Stuart Sender


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 ( which also received a Directors Guild nomination for best documentary feature.<br /> <p><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 /> <p><br /> Most recently, he has written, produced and directed (with his wife and partner Julie Bergman Sender through their company Balcony Films <a href=""></a>) a number of documentary pieces and celebrity-driven political films and commercials: including pieces featuring Will Ferrell (<a href=""></a>), Stevie Wonder (at Helen Hunt (on-line at <a href=""></a>) and Jason Alexander (; 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.

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May 25, 2011