Andrew Goldberg (director)
|Born||June 26, 1978|
Andrew Goldberg (born June 26, 1968) is an American producer and director and is the founder and owner of Two Cats Productions in New York City. An Emmy Award winner, Goldberg's credits include producing/directing documentaries and news and long-form programming for PBS, ABC News, MSNBC and many others. His works include public affairs, history, and current events, with projects focusing on topics such as the Armenian Genocide and contemporary anti-Semitism.
A Yiddish World Remembered (2002) focuses on the story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust, as told by some of the remaining eyewitnesses. This film was hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Elliott Gould and was commissioned, funded, and distributed by PBS. It won a New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical/Cultural Programming in 2003.
In 2004, Walter Cronkite hosted Goldberg's film Proud to Serve, which explores the life and culture of the US Army through personal stories of veterans. It premiered nationally on American Public Television and was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as an "extraordinary and absorbing" film that's "...not to be missed."
Goldberg's 2006 film, The Armenian Genocide examines the Armenian Genocide during World War I. The film, which aired nationally on PBS, features interviews with the leading experts in the field, such authors Samantha Power and Peter Balakian. It is narrated by Julianna Margulies and includes historical narrations by Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney, Jared Leto, and Orlando Bloom, among others. Alessandra Stanley, the chief television critic of The New York Times, described The Armenian Genocide as "powerful" and stated that it "...honors the victims of the Genocide."
Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence aired on PBS in January 2007. Hosted by Judy Woodruff, the film explores anti-Semitism in the Christian and Muslim worlds, and covers the history of anti-Semitism in Europe to the present. and The Boston Globe. Barry Garron of The Hollywood Reporter said Goldberg "has performed a real service by analyzing the toxic mixture of ignorance and hatred and explaining why it has been so impervious to enlightenment and civilization for so long."
Goldberg's 2009 film, Jerusalem: Center of the World, aired nationally on PBS on April 1, 2009.
The Iranian Americans chronicles the journey of Iranians who moved to the United States shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution. It aired on December 18, 2012.
Recognition and awards
The New York Festivals World Medal, International TV Programming, 2000
The NETA Award for Historical Documentary, 2000
Cine Golden Eagle for Outstanding Historical Programming, 2002
St. Joachim and Anne Humanitarian Award, 2003
Cine Golden Eagle, 2004
- The Armenian Americans (2000)
- The Armenians, A Story of Survival (2001)
- A Yiddish World Remembered (2002)
- Images of The Armenian Spirit (2003)
- They Came to America (2003)
- Proud to Serve: The Men and Women of the U.S. Army (2004)
- The Armenian Genocide (2006)
- Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence (2007)
- The Jewish People: A Story of Survival (2008)
- Jerusalem: Center of the World (2009)
- Out in America (2011)
- The Iranian Americans (2012)
- The 46th Annual New York Emmy Awards - 2003 Winners Archived 2012-02-13 at the Wayback Machine NYEmmys.org. 2003.
- Rabinowitz, Dorothy. "Review/TV". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Stanley, Alessandra (2006-04-17). "A PBS Documentary Makes Its Case for the Armenian Genocide, With or Without a Debate". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Stanley, Alessandra (2007-01-08). "The Libeling of a People Surges With a Vengeance". The NY Times. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Weiss, Joanna (2007-01-08). "Film keys on falsehoods that drive anti-Semites". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Garron, Barry (2007-01-03). "Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Laura Coleman, Iranian Americans Set To Debut Tuesday On PBS Archived July 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, The Beverly Hills Courier, December 17, 2012
- The New York Festivals Website. 2000.
- The National Educational Telecommunications Association Website. 2000.
- CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition – 2002 Winners Directory. 2002.
- CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition – 2004 Winners Directory. 2004.