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Greta Schiller

Greta Schiller is an independent director and producer. Her work includes documentaries for television, festivals, and theatrical and educational distribution. Schiller gained critical acclaim for her first documentary feature, BEFORE STONEWALL (1984), which was showcased in more than 75 film festivals worldwide before winning two Emmy Awards. Schiller was the first recipient of the US/UK Fulbright Arts Fellowship in Film. She has been a recipient of grants from the NEA, NYSCA, NEH, New York Foundation for the Arts, London Production Fund, European Media Fund and The Arts Council of England. In 1984, she also co-founded Jezebel Productions. With Andrea Weiss, she produced and directed a trilogy of films about women in jazz: INTERNATIONAL SWEETHEARTS OF RHYTHM, TINY AND RUBY: HELL DIVINí WOMEN, and MAXINE SULLIVAN: LOVE TO BE IN LOVE. Schiller wrote and directed a short fiction film, WOMAN OF THE WOLF, which was broadcast nationally in the U.S. and U.K.

Schillerís next highly acclaimed feature-length documentary, PARIS WAS A WOMAN, won many awards at international film festivals and was broadcast in 16 additional countries. In 2000, Schiller produced ESCAPE TO LIFE: THE ERIKA AND KLAUS MANN STORY. Prior to that she produced and directed THE MAN WHO DROVE WITH MANDELA, which won the Gay Teddy Bear Award for Best Documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival. Most recently, Schiller has completed work on I LIVE AT GROUND ZERO, which was broadcast over German and French television, and RECALL FLORIDA. (10/09)


Greetings from Washington DC
A film by Rob Epstein, Frances Reid, Greta Schiller and Lucy Winer, 1981, 28 min.

A kaleidoscope of music, dance, stories and laughter shared at the first gay and lesbian rights march on Washington....



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