Filmmaker Bios

Freedom MachinesJamie Stobie's (Director/Producer) career spans a quarter century, 12 films and several film series for PBS. Her credits include Cadillac Desert, Jon Else's acclaimed series about water and the west based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book; Life Beyond Earth, the PBS special on astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial life with author Tim Ferris, the WGBH series Evolution, and Carl Sagan's Cosmos.

Executive Producer Janet Cole's recent credits, Promises (POV 2001), Paragraph 175, Heart of the Sea and Regret to Inform (POV 2000) garnered her OscarĀ® and Emmy nominations, two Emmy awards and a Peabody Award. All had primetime broadcasts and extensive outreach programs. Cole has specialized in the strategic distribution of social-issue films for over 20 years and has been a consultant for PBS, CPB, the MacArthur Foundation, the Sundance Institute and many filmmakers.

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