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Lyn Goldfarb

Lyn Goldfarb is the Producer and Director of The New Los Angeles, one of four documentaries in California and The American Dream series, which she executive produced with Paul Espinosa and Jed Riffe. The Series was broadcast nationally on PBS in April 2006. The New Los Angeles was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle, nominated for an IMAGEN Award for Best Documentary and nominated for Best Documentary at the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival.

Goldfarb is the Producer of Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons From Sinai, produced for the J. Paul Getty Museum to accompany the ICONS FROM SINAI exhibit. Lyn Goldfarb is Executive Producer, Producer, Director (with Deborah Ann DeSnoo) and Writer (with Joan Owens Meyerson and Deborah Ann DeSnoo) of the three hour series Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire, produced with Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE) and PBS as part of the EMPIRES documentary series. She is Executive Producer, Director and Producer (with Margaret Koval) of the four hour The Roman Empire in the First Century, also part of DDE and PBS's EMPIRES documentary series. She was awarded an AFI Enhanced Television Workshop fellowship for The Roman Empire in the First Century.

An award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in history and social issue documentaries, she began her career as Producer and Historian for the Academy Award nominated documentary "With Babies and Banners" (with Lorraine Gray and Anne Bohlen), which was showcased on television and in festivals worldwide. Her television credits include: Director/Producer/Writer for "Total War" for THE GREAT WAR series (KCET/PBS and BBC), "We Have a Plan" for THE GREAT DEPRESSION series (Executive Producer Henry Hampton, Blackside Inc. for PBS), and "Ways to Move" and "Without Barriers or Borders" for PEOPLE IN MOTION series (WNET/PBS). She was Senior Producer on Danger: Kids at Work (Executive Producers: Pat Mitchell and Coby Atlas for Lifetime Television); Searching for San Diego: San Ysidro (KPBS); and Disabled and the Cost of Saying I Do (KCET). She produced A Taste of Freedom for Roland Joffe, directed by Marina Goldovskaya, and broadcast on TNT. This was one of several of Goldfarb's Russian projects.

Her awards include: Academy Award nomination, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 duPont-Columbia Awards, Peabody, Producers Guild of America Kodak Vision Award, IDA Distinguished Documentary Award, a Golden Mike and awards from the American Film Festival, Mannheim International Film Festival, Festival du Cinema Portugal, London International Film Festival and Nyon International Film Festival.

Goldfarb served three terms on the IDA Board of Directors and is a member of the DGA and WGA/w. (12/07)


From Bedside to Bargaining Table
A film by Tami Gold and Lyn Goldfarb, 1984, 20 min.

This inspiring documentary looks at nursing from the nurse's point of view, encouraging healthcare professionals to work together to change their poor...

Prescription for Change
A film by Tami Gold and Lyn Goldfarb, 1986, 30 min.

Nurses: traditionally female, underpaid, and underappreciated. PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at nursing....



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