Barbara Kopple
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Two-time Academy Award winner BARBARA KOPPLE directs and produces narrative films and documentaries. Her documentary “Running from Crazy” premiered at Sundance (2013), screened at Tribeca and other festivals, and was released theatrically. It will broadcast on the OWN cable network in 2014. Kopple is working on a documentary about soul singer Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, and is in post-production on a documentary about The Nation Magazine for their 150th anniversary. Kopple produced and directed “Harlan County USA” and “American Dream,” both Best Documentary Feature Academy Award winners. Other credits include “The House of Steinbrenner,” “Woodstock: Now and Then,” “Shut Up and Sing,” “A Conversation with Gregory Peck,” “My Generation,” “Wild Man Blues,” “Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson,” for which she won a DGA Award for Outstanding Direction, and more. Kopple directed the narrative feature “Havoc,” starring Anne Hathaway and written by Stephen Gaghan. She directs episodic television and commercial spots with credits including episodes of “Oz” on HBO and “Homicide,” for which she won a DGA Award for Outstanding Direction. She has directed spots for Sprint, Applebee’s, Dove, Target, The Tiger Woods Foundation, Pearl Vision and the Children’s Defense Fund.