|And Then One Night: The Making of Dead Man Walking: Biographies|
Linda Schaller, Producer/Director
Schaller has produced, directed and executive-produced arts and entertainment programs for public television for over 20 years. Her award-winning performance specials and documentaries have garnered nine Northern California Emmys and awards from Paris Grand Prix dance documentaries, San Francisco Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, CINE award, National Educational Video Golden Apple and NATPE Iris award. As a Bay Area independent producer, Linda has also worked directly for major arts and corporate organizations creating specialized documentary films for events, promotion, brand strategies, training and blue screen projects incorporating computer-generated virtual sets.
June Ouellette, Associate Producer
June Mesina Ouellette brings over 15 years of television production experience working on a wide variety of national programs related to the performing arts, including dance, theater, opera and music, as well as documentaries and informational series. She produced a program for Musical Encounter, a music series for and about young people featuring San Francisco Symphony music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas as host. Some of her production credits include award-winning programs such as Short Stories and Tall Tales, Dancing on the Edge, Corridos!, Tales of Passion and Revolution and Frida Kahlo: Portrait of an Artist.
Sharon Wood, Writer
A documentary filmmaker with over twenty years experience in all phases of production and post-production, Sharon Wood's most recent films are "KPFA On the Air" (co-producer/writer), which aired on P.O.V. in September 2000, and Paragraph 175 (writer), a feature documentary on Nazi persecution of homosexuals for HBO. She co-produced and wrote several episodes in the TBS Portrait of America series, and independently produced two short documentaries, Kheturni Bayo: North Indian Farm Women, and Outside in Sight: The Music of United Front. Wood's writing credits include three Oscar nominees: Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, Straight from the Heart, about parents of gay and lesbian children, and Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren. She has also garnered the Peabody and Columbia-Dupont Award-winning The Celluloid Closet; Skin Deep, an examination of race relations; the KQED production Crossroads: A Story of West Oakland; and Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper, an "American Masters" special for PBS.
Joseph De Francesco, Editor
De Francesco is a San Francisco-based editor and director. He produced his first documentary for public broadcasting in 1978 with Follow the Child about the life and work of Maria Montessori. He worked as an editor on the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Panama Deception. His numerous editing awards also include a Northern California Emmy for KQED's Chinatown, of the Neighborhoods series. His latest work, The Story of Fathers & Sons, recently appeared this summer on ABC.
Jack Walsh, Executive Producer
Walsh is an independent filmmaker and former KQED producer. His credits include Independent View, which he also developed, and Season By Season, a cooking series with Napa Valley chef Michael Chiarello. Prior to joining KQED, Walsh was station manager for KTOP-TV in Oakland, where he produced 15 television series and three award-winning, live musical productions. He is also an award-winning filmmaker, with recognition from the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, the Atlanta Film and Video Festival and the Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Tamara Gould, Executive Producer
In addition to serving as executive producer, Gould was most recently executive producer of public television's Independent View, This Week in Northern California and the upcoming The Nobel: Visions of Our Century. Before joining KQED in 2000, Gould was the associate director of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). She also served as BAV'ís education director, managing a workshop program in technology, video and the Web with over 600 classes annually. Gould has taught film studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the College of Notre Dame, and is a former Fulbright Scholar. Gould received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in film studies from UC-Santa Cruz. Gould has most recently accepted the position of executive director of the Bay Area Video Coalition.
Danny McGuire, Executive Producer
McGuire is a versatile program-maker with 25 years of experience in both public and commercial television, and independent filmmaking. He has nearly 200 programs and series to his credit and more than 30 television and film awards, including Emmys and an Oscar nomination. Most notable among his national credits are documentary specials, such as Code Rush, The Men Who Sailed The Liberty Ships, The Spirit of Allensworth, Cadillac Desert; performance programs such as Ode To Phaedra, Blue Suede Shoes, Bernard Malamud's The First Seven Years, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Sensible Thing"; and information series, Tomorrow/Today, Kaliedoscope!, Computer Chronicles, Uncommon Knowledge, Jacques Pépin Celebrates! and Silicon Valley Report. Prior to joining KQED, McGuire worked as a producer, director and executive producer for various television stations and production companies, including KMPH Visalia; Pappas Teleproductions Fresno; WPBY West Virginia; ABC-TV Los Angeles and San Francisco; Spirit Productions San Francisco; and KTEH San Jose.
Kate Gaitley, Executive Producer for San Francisco Opera
Media administrator at San Francisco Opera since 1993, Gaitley was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on the telecast of San Francisco Opera's production of A Streetcar Named Desire. In addition to producing telecasts, she acts as coordinating producer to the Opera's commercial recordings including, Herodiade, Grammy-nominated Orphee et Eurodyce, Harvey Milk, A Streetcar Named Desire winner of the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque, Dead Man Walking and Symphonic Interludes. Gaitley is a graduate of theater arts from UCLA.