||This biographical article is written like a résumé. (April 2011)|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer|
She is the director and producer, along with Carl Deal of Citizen Koch and Trouble the Water. She directed and produced Behind the Labels and co-produced of several of Michael Moore's films including Capitalism: A Love Story, Fahrenheit 9/11 and she was the supervising producer of Bowling for Columbine.
Tia Lessin is producer and director, together with Carl Deal, of the Academy Award-nominated feature documentary Trouble the Water, winner of the Gotham Independent Film Award and the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. Tia was a co-producer of Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, Fahrenheit 9/11, winner of the Palme d'Or, and the supervising producer of Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine.
Tia received the Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for her documentary Behind the Labels. She line produced Martin Scorsese’s No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and was consulting producer for his Living in the Material World: George Harrison. Tia began her career as associate producer of Charles Guggenheim’s Oscar-nominated short film Shadows of Hate.
Awards and recognitions
- Academy Award nominee, Best Documentary Feature, 2008
- Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival
- Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Full Frame Film Festival
- Winner, Gotham Independent Film Award
- Emmy Award nominee, producer of Outstanding Informational program: long form, 2010
- Emmy Award nominee, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research, 2010
- Nominee, Producers Guild of America Award, best non fiction producer 2008
- Nominee, NAACP Image Award, 2008
- Council On Foundations Henry Hampton Award for Excellence In Film And Digital Media, 2009
- Harry Chapin Media Award for Film, 2009
- Winner, Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism
- Women of Worth Vision Award by L'Oréal Paris and Women in Film.
- Emmy Award Nominee, producer of Outstanding Non-Fiction Series, 2000–2001
- Emmy Award Nominee, producer of Outstanding Non-Fiction Series, 1998–1999
- Creative Capital grantee
- Sundance Institute Fellow
- Open Society Institute Katrina Media Fellow
- Living in the Material World: George Harrison (2011), consulting producer
- Capitalism: A Love Story (2009), co-producer
- Trouble the Water (2008), producer & director
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005), line producer
- Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), co-producer
- Bowling for Columbine (2002), supervising producer
- Behind the Labels (2002), producer & director
- Shadows of Hate 1995, associate producer
- The Awful Truth (1999, 2000), producer
- TV Nation: Volume One & Two (1997), associate producer