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is the president of 371. He is an award-winning filmmaker who’s recent film, emmy-nominated As Goes Janesville, tells the story of laid-off workers and leaders in a Wisconsin GM town trying to reinvent their lives amid GM’s collapse and a civil war over unions. It premiered on the PBS series Independent Lens in October of 2012.
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is an Associate Producer at 371 Productions. Currently, she is producing a film on small Jewish communities throughout the United States that are on the brink of extinction. Morgan has worked as an Assistant Director on an independent film by Katherine Nero entitled For the Cause (2013). As a production assistant with Kartemquin films in Chicago, she shot and edited a short on the story of Kartemquin’s first camera, as told by Gordon Quinn. Additionally, Morgan freelanced in Chicago’s sports entertainment industry for Comcast Sportsnet and WGN Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks broadcasts. She worked on the BET News documentary “Second Coming,” which chronicled efforts to reelect President Barack Obama. Morgan has a BS in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University. She stays engaged in community outreach through the “SWAGG” youth group that she developed in her hometown and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
is the Office and Engagement Coordinator at 371, working on a few projects in development including a radio series addressing gun violence. Paul is primarily a visual artist and organizer collaborating with a range of social and environmental justice organizations and movements. He is a co-founder of the Riverwest24, an annual 24 hour bicycle race and community project in Milwaukee entering it’s sixth year. Other projects include curating visual art within the Riverwest Public House and co-curating a lecture series there called Night School that combines academics, activism, and the arts to explore cohesive understanding and strategies to issues facing Milwaukee and beyond. Paul is also a co-founder of a mobile experimental cultural and independent media center called ReciproCITY. Paul is a 2013 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellow and his visual artwork can be found in various collections and public places, including on permanent display at the Villard Square Library in North Milwaukee. Paul has a BFA in Photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
is a producer of our doc about a mine in Northern Wisconsin, which we’re producing for Al Jazeera America. He started as an intern and soon became a production associate at 371. He records sound and oversees archival footage research for many projects, including As Goes Janesville. He helped to produce “Everyone Leads,” a short video to promote the work of Public Allies CEO Paul Schmitz. He associate produced a series of videos for City Year and a video that tells the story of Spark!, a consortium of museums using their collections to help people with dementia share the arts with their families and care givers.
is a producer at 371 Productions, working on our film about a mine proposed for Wisconsin’s north woods. Previously Devon worked as lead researcher for 371’s BizVizz project, the first mobile app to make corporate tax & campaign finance data accessible. She also does freelance web design for local businesses & non-profits. Before coming to 371 she worked for a Milwaukee-area environmental consulting firm. Devon graduated from Brown University with a BS in Environmental Science. A violinist and guitar player, Devon has played in music ensembles ranging from classical orchestras to Spanish guitar, bluegrass and klezmer groups.
is producer of Precious Lives – an ongoing radio series about gun violence in Milwaukee. Stories air weekly on WUWM. Prior to 371 Emily worked at KCAW in Sitka, Alaska where she reported on a range of stories, including Native American fishing traditions, scientific discoveries about ice age goats, and the unlikely path of Alaska’s newest Orthodox bishop. Her work has also aired on NPR and Alaska Public Radio Network. Emily was trained in documentary radio production at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. She graduated from Colby College with a BA in Economics.
is an intern at 371 Productions. She is currently finishing her Masters thesis at the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University and is the Education Screening Assistant for the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival. Her background is in broadcast journalism, but she found her passion for documentary filmmaking during her time as an undergraduate at Emerson College. She has worked in research and production on documentary projects for “American Experience” on PBS and for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also spent two years in Helena, Montana creating educational videos as an Americorps VISTA for the Montana Legal Services Association. While she does miss the mountains, she is incredibly happy to be here in Milwaukee working with the amazing people at 371 Productions.
is an intern at 371 Productions currently studying communication and english at UWM. He has always been involved with mentoring youth to a successful path. He has volunteered for various organizations and events such as Lead to Succeed, G.R.E.A.T program, Polar Plunge and walks/runs for autism which are often organized by his Fraternity Beta Sigma Omega, Inc. With confidence in his writing abilities, Marquis has presented his creative writings for events like poetry unplugged and Lyrical Sanctuary. Deeply saddened by the gun violence throughout Milwaukee, Marquis will be working with 371 on our “Precious Lives” Series.
is a recent graduate of Northwestern University. She doubled majored in African American Studies and Social Policy. Her most recent accomplishment has been her completion of her first year as a Teach For America Corps Member where she teaches fourth grade in Detroit, Michigan. She has served in a number of leadership positions from Chapter President of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to President of Minorities in the Pursuit of Law. She has worked in a series of fields that range from an operations consultant at Bunya Sacco a microfinance organization in Mayuge, Uganda to Education and Opportunity Intern for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.
is an intern at 371 Productions. She is currently a student at Marquette University pursing a degree in Digital Media. Driven by her passion for giving others a voice, Colleen has produced and edited various documentary-style pieces about people who have overcome personal obstacles in their lives. Her latest documentary, Playing Favorites, reveals local Milwaukee artist Tyanna Buie’s moving story behind her art. Besides creating documentary work, Colleen worked as the Assistant News Director at Marquette Television. Outside of creating media she spends time working with various nonprofits in Milwaukee, such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. You can view her narrative and documentary work on her vimeo account.
edited As Goes Janesville, for which we are eternally grateful. Kartemquin’s Editorial Director as well as Senior Editor on staff, Leslie has worked at Kartemquin Films in various capacities for over ten years. She has edited with Steve James on the ESPN film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson. Other recent experience includes editing the Emmy-nominated In the Family by Joanna Rudnick for which she received the Best Editing win at the “Best of the Midwest Awards.” In 2005 Leslie was co-editor with Steve James on theaward-winning feature documentary The War Tapes and from 2001-2004 wore dual hats on the seven- part PBS series The New Americans as both Series Story Editor and Post Production Supervisor. In 2004 she took on the role of development producer for the “Odyssey Project” segment of series-in- development The Learning Chronicles. She was a co- editor and Post Production Manager for Future/Now Films’ MC5*ATT and a Post Production Technical Advisor for the feature doc Reel Paradise. While acting as Post Production Manager on the Life Stories series, she was also a Co-Editor for the “Quitting” episode. She was Post Production Manager onStevie, Refrigerator Mothers, and 5 Girls. Leslie’s work as Assistant Editor on Vietnam Long Time Coming is what originally brought her to Kartemquin, and she also contributed additional editing to that film. Leslie got her BA in Communication/Theater Arts (Phi Beta Kappa) from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She did graduate work in film at Columbia College, Chicago, where she began her long and passionate relationship with the Avid. When not in the edit room, she enjoys travel, good food and liquor, long naps on the beach, and helping animals.
worked with us from 2008 to 2013, rising from intern to become the managing producer of 371 and the co-producer of As Goes Janesville. She co- produced and edited Chosen Towns: The Story of Jews in Wisconsin’s Small Communities, which was made with doc|UWM. She also co-produced and co-directed A King in Milwaukee, a short documentary about David Greenberger who talks to people with dementia and turns those conversations into music, which he performed with the Paul Cebar Ensemble live at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. She is currently producing a series of videos for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as contributing to a number of projects for clients that range from Marquette University to City Year.