Kathryn Dietz has been FC’s Executive Director since June 2011, after 8 years on the Board and 12 years as a filmmaker-member. She co-owned and managed a NY based production company, Ambrica Productions, for 23 years and through it she produced or co-produced eight primetime docs for PBS. They include: Young & Restless in China (Frontline, 2008), China in the Red (Frontline, 2003) and 6-hour series, CHINA: A Century of Revolution (1989-1997). She also produced Mary Pickford (American Experience, 2005), Eleanor Roosevelt (American Experience, 2000), and Time of Fear (2005). These films have won numerous awards including three CINE Golden Eagles, two Gold Cameras, two Hugo Awards, a Bronze Telly, three Chris Awards, and several Silver and Bronze Apples.
In late 2009 she left Ambrica in order to pursue local collaborations. Since then she completed Big Little Town: The Story of Needham, which aired on WGBH, and Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine, a web series for the New England Journal of Medicine that she made with FC filmmaker Nancy Porter. She is also executive producer of Nassar : An Egyptian Story, a film by FC founder Michal Goldman now in production.
Kathryn enjoys strategic and educational planning and loves to foster creative collaborations among talented people. She works with a team of them now, planning FC’s yearly Making Media Now conference and the new Boston International Kids Film Festival, to launch in fall of 2013.