KATIE DELLAMAGGIORE is a documentary director and television producer whose work has appeared on PBS, MTV, A&E, HBO, Discovery and TLC. Katie is best known for her Emmy Award-nominated film Brooklyn Castle, a story about the nation’s best public school chess team and its fight against after-school budget cuts. Brooklyn Castle won the Audience Award at SXSW, was nationally broadcast on PBS’s acclaimed P.O.V. series, and is being adapted in a narrative film by Sony Pictures and Scott Rudin. Katie also directed “Ur Life Online”, an educational film for A&E Classroom that was Emmy Award- nominated for Outstanding Single Camera Editing and “New Orleans: Here and Now”, a Time Inc. anthology honoring the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. She is currently in production on her next film, The Quiet Zone, which investigates Green Bank, West Virginia - a cell-phone, Wi-Fi free town where astronomers search for intelligent life beyond earth while local residents struggle to live, love, grow up, and evolve on this planet.