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Gary Weimberg Resume and Bio PDF
(Last resume update: 2015)
Please note that credits with * are shared credits.
DIRECTOR CREDITS (selected titles)
PRODUCER* / DIRECTOR / EDITOR* Soldiers of Conscience,
PBS POV series 2008, with co-Producer/director Catherine Ryan, theatrical documentary feature shot in HD, US soldiers in Iraq face the greatest moral dilemma of them all – to kill or not to kill – and the stories of some who decide not to.
I was a National News and Documentary EMMY AWARD NOMINEE for my work on this film.
PRODUCER* / DIRECTOR* / EDITOR / CAMERA Civic Unity: Five Years in the West End of Alameda,
A portrait of a gentrifying community and the SF Foundation program that gives $300,000 to a 10 person group to spend however they want for their community over five years. 2002-2008
PRODUCER* / DIRECTOR* / EDITOR / WRITER The Heiress and Her Chateau
with co-Producer/director Catherine Ryan, 100 year history of a California Chateau with 98 rooms, 2014, PBS
Nominated for 2 regional Emmy Awards, Best Documentary, Writing
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR / CAMERA Teaching Channel, 2011-present
content provider to website Teaching Channel, producing over 140 short videos featuring 70 teachers and part of a 20 hour, 2 year PBS series. The Teaching Channel was originally a Gates Foundation funded intiative to improve teaching in the USA, via a professional development videos on the web, VOD, and PBS broadcast.
PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR / EDITOR / CAMERA Luna Productions, Media For Non-Profit Series, 2003-present
dozens of documentaries of various lengths in support of organizations including The San Francisco Foundation, The Women’s Fdn of Ca., Bay Area Black United Fund, 7th Generation Fund, Liberty Hill Fdn, and Asian Pacific Fund.
DIRECTOR America’s Most Haunted: Ghosts of San Francisco, Travel Channel, 2002
PRODUCER*/DIRECTOR*/EDITOR* / WRITER / CAMERA* Teens, WB TV Network, ,2000
The first, and probably the only real documentary ever broadcast on the WB Network.
PRODUCER*/DIRECTOR*/EDITOR*/CAMERA* The Story of Fathers & Sons ABC, 1999
PRODUCER*/DIRECTOR*/EDITOR* The Story of Mothers & Daughters ABC, 1997
These two primetime network programs for ABC were later also broadcast as PBS pledge-specials. Both were profoundly beautiful and critically well-reviewed documentaries (see the reviews!) Each was the result of a unique 3 way partnership of corporate sponsors, an indie production company (us), and ABC. For Mothers and Daughters we pre-interviewed over 400 women and girls, for Fathers and Sons we pre-interviewed over 600 men and boys. Both told a universal yet incredibly diverse story, organized around the cycle of life, from cradle to grave. We still get emails every week about how much this film has meant to people. Mothers and Daughters was the highest rated program on a Monday night on ABC that 6 months.
PRODUCER*/DIRECTOR/EDITOR/CAMERA The Double Life of Ernesto Gómez-Gómez PBS 1999
the film that resulted in freeing 13 political prisoners after serving 19 years in prison, or at least was a key part of the campaign that resulted in the President Clinton pardoning the Puerto Rican 13, Closing night of 1999 POV series.
Directors Guild of America NOMINEE, Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Directing
DIRECTOR/EDITOR/WRITER* Loyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob
Episode #1, the first two hours of a four-hour documentary mini-series for Fox. Broadcast July 25, 1994.
I was a National News and Documentary EMMY AWARD WINNER for my work on this film.
DIRECTOR / EDITOR* The Great Sky Elephant Narrated by Laurence Olivier PBS, 1986
DIRECTOR / EDITOR* The Elephant Flies, Narrated by Laurence Olivier PBS, 1986
PROD. / DIR. / EDITOR Celebrating the 7th activist video about Nicaragua, 1986
PROD. / DIR. / EDITOR $20.01: A Chinese Food Odyssey an award winning short, 1980
EDITING & OTHER CREDITS (selected titles)
EDITOR* A Fierce Green Fire, Sundance film festival selection 2012 and intended multi-part series for PBS about the history of environmental activism.
EDITOR*, Consulting Producer Have You Heard From Johannesberg, PBS 2011, multi-part Emmy and IDA Award winning series on the non-violent, world wide campaign of activisim that resulted in the overthrow of apartheid in South Africa.
