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Kathleen Pearce

Kathleen PearcePrincipal, Senior VP Production

Principal, Senior VP Production

Kathleen Pearce is a veteran filmmaker and journalist who has spent 25 years producing and directing non-fiction films for national and international television audiences. Pearce served as the supervising producer for the Turner Broadcasting series of one-hour films entitled “Wildlife Adventures” that aired on TBS for five years, and was also seen on Animal Planet and in international syndication. She produced, directed, and wrote “Wildlife Legacy,” which profiles the work of artists who have devoted their careers to conservation.

Her other producer/director/writer credits include a special on the Library of Congress, hosted by Steve Allen, for American Movie Classics’ “Film Preservation Festival,” which was honored with Cable’s ACE Award, and an ABC investigation of the illegal trade in endangered species entitled “Tiger Trade,” which won Hollywood’s Environmental Media Award and a National Emmy nomination. Pearce also served as a staff producer for Ted Koppel for several specials that aired on ABC and PBS, and for numerous other “Nightline” reports. In 2002 she received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to develop the story of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary Scribner literary editor, for the PBS series American Masters.

In addition to producing Mediagroup’s first independent theatrical documentary “Fast Lane Summer”, Kathleen is currently writing and producing another theatrical documentary, along with her partner Eli Bleich, entitled “Wounded,” which explores the plight of returning injured soldiers from Iraq.

Ms. Pearce has a B.Sc. with honors in Journalism, and has traveled around the world reporting stories and producing films in India, Africa, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Alaska. Her programs have won more than two-dozen awards, including three Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, and the Dupont-Columbia Award for Investigative Reporting.

Ms. Pearce has served on the board of Women In Film and Video in Washington, D.C. and has also served as a judge on various film and journalism award panels, including the AFI Silver Docs selection committee, the Dupont Awards for excellence in television, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, which honor the best in film, television, print, and literature.

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