is a partnership of Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg. We are 5-time Emmy Award nominees, 2-time Emmy Award winners. We have been personal and professional partners since 1980. We are a fully equipped media production company with capacity for everything from idea to delivery, start to finish, for any audience you could imagine; via theatrical release, broadcast television, internet, as well as in-house, in-person or event use.
Our films …
and films we have worked on, have won multiple national Emmy Awards; have been nominated for two Academy Awards; have helped to free political prisoners; have been an acknowledged critical contributor to ending the civil war in El Salvador; are currently in use in schools, colleges, universities, churches and community groups; and have been seen and won “best of” awards in literally dozens of film festivals and have been broadcast and seen by millions of people around the world.
What we like to do:
To surpass clients expectations.
To make media that reflects the diversity of the human experience.
To take a viewer on a journey.
To make media that makes one think, that brings laughter and tears.
To collaborate with joy and creativity.
To make a difference.
explore universal human truths – the simple things that are profoundly true; as well as take on important subjects even if they are controversial. Our goal? To make media that reveals the potential for solutions; to tell stories that include us all.
For a while, we specialized in making historical programs and documentary portraits of ordinary people with extraordinary lives.
During another period, we worked on big budget features, primarily in sound editing, including films like Return of the Jedi, and Godfather III.
At times, our work has been for prime-time network television.
At other times, our work has been making media that supports non-profit organizations – videos and web shorts for fund-raising, education, policy initiatives, awards events, and outreach. Over a period of less than 4 years, more than $24.7 million was raised for worthy causes by organizations using our media.
and broadcast partners include ABC, NBC, The WB Network, Fox, HBO, Cinemax, PBS,ITVS, Frontline, Travel Channel, Outdoor Life Network, American Zoetrope, Skywalker Ranch, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Mastercard, Sears, California Newsreel, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Michael Jackson, Dennis Hopper, and others.
Our non-profit clients
include the Council on Foundations, California Endowment, San Francisco Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, Earth Justice, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles, Women’s Foundation of California, Diversity in Philanthropy Project, Arte Press, Hispanic Civil Rights through Books project, 1000 Voices Project, San Mateo County Historical Association, Bay Area Black United Fund, Community Foundations of Southeast Michigan, Arts League of Michigan, Amazon Partnerships Foundation and others.
1210 Masonic Ave., #3
Berkeley, CA 94706
Star Wars? Catherine Ryan worked on “The Return of the Jedi.”
Godfather III? Gary was a Sound Editor on that.
It is all storytelling. We are grateful to have such diverse professional experiences.
Our lovely standard poodle, our four legged friend, someone with better breeding and more intelligence than either of us.
“Her title?” you ask, “What does CCO stand for?”
CCO – Chief Canine Officer, a high level management position within Luna Productions.
Luna was a film star, a film worker, a published author, and our best, best friend.
She will never be forgotten.
July 12, 1994 – Oct 22, 2007
Rest in peace.