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Producer Profile: Cabin Creek Films (US)

Cabin Creek Films
April 1, 2007

Cabin Creek Films

New York

www.cabincreekfilms.com

Barbara Kopple has had a singular career in documentary, which has been celebrated by a host of awards, including feature doc Oscars for Harlan County USA and American Dream. As we noted in our November 2006 issue, her most recent effort, Shut Up & Sing (co-directed with Cecilia Peck and released through The Weinstein Company), demonstrated the filmmaker’s persistence, convincing a leery Dixie Chicks that their story was something that needed to be turned into a feature film. And the effort was not lost on her viewers: ‘Barbara Kopple does it again. The access she had during such a tumultuous time in the Dixie Chicks’ history was incredible, and a testament to her ability to build a trusting, lasting relationship with her subjects.’ Another noted the film was ‘a surprisingly provocative doc.’

Beyond doing occasional work in both the advertising and drama fields, in 2006 Kopple also found time to direct The Edge of Madness for Green Dog Films, a film about Gaby Grebo, a photojournalist reporting on the ethnic cleansing in Sarajevo in 1994 who stumbles across Osama Bin Laden’s training camps.

Recent titles: Shut Up & Sing, Bearing Witness

Employees: 10

Hours this year: 15

Upcoming includes: TBA

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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