Susan Saladoff

Ashland, Oregon, United States


SUSAN SALADOFF (Producer, Director) spent twenty-five years practicing law in the civil justice system, representing injured victims of individual and corporate negligence. She stopped practicing law in 2009 to make the documentary, HOT COFFEE, her first feature-length film, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and had its broadcast premiere on HBO in June 2011. HOT COFFEE and Susan have received many awards since the film’s debut, including the Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary 2011 Seattle International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Tampa and Albuquerque Film Festivals, and the award for the Documentary that Every American Should See from the 2011 Traverse City Film Fest (Michael Moore's Film Festival). Most recently, HOT COFFEE received a 2012 TV Academy Honors award given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (which gives the Emmy awards), celebrating “Television with a Conscience”—for shows that inspire, inform, motivate, and even have the power to change lives.