Stuart Sender has written, produced and directed award-winning news and documentary programs for public and network television in the United States and internationally. His credits include the Oscar-nominated documentary film Prisoner of Paradise (prisonerofparadise.com) which also received a Directors Guild nomination for best documentary feature.<br />
His career includes a stint at CBS news and working as Senior Producer of the weekly PBS newsmagazine South Africa Now which won a Polk Award for excellence in journalism. He also produced the first exclusive interview with Nelson Mandela following Mandela's release from prison for the Phil Donahue Show.<br />
Most recently, he has written, produced and directed (with his wife and partner Julie Bergman Sender through their company Balcony Films <a href="http://www.balconyfilms.com">www.balconyfilms.com</a>) a number of documentary pieces and celebrity-driven political films and commercials: including pieces featuring Will Ferrell (<a href="http://whitehousewest.com">whitehousewest.com</a>), Stevie Wonder (at November2.org) Helen Hunt (on-line at <a href="http://Saveroe.com">Saveroe.com</a>) and Jason Alexander (Outsourceoutrage.com); and documentary pieces for the American Civil Liberties Union and Mother Jones Magazine, among others. Balcony films, a media consulting firm and film production company, specializes in outside-the-box media messaging, merging storytelling with policy and state-of-the-art distribution strategies for progressive issues, causes and campaigns, as well as films.