Lisa is a documentary filmmaker who has produced and directed

films for PBS and cable television for more than 20 years. Her

acclaimed film, Miss America, premiered at the Sundance Film

Festival before its broadcast on the PBS series American

Experience in 2002. Previously, she produced award-winning

films with Ric Burns, including New York, a ten-hour series

(PBS, 1999, Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award), The

Way West (PBS, 1995), and The Donner Party (PBS, 1992).

Other films include Beauty in a Jar (A&E, 2003), and In the

Company of Women (IFC, 2004). Most recently, she directed a

seven-part series on the history of the Jews of Syria, The Syrian

Jewish Community: Our Journey Through History, including an

episode on Syrian Jewish Americans in WWII.


Maia has written and produced documentaries for PBS for many

years and has received two Emmy awards. Her previous work as

writer includes The Italian Americans (PBS, 2013) and Banished

(PBS, 2008), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Other credits include The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (PBS,

2005); Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel

(AMC, 2001); Storyville: The Naked Dance (PBS, 1998) and

Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles (PBS,

1995). She was the writer of The Syrian Jewish Community:

Our Journey Through History.


Amanda has worked in documentary film and commercial

television for the past decade, most recently producing the

7-part series The Syrian Jewish Community: Our Journey

Through History. Her previous work includes 40th Anniversary

of Stonewall (PBS, 2009) and Waiting for Hockney (Tribeca

Film Festival, 2008).