Peter Cohn – director, producer
Cohn is a New York-based writer and film maker. “Power and Control” is his second documentary feature. “Golden Venture”, his first documentary, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. The film also screened at the Amnesty International Film Festival and other festivals.
He produced, co-wrote and directed “Drunks,” a film set in a Manhattan Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, starring Richard Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest, Parker Posey and Spalding Gray. “Drunks” was shown at Sundance in 1996, premiered on Showtime and was released in 1997 to widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “superbly realized.” “Drunks” won the motion picture industry’s Prism Award for 1997, in recognition of the film’s realistic depiction of alcohol and drug addiction.
He has written screenplays for Fox, Disney, MGM and a wide range of US and European independent producers. He began his writing career as a journalist, first at the Richmond Times Dispatch and then at the Hartford Courant. In the eighties, he was a somewhat prolific editor and creator of humor publications, including the Wall Street Journal parody “Off the Wall Street Journal” and a satire of the Reagan administration, “The Reagan Report.” He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he was editor of the student newspaper, The Chicago Maroon.
Dara Kell – editor
Dara Kell is a filmmaker and editor, born in South Africa. She is a recipient of Participant Media’s Outstanding Filmmaker award, representing Africa. She co-edited “The Reckoning,” which premiered in competition at Sundance 2009, and was additional editor on Academy Award-nominated “Jesus Camp”. She edited “Courting Justice” (distributed by Women Make Movies) which profiles five indomitable female judges committed to enacting transitional justice in South Africa, and was a field producer for Human Rights, Human Needs for Amnesty International, in collaboration with Skylight Pictures. She studied Journalism at Rhodes University, South Africa, where she received the Frank Rostron bursary for Excellence in Journalism. Her short documentary “Indlini Yam” (In My House) about motherhood and AIDS won the Dolphin Award for Best Documentary.
Anne Paulle – consultant; chair, board of advisors
Anne Paulle has held numerous positions in domestic violence advocacy. Most recently, she was Director of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services/Bronx Domestic Violence Programs. She previously served as the Director, New York City Program, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, New York City. She currently has a private consulting practice, helping individual domestic violence victims and also providing expertise on an organizational level.
Genetta Adams – Associate Editor
Genetta edited web site video excerpts and the short films on health care and law enforcement. She is a Brooklyn-based freelance film editor. She has worked as an entertainment editor for several media organizations, including the Associated Press and Newsday. She is a Knight Multimedia fellow and a former multimedia committee chairwoman for the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors.