|Bay Window: Presumed Guilty: Press Release
Yates is a producer/director with a breadth of experience in both independent documentaries and commercial television. Presumed Guilty, a three-year effort, is a portrait of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office as it grapples with two high-profile murder cases. She produced and directed Brotherhood of Hate, a study of violent White supremacy in one American family. Brotherhood of Hate was a co-production of The New York Times and was broadcast on Showtime. Yates produced the series Trauma: Life in the E.R. in its premiere season for New York Times Television. Her show Loss of Innocence was awarded a national Emmy.
Yates' independent films in war-torn Central America include Witness to War (Academy Award, 1985), When the Mountains Tremble (Special Jury Award Sundance, 1984) and Nicaragua: Report from the Front. Living Broke in Boom Times, made with Peter Kinoy, is a trilogy about poverty in America of the 1990s. It includes "Takeover" (1991) and "Poverty Outlaw" (1997), both films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and "Outriders" (1999), presented by ITVS (Independent Television Service) on PBS. Yates was a producer from 1993 to 1995 on Michael Moore's TV Nation for NBC and Fox. TV Nation won an Emmy in 1995 for Outstanding Informational Series.
Yates also directed the first music video made in China, No More Disguises, with Cui Jian, which was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 best music videos of 1989. She was the originating producer of Some Mother's Son, a feature film about the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike directed by Terry George, starring Helen Mirren and released through Castlerock Entertainment.
Kinoy has worked for 25 years in the New York media industry as producer and editor. His most recent work, Presumed Guilty, will be broadcast nationally on PBS in Fall 2002. In 1999, Kinoy produced and edited (with Pamela Yates) the ITVS presentation "Outriders." His independent documentaries as a producer include When the Mountains Tremble (Special Jury Award Sundance, 1984) and Teen Dreams (official Sundance selection, 1995), which pioneered self-documentation with small-format cameras. With Yates, Kinoy co-produced and edited "Takeover" (broadcast on PBS, 1991) and "Poverty Outlaw" (Official Sundance Selection, 1997).
Kinoy’s editing credits appear on documentaries for PBS, Showtime, The Learning Channel, National Geographic and the BBC. He was an editor on Michael Moore's TV Nation, Louis Theroux's Weird Weekend, Trauma: Life in the E.R., and the Showtime documentary Brotherhood of Hate.
Producer and director Rachel Raney works on both independent nonfiction films and documentaries for public television. Raney produced and directed the independent documentary film Livermore, which premiered in February 2002 at CINEQUEST, the San Jose Film Festival. She recently co-produced two PBS documentaries: Presumed Guilty, and "The Celebrity and the City," which aired in October 2001 on KQED. She was also the associate producer of "Fair Play," an episode of the four-part ITVS-funded series Digital Divide. Previously, Raney was a production manager and associate producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc., whose award-winning documentaries air regularly on the PBS series Frontline. She has worked on several Frontline documentaries including: "Public Lands, Private Profits," "The Best Campaign Money Can Buy," "The Heartbeat of America" and "The Battle Over School Choice."
Sue Ellen McCann
McCann joined KQED in 1999 and works primary on current-affairs programming. She has executive-produced KQED's award-winning series Bay Window for the past two years and has overseen more than a dozen productions for the series, including "Raising a Ruckus," "GunShots", "No Turning Back" and "The Celebrity and the City." During her tenure, Bay Window has won four local Emmys and one national Emmy.
After working on PBS's Frontline documentaries at the Center for Investigative Reporting, McCann started her own production company, Studio Miramar, in 1991. She has produced a variety of educational and documentary programs that reflect her interest in technology, community, history and cultural affairs. Prior to coming to KQED, McCann produced "Fair Play," part of the Digital Divide series that aired nationwide January 2000 on PBS. McCann has served as executive producer on This Week in Northern California, Digital West and Springboard–Exploring the Digital Age. She currently executive-produces Frontline/World, a national PBS quarterly magazine series that focuses on international issues.