Jane C. Wagner
Partners in Naked Eye Productions Ltd. since 1988, Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner's critically acclaimed work has been screened at museums, film festivals, educational institutions, and, have been broadcast in countries throughout the world. Their collaboration began while at Stanford University's masters film program, where DiFeliciantonio made her directing debut with the National Emmy Award-winning film LIVING WITH AIDS and Wagner, the award-winning HEARTS & QUARKS.
Their work includes: GIRLS LIKE US, which garnered a number of top honors including a National Emmy for Outstanding Cultural Program and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival (PBS, Sundance Channel & foreign television); TWO OR THREE THINGS BUT NOTHING FOR SURE, which was nominated for a National Emmy (PBS, Sundance Channel, & foreign television); WALK THIS WAY, an award-winning documentary special on understanding diversity (USA Networks & foreign television); TOM'S FLESH, winner of the 1995 Sundance Film Festival Award for Achievement in Short Filmmaking (Showtime & Channel 4 UK); Culture Wars, a program in the series The Question of Equality (PBS & Channel 4 UK); and Una Donna, which was aired as part of NPR's Legacies: Tales From America.
More recently, Wagner and DiFeliciantonio were Series/Executive Producers on the premiere season of Code Blue, 13 one-hour programs about Charity Hospital in New Orleans for The Learning Channel, and, contributed to the HBO special, Nerve.com. They were also awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship for their upcoming historical documentary SILENT VOICES, on the marginalization of women and independent filmmakers during cinema's silent era. Having just completed documentary specials for the SciFi Channel (ABDUCTION DIARIES) and Sundance Channel (DOCUMENT 2002), they are in development with a new project for HBO.
DiFeliciantonio and Wagner have also worked on numerous independent docs and features, such as the Sundance award-winner SCOUT'S HONOR (Cinematography), NEXT WAVE'S KEEP THE RIVER ON YOUR RIGHT (Post Production Consultant [Tina]), HBO's RENO FINDS HER MOM (Editor & Co-Producer), Sue Marcoux's TWINSBURG, OH: SOME KIND OF WEIRD TWIN THING (Co-Producers, Cinematographer & Sound Recordist); Mira Nair's KAMA SUTRA (Associate Producer); HBO's TRUMAN and CITIZEN COHN (Production Associate); Jonathan Demme's PHILADELPHIA (Assistant Auditor); and the critically acclaimed independent feature MY NEW GUN (Sundance New Producers Fellow).
In addition to teaching at Swarthmore College, DiFeliciantonio and Wagner have lectured at universities such as New York University, Bennington College, the University of Pennsylvania and the Univeristy of Texas, Austin. They have participated on various panels and juries, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Emmy Awards. Support for their work has come from organizations such as the American Film Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Independent Television Service, the Women In Film Foundation, the California Council for the Humanities and the New York State Council for the Arts. They are members of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. (09/09)
Girls Like Us
A film by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio, 1997, 57 min., Color
An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt, and testify in this vibrant, affecting portrait of teenage girls' experiences of...
2 Or 3 Things But Nothing for Sure
A film by Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner, 1997, 12 min., Color
Acclaimed author Dorothy Allison (BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA) is profiled in this moving, inspiring film. Combining poetic imagery with powerful readings...