6 Things To Know About ‘American Factory’ and ‘One Child Nation’
Documentaries have always been an essential part of the Producing Masterclass Series at Produced By: New York and this year is no exception with two sessions dedicated to the genre.
Our two featured films include American Factory and the directing-producing team of Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, and One Child Nation with producer Julie Goldman and filmmaker Nanfu Wang in attendance.
To prepare you for what should be a unique and informative session, we’ve compiled a list of 6 things you should know about the films and the filmmakers.
1. Both films have a Chinese connection. American Factory explores the economic and social issues that converge when the Chinese company Fuyao moves into a former General Motors plant in Ohio while One Child Nation uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
2. American Factory co-director Julia Reichert has Academy Award nominations stretching back more than 40 years. Reichart’s Union Maids was nominated in 1978 and Seeing Red was nominated in 1984, both for Best Documentary. Reichert and her creative partner Steven Bognar share an Academy Award nomination for their 2006 short documentary Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant.
3. American Factory is the first title released by Barack and Michelle Obamas’ newly minted production company, Higher Ground.
5. One Child Nation producer, Julie Goldman, is one of the most prolific documentary producers around. Her producing credits for this year alone include The Apollo, Ringside, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life and Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn.
6. Nanfu Wang’s earlier film about Chinese human rights activist Ye Haiyan, Hooligan Sparrow, was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 Academy Awards.
Produced By: New York takes place Saturday, November 9 at the Florence Gould Hall in midtown Manhattan. The conference features eight unique Producing Masterclass sessions bookended by Opening and Closing sessions and topped off with a networking reception.
Members of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) pay only $150.00 with discounts off the regular non-member rate available to members of NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, UPWIFT and WGAE.
Limited registration spots are now available. This event will sell-out. Register today.