Producer and Director
Robert Greenwald, founder and president of Brave New Films (BNF), is an award-winning television, feature film and documentary filmmaker. He has produced and/or directed more than 50 TV movies and miniseries, as well as the films "Steal This Movie" (2000), starring Vincent D'Onofrio as 60's radical Abbie Hoffman, and “Breaking Up” (1997), starring Russell Crowe and Salma Hayek.
Greenwald turned to documentary filmmaking in 2002, inspired by pervasive voter rights abuses in the 2000 presidential election. He found audiences eager for substantive investigations of social issues, told through personal stories, and chose to bypass the usual gatekeepers by devising creative means of distribution, first through house parties, and ultimately through the internet and social media. The documentaries produced by Brave New Films have been streamed across all 7 continents and have been viewed over 70 million times and counting.
At BNF, Greenwald has produced and directed Uncovered: The War on Iraq, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, Rethink Afghanistan, and Koch Brothers Exposed, along with many short pieces and campaigns. Upcoming in 2013 are full length films on whistleblowers (The War on Whistleblowers) and on the U.S. government’s drone program, tentatively titled Drones Exposed.
Greenwald is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including a Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation, the Peacemaker Award from the Physicians for Social Responsibility, the City of Justice award from LAANE, the 2007 Norman Felton and Denise Aubuchon Humanitarian Award, and Liberty Hill Foundation’s Upton Sinclair Award. Greenwald was honored by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California for his activism and also received the 2001 Peabody Award and the 2002 American Film Institute Producer of the Year award. His films have garnered 25 Emmy nominations.
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