Dr.Steven Channing Executive Producer
Steven Channing brings a wide range of experiences as an historian,
author and Emmy Award winning filmmaker. He began his professional
life as an academic historian, with a Ph.D. from the University
of North Carolina. He taught at the Universities of Kentucky,
Stanford, Duke and Genoa, Italy, and was a research fellow at
Johns Hopkins. His published books include the Allen Nevins Prize
winning study Crisis of Fear - Secession in South Carolina and
The Confederate Ordeal for Time-Life's Civil War series.
Beginning in the 1980s, he began to communicate true
stories about the American past through documentary and educational
television. His initial productions include America's 400th Anniversary,
narrated by Andy Griffith, and Loyalty On Trial which explores
Constitutional history, and received the American Bar Association's
Silver Gavel award. The following year, he produced the historical
drama Alamance for PBS, on the coming of the American Revolution.
Alamance was an Emmy Award winner.
February One is his most recent film project. Next up, Steve
plans to bring his enthusiasm for preserving and sharing stories
of our past to the great story of race and leadership in Durham,
North Carolina in a project entitled Durham: A Self-Portrait.You
can email Steve at: email@example.com
Rebecca Cerese, a New York native, moved to Chapel
Hill 14 years ago. She graduated from The University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a degree in Communications and English.
She has been employed at Video Dialog Inc. for 5 years, working
on various videos for non-profit organizations, like the Ford
Foundation. Many of these videos document educational reform
initiatives in inner city areas, through programs such as GEAR
UP and Project GRAD. She recently finished producing her first
historical documentary entitled February One about the 1960 civil
right Sit Ins that happened in Greensboro, NC.
Thomas Vickers, Editor/Additional Writer
Bio to come.
Cynthia Hill, Co-Producer
Cynthia Hill is producer/director and co-editor for Tobacco
Money Feeds My Family. She grew up in Pink Hill, North Carolina,
where many of her family members, friends, and neighbors farmed
tobacco. Hill began her production career working on health education
media. For four years she worked as an editor at GLC Productions,
a post-production facility in New York City whose clients included
MTV, PBS, Lifetime, Nickelodean, and many others. Currently Hill
is co-producing February One, a documentary film about the 1960
Greensboro, North Carolina, lunch counter sit-insan event
credited with re-igniting the civil rights movement. Email Cynthia
Daniel Blake Smith, Writer/Co-Producer
Dan is currently a professor of History at the University
of Kentucky. Some of his writing credits include: Alamance
a one-hour drama about a backcountry uprising in Revolutionary
North Carolina. (Winner of a regional Emmy, Silver Telly 1998.
) Black Indians: An American Story
," a one-hour
documentary about the often forgotten intermixture and cultural
connections between Native Americans and African-Americans. This
critically acclaimed, prize winning documentary was narrated
by James Earl Jones with music by the Neville Brothers. You can
contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Warren Gentry, Cinematographer/Videographer
Warren Gentry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina
and attended the New York University Summer Film Program, where
his World of Silence PSA received a Bronze Award from the New
York International Film Festival. He began work as a key grip
in feature film productions before launching a successful career
as director, producer, and film and video cameraman. He directed
the Emmy-Award winning historical drama Alamance for VDI.
Kenneth Conyers, Audio
Bio to come.
Scott Pearsons, Music/Score
David Tyson, Additional Camera
Martin Brown, Additional Camera
Curtis Ganson, Additional Camera
Laura Edwards, Project Development