Soundtrack For A Revolution - Production Team


BILL GUTTENTAG (DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER)


Bill Guttentag is a two-time Oscar-winning documentary and feature film writer-producer-director. His films include LIVE!, a dramatic feature he wrote and directed starring Eva Mendes and Andre Braugher (Mosaic Media Group/The Weinstein Company), and NANKING, a documentary feature which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released last winter by THINKFilm. NANKING won awards at a number of US and international film festivals, was nominated for a Writers Guild award, and short-listed for an Oscar®.


In In 2003 Bill Guttentag won an Oscar for the documentary TWIN TOWERS (Universal). He has also has received a second Oscar, three additional Oscar nominations, a Peabody Award, three Emmy Awards, two additional Emmy nominations, and a Robert Kennedy Journalism Award.


Bill Guttentag created and executive produced (with Dick Wolf) the NBC series CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, which ran for three seasons (2002-2004). He has made films for HBO, ABC, CBS, TNT and others, including YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE ( HBO), for which he also won an Oscar.


He recently completed his first novel, BOULEVARD, which will be published by Pegasus Books/W.W. Norton in February 2010. Since 2001, he has been teaching a course at Stanford University.



DAN STURMAN (DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER)


Together with Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman wrote and directed the Sundance award-winning documentary film NANKING, and produced the Academy Award®- winning documentary TWIN TOWERS. Between 2001 and 2003, Sturman produced three seasons of the NBC documentary series CRIME & PUNISHMENT. He has reported and produced for ABC News, CBS News, and the BBC while based in Los Angeles; for Reuters and NBC News while based in London; and for ABC News 20/20 in New York. 


In 1992, Sturman was the associate producer of another Academy Award®-winning documentary, A TIME FOR JUSTICE. The film, produced by Charles Guggenheim, commemorates the lives of the men, women, and children who were killed during the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.


Sturman is currently in production on a feature length documentary about child actors.



DANNY GLOVER (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)


In addition to being one of the most acclaimed actors of our time, with a career spanning 30 years and including such films as PLACES IN THE HEART, THE COLOR PURPLE, the LETHAL WEAPON series and the award-winning TO SLEEP WITH ANGER, Danny Glover has also produced, executive produced and financed numerous projects for film, television and theatre. Among these are GOOD FENCES, 3 AM, FREEDOM SONG, GET ON THE BUS, DEADLY VOYAGE, BUFFALO SOLDIERS, THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON and TO SLEEP WITH ANGER, as well as the series COURAGE and AMERICA'S DREAM.


Since co-founding Louverture Films, Glover has executive produced BAMAKO, AFRICA UNITE, TROUBLE THE WATER, SALT OF THIS SEA and SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION. The recipient of countless awards for his humanitarian and advocacy efforts on behalf of economic and social justice causes, Glover is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Amnesty International.



JOSLYN BARNES (PRODUCER)


Joslyn Barnes is a writer and producer with experience in several fields. She is the author or co-author of numerous commissioned screenplays for feature films including the upcoming epic TOUSSAINT, the upcoming feature THE COSMIC FOREST, and the award-winning BÀTTU, by Malian director Cheikh Oumar Sissoko, which she associate produced with British Screen.


Since co-founding Louverture Films, Barnes has executive produced or produced the award-winning features BAMAKO and SALT OF THIS SEA, the broadcast music documentary AFRICA UNITE, the Academy Award® nominated TROUBLE THE WATER, and SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION. Barnes has also served as an expert consultant and programme officer at the United Nations. She has lived and traveled widely in Africa and Asia, and has written numerous articles covering trade and social development issues, as well as contributing to books on the establishment of electronic communications in developing countries, food security and production in Africa, and strategic advocacy for the inclusion of gender perspectives on the international development agenda



JIM CZARNECKI (PRODUCER)


Jim Czarnecki produced the groundbreaking documentary feature FAHRENHEIT 9/11, directed by Michael Moore, which won the Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. He won the International Documentary Association (IDA) Award and received a nomination for a NAACP Award for FAHRENHEIT 9/11 the same year.  


In 2006, the Czarnecki-produced TRUTH anti-smoking television commercial campaign won Best Campaign of the Year at the AICP Award Show at the Museum of Modern Art. He also produced BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, which won the Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature, and produced the twice Emmy-nominated TV NATION


Czarnecki has produced music videos for U2, The Strokes, Lou Reed, Janet Jackson, Rage Against the Machine, Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads and Seal among others. He recently consulted on the feature documentary THE DIXIE CHICKS: SHUT UP AND SING.



DYLAN NELSON (PRODUCER)


In addition to producing SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION, Dylan Nelson associate- and line-produced the acclaimed feature documentary NANKING.  She was nominated for an Emmy for her research work on that film, which won Peabody and Emmy Awards and was shortlisted for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.  NANKING premiered in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by ThinkFilm.


Dylan's narrative screenplay, THE WRONG BROTHERS, is in development with Pink Slip Pictures.  She is currently co-directing a documentary feature about child actors in Los Angeles, as well as a documentary about civil rights icon and iconoclast James Meredith.  She lives in Los Angeles and teaches screenwriting, directing, and film studies at Colorado College.



COREY SMYTH (MUSIC PRODUCER)


Smyth founded Blacksmith Management in 1991 during his years at Morehouse College. In 1996, he began managing De La Soul, and this opportunity led to the management of a young Brooklyn rapper named Mos Def. 


In 2003, Smyth co-founded Spitkicker, Inc., a social activist and artist collaborative that has since expanded into a website, newsletter, and syndicated radio show on XM Satellite Radio. That same year, he began work as the music director and talent booker for comedian Dave Chappelle’s new comedy series, CHAPPELLE’S SHOW, where he brought in musical acts including Common, John Legend, Kanye West and The Roots. His industry relationships and knowledge of good musical direction led to him and Chappelle producing the latter’s DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BLOCK PARTY, a documentary film of musical collaborations and performances released in March of 2006. 


In January of 2006, Smyth and Talib Kweli inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records to distribute, market, and promote for their label Blacksmith Music Corp.