|China from the Inside: Biographies|
JONATHAN LEWIS, WRITER, NARRATOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR
Jonathan Lewis serves as writer, narrator, producer and director of China from the Inside. He was granted unique access by the Chinese government to film this four-hour documentary series, a KQED Public Television and Granada Production for PBS, Granada International and the BBC. From his first meeting with the Chinese government to final edits, China from the Inside took Lewis over four years to complete.
Lewis has made over eighty films for the cinematic and television screens, with topics ranging from drama to documentary to current affairs. His credits include Before Hindsight [BFI], All our Working Lives [BBC], Stalin [Thames/PBS], The People's Century [BBC/PBS], The Cold War [CNN/BBC], The Boer War [Channel 4], Hell in the Pacific [Channel 4/TLC] and First World War [Channel 4]. Lewis also produced the filmed dramas The Treaty [ITV/RTE], which he also directed, and The Plant [BBC], which he wrote and directed.
Lewis's many awards include an International Emmy for Best Documentary (for The People's Century: Master Race), the Japan Prize (for Hell in the Pacific) and the George Foster Peabody award (for Hell in the Pacific).
He is the co-author of two books, Stalin: A Time for Judgement (companion book to the PBS series) and Hell in the Pacific (companion book to the multiple award-winning series for Channel 4 and TLC).
RICHARD CLEMMOW, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Richard Clemmow is a multi-award winning filmmaker who has held senior positions in Carlton, BBC and ITN in the UK and USA. He set up Carlton's East Coast factual division, has been a consultant to Discovery, worked with Newsweek and The Washington Post, produced for BBC, ITV, C4, PBS, A&E, MSNBC and National Geographic.
PAUL COX, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Paul Cox has filmed a variety of documentary and factual programs, from the BBC's Renaissance Secrets and Panorama to lighter presenter-led programs such as What Not to Wear.
PETER EASON, SOUND RECORDIST
Peter Eason won three top international awards for sound recording in one year. His recent work spans films on primates in the Congo, Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, slavery, Milosevic and DNA.
CHRIS RODMELL, FILM EDITOR
Chris Rodmell is one of the UK's most distinguished documentary editors. Credits include Hell in the Pacific, The First World War and Unfortunate Incidents, examining Japanese wartime atrocities.
ALISON MCALLAN, ARCHIVE FILM RESEARCHER
Alison McAllan has won awards for work that includes The First World War, Hell in the Pacific, Boer War and the 24-part Cold War series for CNN/BBC, Millenium and States of Terror.
JULIE STONER, PRODUCTION MANAGER
Julie Stoner has worked on many of the UK's seminal factual programs, including David Bailey's portrait of Andy Warhol and the award-winning films of David Munro and John Pilger.
NAOMI LI, ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Naomi Li was educated at Hainan University, the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing and then did her law degree at City University, London. She has worked for the Financial Times, Baltimore Sun and National Public Radio in Beijing.
ANXI JIANG, ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Anxi Jiang studied Musicology at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing and Performance Studies at Goldsmith's College, London.
Her television work includes China: the Dragon's Ascent, Real Chinese and China Close-up for the BBC, and China in Transition. She worked with Martin Scorcese on the Chinese performance sequences for the feature film Gangs of New York.
LIN GU, RESEARCHER
Lin Gu works for the Xinhua Press Agency as English Language Feature Writer, China Features. He was educated at Chengdu University of Technology, Shanghai International Studies University and Cambridge University. He writes and broadcasts for both Chinese and international media.
XINPING ZHOU, RESEARCHER
Xinping Zhou was born in Fujien Province and has lived in Shanghai and Beijing. He has worked and travelled extensively across China both for Chinese and international press and media including Time Magazine.
YANG ZHAO, PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR, CHINA
Yang Zhao was born in Anhui and from the age of eight grew up in Beijing. She studied Television Production at the Beijing Broadcast Institute, and went on to study Communication Management at the University of Southern California before returning to China to work in the media. She has worked for China Central Television and PBS.
ORLANDO GOUGH, COMPOSER
Orlando Gough is one of the UK's most talented composers for theatre, film, television, ballet and concert hall. His work includes This House Will Burn for the Royal Ballet, music for the Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Tempest and music for the 26-part PBS/BBC documentary series People's Century. He composed all the music for the 10-part series The First World War for Channel Four. He founded the acclaimed choir The Shout and had a major choral and orchestral commission in the 2005 Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
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SUZANNE ROMAINE, PRODUCTION UNIT MANAGER
Suzanne Romaine has produced everything from PR and corporate communications to documentaries and live news. Her projects at KQED have included The Nobel, FRONTLINE/World, China from the Inside, The Gold Rush, and Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures.
ROBERT O'GEEN, ON-LINE EDITOR
Robert O'Geen has been an on-line editor/Colorist for KQED productions Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, Coastal Clash, Hope on the Street and Dances of Life. He provided additional editing on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
JOHN BOLAND, EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION
John Boland, the former Chief Content Officer for KQED, is now the Chief Content Officer for PBS. He was instrumental in KQED's emergence as a producer of high quality national and international content for the PBS system, including Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures and China from the Inside.