Thursday, August 30, 2012

Meet Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen

Welcome Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen to the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers!

Tracie and Karen will be touring with their film, Joe Papp in Five Acts, starting September 4th at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to view Joe Papp in Five Acts and talk to Tracie or Karen about their film. Don't forget to check back here to hear from both filmmakers as they tour across the southeast!

More about Tracie Holder: 
Tracie Holder is a filmmaker and consultant for Women Make Movies and for Active Voice. Among her film credits are Consulting Producer on Sun Come Up, a 2011 Academy Award nominee for best documentary short; Co-Director/Producer/Writer of Joe Papp in Five Acts, a co-production with PBS/American Masters; and Segment Line Producer on Rebirth,which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Holder is a former board member of New York Women in Film & Television and Manhattan Neighborhood Network; and panelist for the New York Council for the Hu­mani­ties and the New York State Council for the Arts.

More about Karen Thorsen
Karen Thorsen finds inspiration at the intersection of art and social justice.  A Vassar graduate, she was an editor for Simon & Schuster, a journalist for LIFE and a foreign correspondent for TIMEJoe Papp in Five Acts is Thorsen’s second co-production with PBS/American Masters. Her first was the feature-length documentary, James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, now recognized as a documentary film classic. Working with Maysles Films, she wrote, co-produced and directed Baldwin, which has been honored at festivals including Sundance, London, Berlin and Toyko. Thorsen’s productions also include anIntimate Portrait for Lifetime Television; a series for the History Channel which won the Parents’ Choice Award; and One Small Candle, a documentary film history of the Pilgrims and their Native neighbors. Her latest is Thomas Paine: Voice of RevolutionPaine was one of three films to be awarded an NEH Scripting Grant.