The Filmmakers

MARGIE FRIEDMAN is an Emmy award winning producer, director and writer who began her career in news and has gone on to produce numerous primetime television and cable series and specials. Her documentary film, CONDUCTING HOPE, that tells the inspiring story of the only men’s prison choir in the United States to perform outside prison walls, began airing on public television stations throughout the country in November 2013. To read reviews and view clips, go to
Margie has also served as VP of Development for a television production company where she developed shows for the National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, WE, Travel Channel, TLC and E! Margie is familiar with the impact of music as the Co-Producer of the Mickey Mouse Club (Disney Channel), Supervising Producer of “Popstars” (WB) and Senior Talent Producer for “Star Search” (CBS). A graduate of UCLA Department of Film and Television, she received the “Jim Morrison Film Award.”

BARBARA MULTER-WELLIN’S work has been seen on HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, TLC, KCET, The Discovery Channel, UPN. Lifetime, Fit-TV, TBS and HGTV. She won a 2013 LA Area Emmy for her work on the television series and web series, YOUR TURN TO CARE; also the winner of a 2013 Gracie Award. Barbara has produced and written two films for the acclaimed PBS documentary series, “Independent Lens.” “TAKE THE HEAT: The First Women Firefighters of New York City,” a documentary narrated by Susan Sarandon, is about the 20-year struggle to bring women into the New York Fire Department, an institution traditionally hostile to change rocked by the overwhelming trauma and loss of September 11th. The second film,”PAUL CONRAD: Drawing Fire,” narrated by Tom Brokaw, tracks the career of three-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist in the context of pop history of the eleven presidents Conrad has lampooned. Barbara is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and is a former Chair of the Documentary/Reality Committee of the Producer’s Guild of America.