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Ron Frank

Director, Writer, Editor

Ron is an Award-winning and Emmy nominated filmmaker with numerous credits on PBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MTV, A&E, TLC, Starz, Encore, National Geographic, Discovery and History Channels. Screenings of his films have been held at Kennedy Center, United Nations, N.Y., Television Academy, L.A. SXSW, AFI, MOMA, Israel Film Fest. His work has been reviewed by NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and MSNBC.  Ron was director of In the House, a Hollywood talk show with Peter Bart and Peter Guber on Starz/Encore.  He also produced and edited The Lost JFK Tapes for National Geographic Channel, a two hour special on the JFK assassination, for which he received an Emmy nomination. He was director and producer for When Comedy Went to School about the astonishing array of comedians from the Catskill Mountains, hosted by Robert Klein; featuring Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Sid Caesar, Jerry Stiller and Larry King.  Ron produced and directed bestselling author and lecturer, Deepak Chopra turning two of his major books, How to Know God and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success into feature length films for Fox Home Entertainment.  Ron also produced, directed and edited Only in America, a behind-the-scenes story of Senator Joe Lieberman’s national campaign for VP in 2000. The Hunt for Adolf Eichmann, which he wrote, produced and edited, for A&E, narrated by Gregory Peck, was honored by the New York Festival, the United Nations and won a Telly award.  He produced and directed Gloria, hosted by James Earl Jones, a musical spectacle performed live in Jerusalem, with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Millennium Choir. Israeli Intelligence and Shadows of the Six Day War were filmed for the History Channel’s Secrets of War series.  Ron has always been intrigued by films with social content, but never more than when he produced,  The Eternal Road: An Encounter with the Past,  a testament to the last German-Jewish generation born in the early part of the 20th century – screened on over 50 PBS stations & numerous film festivals.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 11

10:00am PDT