Films by Filmmaker
Jed Dannenbaum is a non-fiction film writer, producer and director. Dawn's Early Light: Ralph McGill and The Segregated South explores the era of the Civil Rights Movement as experienced and influenced by the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ralph McGill, editor of the Atlanta Constitution. Moving Toward the Light: The Making of a Public Work of Art traces the creative and technical challenges faced by artist Barbara Brozik as she fulfills a commission for a massive installation in one of Atlanta's rapid transit stations.
Jed's many “making of” programs - on movies directed by filmmakers such as Woody Allen, James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Jonathan Demme, Nora Ephron, Michael Mann, Rob Marshall, Mike Nichols and Martin Scorsese - have appeared frequently on HBO and Showtime, and on DVD. His work can be seen on the forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases of Public Enemies, as well as the DVDs of Memoirs of a Geisha, Collateral, Almost Famous and Everest. Jed's other credits include Sister Aimee, on evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and the fiction feature Blue Heaven.
Jed co-authored the Simon & Schuster book "Creative Filmmaking From the Inside Out", and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Davis.