Andrew Goldberg (director)

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Andrew Goldberg
Born(1968-06-26) June 26, 1968 (age 45)
OccupationDirector/Producer
Years active2001–present
 
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Andrew Goldberg
Born(1968-06-26) June 26, 1968 (age 45)
OccupationDirector/Producer
Years active2001–present

Andrew Goldberg (born June 26, 1968) is a producer and director and is the founder and owner of Two Cats Productions in New York City. An Emmy Award winner, Goldberg's credits include producing/directing documentaries and news and long-form programming for PBS, ABC News, MSNBC and many others. His works include public affairs, history, and current events, with projects focusing on topics such as the Armenian Genocide and contemporary anti-Semitism.

Documentaries[edit]

Some of his films include:

A Yiddish World Remembered

A Yiddish World Remembered (2002) focuses on the story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust, as told by some of the remaining eyewitnesses. This film was hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Elliott Gould and was commissioned, funded, and distributed by PBS. It won a New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical/Cultural Programming in 2003.[1]

Proud to Serve

In 2004, Walter Cronkite hosted Goldberg's film Proud to Serve, which explores the life and culture of the US Army. Through reflections and personal stories of sacrifice and service, this program profiles the camaraderie and pride shared among those who engage in active combat. It also illustrates the lives of those who work behind the scenes, such as clerks, translators, and mechanics. It premiered nationally on American Public Television and was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as an "extraordinary and absorbing" film that's "...not to be missed."[2]

The Armenian Genocide

Another of his films, The Armenian Genocide (2006) is the complete story of the first Genocide of the 20th century, when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I. The film, which aired nationally on PBS, features interviews with the leading experts in the field, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power and New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian, in addition to never-before-seen historical footage of the events and key players of one of the greatest untold stories of the 1900s.

The Armenian Genocide is narrated by Julianna Margulies and includes historical narrations by Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney, Jared Leto, and Orlando Bloom, among others.

Alessandra Stanley, the chief television critic of The New York Times, described The Armenian Genocide as "powerful" and stated that it "...honors the victims of the Genocide."[3]

Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence

Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence, Andrew Goldberg's most recent release, aired on the PBS in January 2007. Hosted by Judy Woodruff, the film explores anti-Semitism in the Christian and Muslim worlds and covers the history of anti-Semitism from centuries ago in Europe to the present. Like The Armenian Genocide, Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence was reviewed in major newspapers across the country, including The New York Times[4] and The Boston Globe.[5] Barry Garron of The Hollywood Reporter said Goldberg "has performed a real service by analyzing the toxic mixture of ignorance and hatred and explaining why it has been so impervious to enlightenment and civilization for so long."[6]

Jerusalem: Center of the World

Jerusalem: Center of the World, Andrew Goldberg's most recent film, aired nationally on PBS, on April 1, 2009 to critical acclaim. Hosted by Ray Suarez, Co-Anchor and Senior Correspondent of the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the two-hour film is a celebration of Jerusalem - its history, culture and impact on the world.

The Iranian Americans

The Iranian Americans chronicles the journey of Iranians who moved to the United States shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution.[7] It aired on December 18, 2012.[7][8]

Recognition and awards[edit]

The New York Festivals World Medal, International TV Programming, 2000[9]

The NETA Award for Historical Documentary, 2000[10]

Cine Golden Eagle for Outstanding Historical Programming, 2002[11]

St. Joachim and Anne Humanitarian Award, 2003

Cine Golden Eagle, 2004[12]

Other works and education[edit]

In addition to many other documentaries, Goldberg has written and produced award-winning television commercials and has also worked extensively in live television and on weekly series. He holds a BA in History from Northwestern University (1992) and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Chicago (1994).[13]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 46th Annual New York Emmy Awards - 2003 Winners NYEmmys.org. 2003.
  2. ^ Rabinowitz, Dorothy. "Review/TV". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (2006-04-17). "A PBS Documentary Makes Its Case for the Armenian Genocide, With or Without a Debate". The NY Times. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  4. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (2007-01-08). "The Libeling of a People Surges With a Vengeance". The NY Times. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  5. ^ Weiss, Joanna (2007-01-08). "Film keys on falsehoods that drive anti-Semites". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  6. ^ Garron, Barry (2007-01-03). "Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  7. ^ a b Laura Coleman, Iranian Americans Set To Debut Tuesday On PBS , The Beverly Hills Courier, December 17, 2012
  8. ^ PBS
  9. ^ The New York Festivals Website. 2000.
  10. ^ The National Educational Telecommunications Association Website. 2000.
  11. ^ CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition – 2002 Winners Directory. 2002.
  12. ^ CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition – 2004 Winners Directory. 2004.
  13. ^ http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Andrew_Goldberg "Andrew Goldberg at armeniapedia.org".

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