Making Art of Making History: Telling True Stories

Life is stranger than fiction – and often more entertaining!  Whether scripted or unscripted, documentary or dramatization, finding an unsung story and sharing it with the public is a thrilling experience. While producers are often described as the traffic cop at the intersection of art and commerce, this session will examine the producer’s role at the intersection of storytelling and journalism – bringing true stories to a mass audience. This session will explore issues of rights acquisition, developing a creative team and a consistent, collaborative point-of-view, and the tension between the essential facts of the story and the appeal of creative license and artistic interpretation.

Sponsored by:




William Horberg

The Promise, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Searching For Bobby Fischer, The Kite Runner; Chair, Producers Guild of America East