• Michelle Alexander
    Ohio State University Law School; author, The New Jim Crow
  • Sylvia Allegretto
    Research Economist and Co-Chair of the Center on Wage & Employment Dynamics, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment UC-Berkeley
  • Deepak Bhargava
    Executive Director, Center for Community Change
  • Angela Glover Blackwell
    CEO and Founder, PolicyLink
  • John C. Bonifaz
    President, Free Speech For People
  • The Brennan Center for Justice
  • Morris Dees
    Co-Founder and Chief Trial Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Jacob Hacker
    Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University
  • Maria Teresa Kumar
    Co-Founder, Voto Latino
  • Heather McGee
    President, Demos
  • Lawrence Mishel
    President, Economic Policy Institute
  • Michael Norton
    Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Kate Pickett
    University of York, UK, co-author, The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better
  • Ai-jen Poo
    Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Anthony Romero
    Executive Director, ACLU
  • Bryan Stevenson
    Founder, Equal Justice Initiative
  • Roxana Tynan
    Executive Director, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
  • Richard Wilkinson
    University of York, UK, co-author, The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better
  • Teresa Younger
    President of the Ms. Foundation for Women

Additional Producers

Jon Kamen (The Fog of War, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory), Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?, Under African Skies) and Dave O’Connor (Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger, You Don’t Know Bo).

Nicole Dow and Derek Dudley (Freedom Road Productions), and Brent Miller (Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You) are co-executive producers.

Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Richard Rowley also serve as directors.

Rebecca Teitel and Jesse Williams (Senior Producer, Farword Films) are senior producers.

Abby Ellis and Leah Natasha Thomas are producers. Mark S. Greenberg, Jocelyn Diaz, Ross Bernard and Jill Burkhart are executive producers for EPIX.

Leah Natasha Thomas

Ms. Thomas started her career at Revolution Studios and served as the former Director of Industry Relations for Ghetto Film School. During her tenure, GFS received the Mayor’s Award for Art & Culture, was recognized by Russell Simmons’ Art For Life and founded The Cinema School, the first high school in the nation with a focus on filmmaking.

She recently produced 25 TO LIFE, winner of the CNN Grand Jury Prize at American Black Film Festival 2014 (AFFRM, Netflix) and 3 1/2 MINUTES winner of the Special Jury Award for Social Impact, Sundance 2015 (Participant Media, HBO), which was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards. She is currently producing THE TRIAL OF MUMIA ABU JAMAL, and a narrative adaptation of COULDN’T KEEP IT TO MYSELF, by acclaimed author Wally Lamb and the women of York Correctional Facility for Women.

She is a member of BAFTA, a Tribeca Film Festival Industry Delegate, sits on the grants panel for the Brooklyn Arts Council, and is the recipient of the NYU – Critical Collaborations Fellowship (2016-18) in support of her individual work and has recently been commissioned to create a site-specific public art work at NYU Accra, Ghana and Florence, Italy. She holds a BFA in Drama and Politics and an MA in Art and Public Policy from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts.

Rebecca Teitel

A producer, writer and director with more than a decade of television and documentary experience, Rebecca specializes in investigative reporting on race, politics and national affairs. Her work has aired on a variety of major television networks including NBC, ABC, MSNBC, Discovery and the National Geographic Channel. Her most recent documentary, Hate in America, a partnership between NBC, Discovery and the Southern Poverty Law Center, investigated the complex roots of hate crimes in the United States. Rebecca’s previous projects include two Rachel Maddow documentaries that revealed new information regarding the U.S. government’s private deliberations prior to the invasion of Iraq: Why We Did It and Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, which was MSNBC’s highest-rated documentary in a decade. During the 2012 presidential election, she developed and produced We Decide: Latinos and the 2012 Election, a live town hall with NBC News’ Natalie Morales. Rebecca also contributed reporting to The New York Times’ award-winning investigative series Breakdown: Death and Disarray at America’s Racetracks, which exposed corruption in the horse racing industry and led to racing reforms.

Richard Rowley

Richard is an Academy Award nominated director and Sundance Film Festival winning cinematographer with 19 years experience producing, directing, and 23 shooting for screen and television. His most recent documentary feature, Dirty Wars, pioneered a fusion of non-fiction reportage and dramatic narrative storytelling that won him dozens of festival awards and an Academy nomination. His four other theatrically released documentary features have been honored at scores of festivals around the world, from Berlin to Sundance. Richard has directed, produced and filmed dozens of television documentaries for Channel 4, BBC, Canal +, ZDF, ARD, CBC, PBS, CNN International, Al Jazeera and others. Recently, he was lead cinematographer for the Showtime climate change series, Years of Living Dangerously. He has been awarded Sundance, Rockefeller and Jerome Fellowships, and his work has been displayed at MoMa and the Berlin Biennial.

Lucian Read

An Emmy® winning producer, conflict photographer, and cinematographer, Read was lead cinematographer and co-producer for the 2014 Emmy® -winning climate change documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously.” Previously, he directed the Occupy Wall Street documentary 99%, which premiered at Sundance in 2013. He was awarded the 2015 Emmy® for the Best Spanish Language Long Form Documentary for an investigation of deaths on the US-Mexico border. His photojournalism work during the Iraq War for publications such as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Newsweek and Time garnered a World Press Photo Award. A collection of his work – including The Battle of Fallujah and The Haditha Massage – is also in the permanent collection of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. His work as contributing producer for the newsmagazine program “Dan Rather Reports from the Afghanistan War” was nominated for an Emmy® in 2010. His feature documentary cinematography credits include Time to Choose, Steve Jobs, Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, Kiryas Joel, and Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream. Other cinematography credits include the documentary series “Vice on HBO,” “The New Yorker Presents,” and “CNN’s Death Row Stories.”