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ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Auteur Productions, Ltd. is a television production company in Washington, D.C. The two principals of the organization, Gerald Krell and Meyer Odze, have garnered many international awards for a wide range of documentaries, public affairs, and educational programs that have taken them to every continent to cover a variety of subject matter for the private and public sector. Prior to forming their own company they were senior documentary producers with the United States Information Agency. Their extensive Washington experience has given them the opportunity to interview renowned personalities such as, Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, James Baker, Warren Christopher, Madeleine Albright, the late Dean Rusk, Nancy Reagan, Arthur Schlessinger, Jr., John Chancellor, Eric Sevareid, Pierre Salinger, Jean Kirkpatrick, Queen Sylvia of Sweden, Neil Armstrong, Aaron Copland, Billy Wilder, Gordon Parks and Gian Carlo Menotti.

Auteur Productions 2 hour television special, "Jews & Christians: A Journey of Faith," It is based on the book "Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith" written by Prof. Marvin Wilson. Co-produced with Connecticut Public Television, this documentary, funded in part by a major grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, explores common beliefs, traditions and rituals shared by Judaism and Christianity, and examines how contemporary Jews and Christians perceive each other, confront prejudice and stereotypes and how they can understand and respect one another. The goal of the program is to make Christians and Jews better informed about their respective faiths and to make available quality, historical, educational programming for the general public so as to enhance its understanding of two great religions of the modern world. The documentary was awarded a Silver Angel by Excellence in Media, and an award of excellence from the Videographer Awards. The program will be seen on public television stations nationwide.

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