Kraft Cultural Luncheon featuring Nancy Spielberg
03/29/2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Award winning producer and documentary film maker, Nancy Spielberg, is the featured speaker at Temple Israel's annual Kraft Cultural Luncheon.
“The documentary filmmaking world is pure. I choose projects that can help in some way or that have a story that really moves me.” - Nancy Spielberg
Producer Nancy Spielberg grew up immersed in filmmaking, working on her brother's early films as cast and crew. She attended Arizona State University and UCLA and, after moving to New York in 1978, studied film at Sarah Lawrence College and the New School in New York. An accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser and philanthropist, she has in recent years turned her energy and talents to producing documentary films. She served as consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary, Chernobyl Heart, and is executive producer of Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals, which aired nationally on PBS. Ms. Spielberg also produced a project for the Israeli government: Celebrities Salute Israel’s 60th, which was featured in Times Square on the NASDAQ screens for one month.
Most recently, Ms. Spielberg produced Above and Beyond, winner of the audience award at more than twenty film festivals. Spielberg is the executive producer of Sophie Sartain's documentary, Mimi and Dona, which was broadcast nationally on PBS in late 2015. She is executive producer of Who Will Write Our History, which tells the story of Warsaw Ghetto Jews who wrote and buried their documents and stories into Polish soil before they were killed by the Nazis, and of On The Map, a documentary by filmmaker Dani Menkin, currently in post-production. Nancy Spielberg is founder and co-founder of several charities including “A Bid for Charity,” “Children of Chernobyl,” “Project Sunshine” and the American branch of The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
|Organized By||Jennifer Green Baer (JenniferTI)|
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