EDITOR* Ballets Russes,
Award-winning feature doc, the 49th most financially successful documentary of all time (per Variety,2007)
EDIT DOCTOR And the Band Played On,
HBO dramatic feature film, 1993. Official credit: “Additional Editor.” The completed film won Best Editing at American Cinema Editors Awards, and an Emmy for the same.
EDITOR Earth and the American Dream,
feature-length documentary on the environment, produced and directed by Bill Couturié, HBO, 1992.
I was a National Primetime EMMY AWARD WINNER for my work on this film.
EDITOR Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers,
a short documentary about U.S. wars from WW1 to the Gulf, produced and directed by Bill Couturie , 1991.
The film received an ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION for Short Documentary.
EDITOR / WRITER* SuperChief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren,
a bio. of US Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. Directed by Bill Jersey & Judith Leonard. PBS, 1989.
The film received an ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION for Best Documentary.
EDITOR* Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam,
double Emmy winning documentary on the Vietnam War, produced and directed by Bill Couturie . HBO, 1987.
WRITER Butt Thong, screenplay, optioned at Universal, 1991.
WRITER Ishi: The Last Wild Indian, screenplay. 1st place winner, Bay Guardian Script-writing Competition, 1988; Writer’s Guild Foundation Fellowship Semi-Finalist. 1988.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Maria’s Story, a heroic woman & war in El Salvador, PBS, 1990
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Dateline: San Salvador, elections in El Salvador, 1986
SOUND EDITOR Godfather III, directed by Francis Coppola, Paramount, 1990
SOUND EDITOR Hot Spot, Skywalker Sound, directed by Dennis Hopper , 1990
SOUND EDITOR Colors, Skywalker Sound , directed by Dennis Hopper, 1987
SOUND EDITOR Nightmare on Elm Street III, independent feature, 1987
SOUND EDITOR Hot Pursuit, Paramount Pictures, 1987
SOUND EDITOR Campus Man, Paramount Pictures, 1987
SOUND EDITOR Wild Rose, produced by Sandra Schulberg, New Front Films, 1983
SOUND EDITOR The Black Stallion Returns, United Artists, 1982
SERIES EDITOR / Consultant Asian America, USA, 3 half hour episodes, NAATA , PBS, 2003
EDITOR* Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, ITVS, 2003
EDITOR I Dream of a Community, The San Francisco Foundation, 2002
SEGMENT EDITOR Frontline World , pilot for the TV series, 2002
EDITOR Modern Meat Frontline, PBS, 2002
EDITOR* Store Wars: When Walmart Comes to Town , PBS , 2001
EDITOR A Bridge of Books: The National Yiddish Book Center, 2001
EDITOR Jewish film Festival Theatrical Trailer, 2000, 2001
SEGMENT EDITOR / CAMERA farmclub.com, music variety ,USA cable, 2000
EDITOR* Thin Green Line, Eco-activism , Outdoor Life Network , 2000
EDITOR* / WRITER* End of a Legend, scientific murder mystery, Tsar of Russia, 1995
EDITOR San Francisco Sound, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1994
EDITOR Terminal USA, a TV movie, Funded by ITVS for PBS, 1993
EDITOR* Gone Too Soon, Michael Jackson music video, 1991
EDITOR Why Don’t You Dance, drama from R.Carver short story, 1991
EDITOR Martin Scorsese’s Favorite Films, pilot for the series, 1991
EDITOR Visionary San Francisco, S.F. Museum of Modern Art, 1990
EDITOR / WRITER* The Road to Brown, civil rights legal history, PBS, 1990
EDITOR Here’s My Hand, bio for Hubert Humphrey Museum, 1990
EDITOR / WRITER* Chicano Park, Barrio Logan and Chicano exper., PBS, 1988
EDITOR Destination: San Francisco, hi-tech video travel guide, 1988
EDITOR Yugo Goes Network, corporate, 1986
EDITOR Ford’s – The Story of a Theater, docu-drama, PBS, 1984
EDITOR Tale of Two Sphinxes, ballooning in Egypt, 1984
EDITOR A New Beginning, USC Trojans, Video Sports Network, 1984
EDITOR* In the Name of Democracy, elections in El Salvador. PBS, 1983
EDITOR* Songs From a Distant Jungle, music of Papua New Guinea, 1982
SEGMENT EDITOR The New You Asked For It , pilot for the TV series, 1980
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: includes PUBLISHED WRITINGS (short-stories, travel columns & film criticism); feature film 1st A.D.; ON-LINE Editor; film LAB TECHNICIAN; Radio DJ; Investigative News CAMERAMAN and RESEARCHER; and a BA with honors in Communications/Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, 1980.
LANGUAGES: English and passable Spanish
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