Shawn Efran is an Emmy- and Peabody-winning producer, director, writer and media entrepreneur. He is the founder of Efran Films, a production company dedicated to creating high-quality unscripted programs for television, the web, cable, broadcast, and theaters. Efran Filmsâ€™ clients include NBC News, ABC, the Huffington Post, AOL, The Weather Channel, HDNet, Axs TV, Plum TV, Current TV, American Express, and others. Shawn is the co-director of â€œThe Project,â€ a 90-minute feature documentary about a troubled mercenary force on a quest to fight Somalia pirates and free hostages. â€œThe Projectâ€ premiered as a Spotlight selection at the 2013 TriBeCa Film festival. Before launching his own company, Efran spent twelve years as a staff producer/writer for CBSâ€™s 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II, where produced stories in locations from Antarctica to Afghanistan to the Oval Office. He has been awarded two Emmys, a Peabody, two Society of Professional Journalists awards, an Overseas Press Club award, an Overseas Press Club certificate, a 2013 Communicator award, and is a 2013 Webby Honoree.