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ellen weissbrod

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ELLEN WEISSBROD (Writer/Producer/Director/Editor) BIOGRAPHY Although Ellen Weissbrod has been making documentaries for almost twenty years, Her current project, "A Woman Like That" is her first personal, feature length film. Always a director for hire, Weissbrod goes out on her own to tell the remarkable story of the 17th century female artist, Artemisia Gentileschi. Weissbrod, who has worked on a myriad of projects, is known for her terrific facility in 'real people' interviews and her multi-layered, kaleidoscopic editing style. Nominated by the IDA as one of the best films of 2000, Weissbrod's “Face to Face” is a provocative portrait of thirty-eight year old conjoined twins Lori and Reba Schappell. Weissbrod shot and produced multiple segments for both the Hallmark series "Adoption" and New York Times Television ‘s “Maternity Ward”. She also produced and directed two public service short documentaries on living with HIV, including one on women in prison. Weissbrod’s previous work includes the Emmy nominated “It Just Takes One” for the USA Network, which featured Savion Glover and Liz Swados. “All Star Moms” a Mother’s Day special for CBS, featured Shaquille O’Neill, Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher and others. In 1998, Weissbrod made an A&E Biography special “Uncommon Americans” on civil rights activist Bob Moses. Weissbrod’s directing debut was the Warner Bros. Feature documentary "Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones". "Listen Up" premiered at the Edinburgh, Toronto and New York Film Festivals and Roger Ebert named it as one of the best films of 1990. Weissbrod’s commercial spots for HBO won the CTAM Golden Medallion two years running, as well as the BPME Gold Medal. She first worked as a researcher, then production manager and producer on “Strokes of Genius”, a series about Abstract Expressionist artists hosted by Dustin Hoffman and “Voices and Visions” a series on American poets for PBS. Weissbrod has also written a mold breaking dramatic television series, "Stand" as well as a gender bending teen 'dramady'," Alex/Zander".