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
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
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.
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.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF BEHIND THE SCENES
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