MICAH FINK, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, WRITER
Micah Fink, the founder of Common Good Productions, is an award-winning producer, director and writer specializing in international affairs, public health, and environmental issues. He is also on the faculty at the Graduate Program in Social Documentary at the School For Visual Arts in NYC.
Recent projects include "The Abominable Crime," a feature film about the life altering consequences of anti-gay violence in Jamaica, the "Climate Reality Project" with Al Gore, "Mann v. Ford," a feature documentary for HBO, and "Hostage Crisis Massacre" for National Geographic Explorer. He also created the "New Teacher Survival Guide" series for the Teaching Channel and WNET.org.
Micah learned the ropes of documentary production while working on several investigative projects for Frontline, as a field producer for the Dupont Award winning ABC News series "Hopkins 24/7," and as an associate producer on the ground-breaking PBS living history series "Frontier House”. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked on more than three dozen films for clients including PBS Wide Angle, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Wild, Frontline, WNET, The Teaching Channel, and ABC News.
Micah's work has been recognized with three Emmy nominations, two Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Silver Screen award, and an International Film and Video Award. He was a Japan Society Fellow in 2008 and a Kaiser Media Health Fellow in 2005. Micah has a MS in Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University.
BRIAN BREGER, PRODUCER
For nearly 20 years, Brian Breger has been making prize-winning non-fiction television programs distinguished by their storytelling, characters, and drama. Breger has made well over one hundred shows for National Geographic, Discovery, and PBS, about the devastations of war, the impact of terrorism, the human cost of disasters, life behind bars and the hope of redemption, and the dangers of drug cartels.
His films have also focused on endangered cultures, investigative science, natural history, adventure, and the arts. Breger has had a long relationship with National Geographic, piloting their hit verite series Lockdown for many years, and serving as Senior Producer and Senior Writer.
His shows have won numerous awards, including several National News and Documentary Emmys. Breger has taught screen & tv writing and filmmaking at NYU, George Washington University, and Sarah Lawrence College.
AMANDA HARBERG, COMPOSER
Acclaimed as the composer of "truly beautiful music" that is "hauntingly moving" as well as "audience-engaging", Philadelphia native Amanda Harberg composes music that continually engages audiences and performers alike on emotional as well as intellectual levels, and is performed regularly all over the world. The 2012/13 season includes performances of Ms. Harberg's music by the Albany Symphony's "Dogs of Desire", the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Olympia Philharmonic Society, the National Symphony of Ecuador, the Thuringer Symphoniker, the University of Nevada Symphony Orchestra, the Harmonium Choral Society and many more.
Harberg has recordings out on Koch International, Albany Records, Centaur Records, Walking Frog Regards, and several upcoming recordings. Harberg has received many commissions, including those from the Juilliard School, the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program, the American Music Center, the New York State Council for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and many more.
Awards include a Fulbright/Hays Fellowship, two Creative Connections grants, Juilliard's Peter Mennin Prize, a MacDowell Colony summer residency and regular ASCAP Plus awards. Harberg is the co-director of the Music and More series in Glen Ridge NJ, where she lives with her family.
TARA NADOLNY, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/ RESEARCHER
Tara Nadolny is an associate producer and researcher at Common Good Productions. She is currently pursuing her masterÂ’s degree in Media Studies at The New School. Tara received a BAH in Film and Media and German language from Queen's University in 2010. Tara has a background in social media and blogging for small business, she also speaks German.