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Michael Shamberg

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Children  3
Organizations founded  TVTV
Books  Guerrilla television
Role  Film producer
Name  Michael Shamberg

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Born  1945 (age 69–70)?Chicago, Illinois
Occupation  Film producer, former Time–Life correspondent
Education  Washington University in St. Louis
Spouse  Carla Santos Shamberg (m. 1996), Megan Williams (m. 1974–1991)
Movies  Freeheld, Erin Brockovich, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Wish I Was Here, Burnt
Similar People  Stacey Sher, Danny DeVito, Carla Santos Shamberg, Scott Frank, Adam J Braff

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Michael Shamberg (born 1945?) is an American film producer and former Time–Life correspondent.


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Life and career

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His credits include Erin Brockovich, A Fish Called Wanda, Garden State, Gattaca, Pulp Fiction and The Big Chill. His production companies include Jersey Films, with Stacey Sher and Danny DeVito, and, as of 2015, Double Feature Films, with Stacey Sher.

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In the 1960s and 1970s, counter-culture video collectives extended the role of the underground press to new communication technologies. In 1970, Shamberg co-founded a video collective called Raindance Corporation, which published a newspaper-magazine called Radical Software. Raindance Corporation later became TVTV, or Top Value Television. Shamberg and his first wife Megan Williams were founding members of TVTV. The collective believed new technology could effect social change. An example was Shamberg's work on In Hiding: A Conversation with Abbie Hoffman, broadcast on Public-access television station WNET/13 in May 1975.

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Shamberg described his approach as "guerrilla television" (the title of his 1971 book) because, despite its strategies and tactics similar to warfare, guerrilla television is non-violent and he saw it as a means to break through the barriers imposed by broadcast television, which he called beast television.


His TVTV group's documentary Lord of the Universe, 1974, won a DuPont-Columbia Award in 1975. The group urged for the use of Sony's Portapak video camera, introduced in 1968, to be merged with the documentary film style and television, and later pioneer use of 3/4" video in their works.

Shamberg is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, MO.


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