Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
Sight & Sound/Video Broadcast Documentary Workshop
BFA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Three-time Emmy Award winning producer/director Jim Brown is responsible for some of the most popular and critically acclaimed television documentary programs in the last two decades.
Brown's Ginger Group Productions, Inc., specializes in cultural and social documentaries, concerts, home videos, CDs, and electronic press kits and has produced award winning television programs for ABC, Fox, the Disney Channel, Showtime, PBS, Nickelodeon and Bravo. Brown is currently producing a package of four shows for the Travel Channel.
Other recent projects include: The Three Pickers for PBS‚ Great Performances series, and a CD/DVD release by Rounder Records; Barbara Cook Mostly Sondheim, a DVD release by DRG Records; American Roots Music (Two Emmy nominations; First Place Music Documentary, US International Film and Video Festival; Best Historical Recording, Association for Independent Music; Gold selling home video/DVD), a 4-part series for PBS narrated by Kris Kristofferson that traces the development of uniquely American music forms throughout the 20th century.
Past productions: Keeping America's Promise, hosted by Colin Powell; An Evening With Harry Belafonte and Friends; In the Spotlight with Mary Chapin Carpenter; the Emmy Award winning, We Shall Overcome; A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, cited by T.V. Guide as the best music special of the year; Cable Ace Award Winner for Best Music Special, Child of Mine: Songs To Our Children; Songs of the Civil War (Co-produced by Ken Burns); Pete Seeger's Family Concert; In the Hank Williams Tradition; Musical Passage released theatrically and broadcast on PBS and ABC; 125th Edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth; Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'; and The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! (Emmy Award and numerous international awards), released theatrically by United Artists, televised in 16 countries and broadcast regularly on PBS over a twelve-year period.