Charles Burnett, Daniel Loewenthal
Barbara Berney, Roberta Friedman, Daniel Loewenthal
Anne Reid Jhirad, Leslie Clark
Charles Burnett, considered one of America's greatest filmmakers, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1944. He was one of the few blacks who had access to college education in the 1960s, and he studied at UCLA's Film Department. He was first noticed in 1981 with Killer of Sheep which won a prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Burnett's film The Glass Shield, a tense rapid-fire police drama on the corruption and racism that plagues the Los Angeles Police Department, was shown in competition at Locarno.
Daniel Loewenthal has edited over 40 feature films. He has worked for major film studios (Paramount, Orion, Turner Productions) and independent producers (Dino Dilaurentis and Cannon films). Dan has edited in nearly every genre and format: action, comedy, independent films, music videos, commercials, infomercials, corporate videos, pieces for museum art installations and content for the web. He is also an accomplished director for short films and features. Until moving to New York he was a managing partner and president, of his company in Los Angeles, producing and directing projects that included a Discovery Channel series, Direct Response ads, documentaries, corporate videos and post-supervision and editing on feature films. He most recently produced the feature film GOOD FRIDAY, and edited the feature film LOST CAT CORONA.