Berlinger, Joe 1961–
Berlinger, Joe 1961–
Full name, Joseph Alan Berlinger; born October 30, 1961; son of Joseph W. and Elissa K. Berlinger; brother of Robert W. Berlinger (a director); married Loren Eiferman (a producer); children: Maya Rebekah. Education: Colgate University, B.A., English and German, 1983.
Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Brillstein Entertainment Partners, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Director, producer, editor, and writer. McCann-Erickson Advertising, assistant account executive, 1983; Ogilvy and Mather Advertising, Frankfurt, Germany, commercial producer, 1984-85; Maysles Films, Inc., director of marketing, then executive producer of televi- sion commercials, c. 1985-89; Creative Thinking International (a freelance film marketing and public relations consulting company), president and executive producer, 1988—.
CINE Golden Eagle Award, 1989, for Outrageous Taxi Stories; Audience Award (with Bruce Sinofsky), best documentary, and Grand Jury Prize nomination (with Sinofsky), documentary, both Sundance Film Festival, National Board of Review Award, best documentary, New York Film Critics Circle Award, best documentary, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best documentary, 1992, Directors Guild of America Award (with Sinofsky), outstanding directorial achievement in documentary/actuality, 1993, all for Brother's Keeper; Grand Jury Prize nomination, documentary (with Sinofsky), Sundance Film Festival, National Board of Review Award, best documentary, 1996, Emmy Award (with Sinofsky and M. Watanabe Milmore), outstanding individual achievement—informational programming, Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding informational special, Directors Guild of America Award nomination (with Sinofsky), outstanding directorial achievement in documentary, George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia, 1997, all for Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills; Emmy Award nomination (with Sinofsky, Sheila Nevins, and Nancy Abraham), outstanding nonfiction special, 2000, for Paradise Lost 2: Revelations; International Documentary Association Award nomination (with Sinofsky), feature documentaries, Audience Award for Best Documentary (with Sinofsky), Flanders International Film Festival, 2004, Independent Spirit Award (with Sinofsky), best documentary, 2005, all for Metallica: Some Kind of Monster; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding nonfiction series, 2006, for Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.
Producer and director, Outrageous Taxi Stories, 1989.
Publicist, Christo in Paris, 1990.
Executive producer, producer, director, and editor, Brother's Keeper, Creative Thinking International, Ltd., 1992.
Producer and director, The Begging Game, 1995.
Producer, director, and editor, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (also known as America Undercover: Paradise Lost—The Child Murders at Robin hood Woods), 1996.
Producer, director, and supervising producer, Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union, 1998.
Director, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (also known as BW2, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2, and BWP2), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.
Director, One Who Day (documentary), 2002.
Director, executive producer, and producer, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (documentary), IFC Films, 2004.
Voice of himself, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (also known as America Undercover: Paradise Lost—The Child Murders at Robin Hood Woods), 1996.
First Burkitsville tourist, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (also known as BW2, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2, and BWP2), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.
(Uncredited) Himself, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, 2004.
Television Work; Series:
Executive producer and creator, FanClub (also known as VH1 FanClub), VH1, 2000.
Co-executive producer, Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, History Channel, 2006.
Co-executive producer and additional camera, Iconoclasts, Sundance, 2006.
Television Work; Movies:
Producer, executive producer, and director, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (also known as Revelations: Paradise Lost 2), 2000.
Television Work; Specials:
Producer and director, The Begging Game, PBS, 1995.
Producer and supervising producer, Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union, 1998.
Co-executive producer, The Wrong Man: Marty Tankleff, 2000.
Director, Judgment Day: Should the Guilty Go Free?, HBO, 2003.
Executive producer, The Virtual Corpse (documentary), HBO, 2003.
Executive producer, Hollywood High, AMC, 2003.
Director and executive producer, Gray Matter (documentary), Cinemax and CBC, 2004.
Director, Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Murder at the Fair—The Assassination of President McKinley, History Channel, 2006.
Director and producer, "South Boston Drug Court," Addiction (documentary; also known as Addiction: The Supplementary Series), HBO, 2007.
Director, The Addiction Project, HBO, 2007.
Television Work; Episodic:
Director, "Identity Crisis," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H:LOTS), NBC, 1998.
Director, FanClub, VH1, 2000.
Executive producer, "Johnny Depp," Bravo Profiles, Bravo, 2003.
Director, Iconoclasts, Sundance, 2005.
Also worked as director, D.C.; director, America Undercover.
Television Appearances; Specials:
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2005.
Also appeared in When Metallica Ruled the World, VH1.
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (also known as BW2, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2, and BWP2), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.
Gray Matter (documentary), Cinemax and CBC, 2004.
Cineaste, summer, 1996, p. 21.
Guardian, June 30, 2000.
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