|The Nobel: Visions of Our Century: Production Biographies|
The People Behind the Scenes of THE NOBEL: VISIONS OF OUR CENTURY
Bonni Cohen, Director and Producer
As a founder of Actual Films in San Francisco, Cohen is the producer and director of many documentary programs broadcast in the United States and abroad. She recently produced They Drew Fire, a documentary film about American artists on the battlefields of World War II that aired nationally on PBS last year. For the BBC, she directed and produced Eye of the Storm, an intimate portrait of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan that follows his diplomatic efforts from Baghdad to Nigeria to New York. She also directed and produced The Human Sexes with Desmond Morris, a six-part, Emmy-nominated series for The Learning Channel about gender differences around the world and two episodes of the Emmy award-winning Eyewitness series for PBS. She just finished producing Open Outcry, a documentary directed by Jon Else about the traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange scheduled for PBS air in the Autumn. Cohen earned an MA degree in 1994 from the Graduate Documentary Film Program at Stanford University.
Camille Servan-Schreiber, Producer
An independent documentary filmmaker, Servan-Schreiber has recently associate produced "Drug Wars," an Emmy-winning documentary for Frontline examining the people, policies, and struggles behind America's 30-year battle against illegal drugs. The film aired nationally on PBS last year and received a Peabody award. She also associate produced and photographed "Secrets of the SAT" for Frontline which followed seven students who were applying to the University of California at Berkeley, the country's most selective public university. Independently, she co-produced, shot and edited Opening Nights, a film about Wesla Whitfield, a San Francisco-based jazz singer. Opening Nights received a Golden Spire Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Servan-Schreiber received an MA degree in 1998 from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
Josh Peterson, Editor
Peterson is a freelance editor based in San Francisco, where he has been cutting documentaries and independent features since 1993. He recently edited "The Beginning: Making Episode I" for Lucasfilm's DVD release of The Phantom Menace. Working with Gary Weimberg, he co-edited The Story of Fathers and Sons for ABC and Teens Get Real for the WB Network. Josh was the editor and sound designer for the remake of Rod Serling's A Town Has Turned to Dust for the Sci-Fi Channel, and he edited Rob Nilsson's feature film Singing, which premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in 2000. He graduated from Harvard in 1991 with an honors degree in history.
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 And Then One Night: The Making of Dead Man Walking. Before joining KQED, Gould was the associate director of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). She also served as BAVC's 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 BA from Brown University and an MA in film studies from UC-Santa Cruz. Gould has most recently accepted the position of executive director of the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco.
Michael Isip, Executive Producer, KQED
Isip oversees This Week in Northern California, a weekly half-hour public affairs program on KQED, San Francisco, and Springboard, a weekly national series on science and technology issues. He is also part of the development of California Connected, a new statewide nightly public affairs program. Last year he was one of six recipients of the 2000-01 Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism and is currently working on a documentary on mental illness and homelessness. He is also a two-time winner of the Award for Excellence in Television Coverage of Politics and State Government from the Center for California Studies. Prior to coming to KQED, he was executive producer at KVIE-TV in Sacramento and before that a part-time investigative researcher and field producer for WLS-TV in Chicago. Isip has a BA in government from Cornell University and a JD from DePaul College Law.