre series-produced and directed Soul Britannia, a prestigious three hour music series for BBC TV; Reigning In Hell, a one hour investigation into America's most feared prison gang, for Channel 4 and Court TV (USA) and he completed a one hour film with rapper JAY-Z about his early life as a street dealer: Reasonable Doubt, for Classic Albums on BBC TV and VH1. For BBC and PBS American Masters, Marre recently produced and directed What's Going On?, an intimate one hour biography of Marvin Gaye; described by The Times as "the music film all others should be judged by" and he is now directing the film Salsa. Marre has run director courses for the National Film School, sat on the advisory boards for the National Sound Archive and the Arts Council, has broadcast widely on BBC radio, and has written for The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, New York Post and The Independent.

John J. Valadez
Producer, Program Three

John Valadez has been producing and directing award winning, nationally broadcast documentaries for PBS and CNN for the past fourteen years. He directed the critically acclaimed Passin' It On, about a former leader of the Black Panther Party who was falsely imprisoned for 19 years for the PBS series POV. His most recent film The Last Conquistador, aired on POV. Other films include; the first hour of the four-hour PBS series Making Peace, and The Divide, which was the first-hour of the nationally broadcast PBS series Matters of Race. Valadez was a producer for Visiones: Latino Arts and Culture for PBS and was producer and director for High Stakes Testing, an hour-long investigative documentary about the Bush administration's controversial education policies and their impact on American children for the primetime documentary series CNN Presents. Valadez has twice been a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, is a Rockefeller Fellow, a PBSICPB Producers Academy Fellow, is a founding member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.

Laurens Grant
Co Producer, Program Three

Laurens Grant has been working in documentary for nearly a decade, and recently received an Emmy as Co-Producer of Hour 3 of the groundbreaking, four-hour PBS series called Slavery and the Making of America. She also received an Emmy as Coordinating Producer of The Murder of Emmett Till, which was directed by Stanley Nelson, a MacArthur Foundation Genius award-winning filmmaker. The film won a Sundance Jury Award, an Emmy and a Peabody for best documentary, the highest award in documentary production. She has also produced and directed films for A&E and The History Channel, and has directed projects in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and in America's inner city high schools. Laurens is fluent in Spanish and French, and received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, with a concentration in French language and literature, from Northwestern University the Medill School of Journalism.

Joe Cardona
Co-Producer, Program Four

Joe Cardona has directed 11 feature length documentaries, mostly dealing with issues of cultural identity and Cuban history, topics close to his heart as he was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico of Cuban parents. (Adios Patria, Cafe con Leche, The Flight of Pedro Pan, Jose Marti: Legacy of Freedom, Havana: Portrait of Yesteryear, Honey Girl, White Elephant Celia the Queen). Nine of these documentaries have aired on PBS domestically and various outlets throughout Europe and Latin America. Cardona has also directed, produced and written two feature films (Water, Mud and Factories and Bra) which have traveled the world through film festivals. Bro was awarded "Best Screenplay" (2001) from the Flickapalooza Film Festival.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Elizabeth Dean
Executive Producer

Adriana Bosch
Senior Producer and Producer Program Four

Daniel McCabe
Producer, Program One

Pamela A. Aguilar
Co-Producer, Program One

Jeremy Marre
Producer, Program Two

John J. Valadez
Producer, Program Three

Laurens Grant
Co Producer, Program Three

Joe Cardona
Co-Producer, Program Four