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Rory O'Connor (filmmaker)

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Nationality  US
Movies  The Harvest
Education  Boston College
Website  http://roryoconnor.org/
Awards  WGA Award for Best Documentary - Current Events - Television
Nominations  WGA Award for Best Documentary - Other Than Current Events - Television
Books  Nukespeak, Friends - Followers and the F, Shock jocks, Letters from the Mind
Similar  Robin Romano, Eva Longoria, Albie Hecht

Rory O’Connor is a journalist, author, educator and documentary filmmaker. He is co-founder and president of the Globalvision Corporation, and Board Chair of The Global Center], an affiliated non-profit foundation. His films and television programs have aired on PBS, BBC, NHK, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, and numerous other networks. He has played a key role in the production of more than two dozen documentaries, and his broadcast, film and print work has been honored with a George Polk Award, a Writer's Guild Award for Outstanding Documentary, an Orwell Award and two Emmys. He has written several books, and blogs for the Huffington Post, AlterNet, Al Jazeera and other news sources.

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Career

During a ten-year stint in print, culminating as Managing Editor of the Boston-area weekly alternative newspaper The Real Paper, O'Connor began working in broadcast journalism as a reporter and producer at WGBH-TV in Boston. He later worked as a producer and investigator at WCVB-TV, Boston; a Program Producer at WGBH; Executive Producer at Boston's Neighborhood Network News; segment producer at the PBS NewsHour; and Producer at CBS News, before co-founding the independent international media firm Globalvision.

Writings

  • Aaron Cutler (June 1, 2008). Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio: America's Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternatives. AlterNet Books. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-9752724-3-5. 
  • Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media (City Lights, 2012). ISBN 0-87286-556-8
  • "Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima" (Sierra Club, Second Edition, 2011). ISBN 978-0140066845
  • Filmography

    2011: Producer, Executive Producer “The Harvest (La Cosecha),” Independent Documentary produced with ShineGlobal

    2010: Director, Writer, Co-Producer “The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine and the United Nations,” Independent Documentary produced with Second Generation Films

    2010: Executive Producer “Plunder: The Crime of Our Time,” Independent Documentary

    2009: Executive Producer “Barack Obama: People’s President,” Independent Documentary with Videovision

    2008: Executive Producer “Viva Madiba,” Independent Documentary with Videovision

    2007: Executive Producer “Frontrunner: The Afghan Woman Who Surprised the World,” Independent Documentary

    2006: Executive Producer “911: Press for Truth,” Independent Documentary

    2006: Executive-in-Charge-of-Production “In Debt We Trust,” Independent Documentary

    2004: Executive Producer “WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception,” Independent Documentary

    2003: Co-Director, Co-Producer, Writer “The Hole in the Wall,” Independent Documentary

    2001: Director, Producer, Writer “Voices of the Poor,” Independent Documentary

    2000: Executive-in-Charge-of-Production “Hear Our Voices: The Poor on Poverty,” Global Links TV Documentary

    2000: Executive Producer “Falun Gong’s Challenge to China,” Independent Documentary

    1999: Director, Writer “Richard Speck: Born To Raise Hell,” Court TV Documentary

    1999: Story Developer “The Trial of the Chicago 8,” Court TV Documentary

    1999: Executive Producer, Writer “Globalization and Human Rights,” PBS Documentary

    1998: Director, Producer, Writer “China: Change and Challenge,” Global Links TV Documentary

    1998: Executive Producer "A Hero for All,"Independent Documentary with Videovision

    1996: Producer “Yellow Wasps: Anatomy Of a War Crime,” Independent Documentary

    1994: Executive Producer, Writer “Countdown to Freedom,” Independent Documentary

    1993: Director, Producer, Writer “The Arming of Saudi Arabia,” PBS Frontline Documentary

    1992: Director, Producer, Writer “BCCI: The Bank of Crooks and Criminals,” PBS Frontline Documentary

    1992: Director, Producer, Writer “The Resurrection of Reverend Moon,” PBS Frontline Documentary

    1992: Executive Producer “Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy,” Warner Bros. Documentary

    1991: Senior Producer "Mandela in America," Time-Warner Documentary

    1990: Executive Producer “Nelson Mandela: Free At Last,” PBS Documentary

    1990: Producer,Writer “No Place Like Home,” WCVB-TV Documentary

    1986: Producer, Writer “Mafia On Trial,” WCVB-TV Documentary

    1985: Writer, Producer “No Safe Asylum,” WCVB-TV Documentary

    References

    Rory O'Connor (filmmaker) Wikipedia


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