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Jason Wulkowicz - Producer/Director/DP/Editor
Wulkowicz has been a Producer, Director, DP, and Editor for over 17 years. He co-directed his first feature, Blood Harvest (that Slaughterhouse Magazine called “a solidly crafted ode to the genre”), after graduating with the first degree in Video from Bennington College. In Chicago, he built and managed a 24,000 square-foot production facility, which included a five camera video soundstage, two editing suites, a film soundstage, and satellite uplink. Wulkowicz taught video at the Center for New Television and Bennington College. He has shot and edited non-fiction works (including Waste Not, Want Not) that have appeared on cable and PBS.

Molly Sackler - Producer/Director/Writer
Sackler is a former academic who has turned her expertise to researching, writing, and interviewing in the documentary form. Her mother, Lynn, was a production assistant in NYC television and her father, Howard, was a Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright, director, and screenwriter who wrote The Great White Hope, Kubrick’s early films, and Jaws. Sackler studied at Bennington and Sarah Lawrence and, after a stint in publishing, taught at NYU while working toward her doctorate in English literature. She was the Robert Halsband Fellow and presented her work at international forums. She just made her first video short Valediction, which recently premiered at the 2003 Reel Venus Film Festival at Symphony Space in NYC, and she writes poems, interviews, and articles on books and film.

Missy Picheny - Producers' Assistant
Picheny currently works as Production Manager at the YES network. After completing a BA in Theater at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Missy came to New York City, like so many women in Missing in Action, and found herself a job in television. When Missy saw a video clip at a CineWomen NY meeting, she was eager to get involved with this project about the professional predecessors she never knew she had.

Kate Amend, A.C.E
Kate Amend is the editor of the 2001 Academy Award-winning documentary feature, Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, and the Oscar-nominated documentary short On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom. Amend also received the 2001 American Cinema Editors’ Eddie award for Into The Arms of Strangers and edited the 1998 Oscar Winner The Long Way Home. Recent credits include Bataan Rescue for PBS’ American Experience, Pandemic: Facing AIDS (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and HBO, 2003), The Girl Next Door (Slamdance ‘99), Free A Man To Fight (History Channel, March 1999), and Tobacco Blues (P.O.V, 1998). Her work has appeared in film festivals throughout the world as well as on PBS, NBC, HBO, Lifetime, History, and Sundance Channels. In addition to her film work, Amend worked as an administrator and historian for Judy Chicago's monumental art exhibit The Dinner Party. She has produced several videos about Chicago’s art including From Darkness Into Light and Atmospheres. She recently edited the dramatic features Out Of Line and A Man Is Mostly Water. Currently she is cutting a documentary about the late actress Beah Richards, directed by LisaGay Hamilton and produced by Jonathan Demme. Amend is on the faculty of the Cinema Department at the University of Southern California and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Cinema Editors, and the International Documentary Association. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University.

Maria E. Brennan
Maria E. Brennan is the Executive Director of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and its sister Foundation. She has nearly 20 years of non-profit executive management experience, with a particular expertise in women’s-based associations. Brennan has been instrumental in the growth and success of the association’s most critical franchises, including the Gracie Allen Awards and the Silver Satellite Awards programs. In addition, Brennan is AWRT’s executive focal point in the development and launch of the Foundation’s nationwide radio PSA campaign entitled AWRT Empowering America. Brennan is an experienced advocate for workplace equality issues on Capitol Hill, before the FCC and the US SBA. She is a frequently quoted expert on issues of pay equity and work/life balance. Brennan is a member of the Preservation Board of the Women in the Golden Age of Television, Advisory Council Member of the US Chamber of Commerce "Access America” diversity initiative, and Wyndham's Women on Their Way Board of Directors. She is the staff liaison for AWRT to WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy).

Karen L. Herman
Karen Herman is the Director of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundationís Archive of American Television. The Archive preserves and celebrates the history of American television by videotaping comprehensive interviews with TVís legends and making them available worldwide through various platforms including its award-winning site EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG. The Archive also manages the video assets of the Television Academy. Along with overseeing the Archive, Karen has produced over 600 of its interviews and she spearheads the Foundation's "Living Television" initiative, which oversees a curriculum to teach college students nationwide how to conduct oral history interviews with television pioneers and legends in their own locales.

Prior to joining the Academy Foundation in 1997, she worked as a magazine editor and writer in Cleveland, Ohio and has served as an interviewer with Steven Spielberg's Shoah Visual History Foundation. Karen began her career as a creative executive and consultant in advertising and direct marketing.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University and has studied film and television production at the University of Southern California.

Mitch Teplitsky
Teplitsky is the former marketing director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He is both a filmmaker and marketing/fundraising consultant to other producers and arts organizations. He has been a program leader for the Experiment in International Living in Mexico and traveled extensively in Latin America. Teplitsky is currently directing/producing Soy Andina, a documentary about a Peruvian woman's journey back to her Andean birthplace to host the traditional Fiesta Patronal -- an astonishing eight days of celebration and ritual rarely seen by outsiders. He is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


During the making of this documentary, director/interviewer Molly Sackler is admitted to the early professional world of her PA mother Lynn, whom she had only ever known as a woman in the domestic sphere. Molly, who came of age after the Women’s Movement, finds out about the complex ways the women of her mother’s generation negotiated what was literally a man’s world. The mother-daughter relationship is auxiliary, yet it infuses the bigger story with humor and poignance. Addressing themselves to Molly, the child of one of their own, the women behind early television speak for themselves on camera for the first time, telling their own compelling stories.
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