NINA ROSENBLUM, an Academy Award-nom., 2-time IDA winning prod., dir., writer, DAEDALUS PROD., prod/dir for TBS, HBO, PBS, NY TIMES TV, SHOWTIME, ABC, NBC, Ch 4/UK; WDR/Ger.; La Sept, Fr. and Canal + Sp.. Mem of DGA (Director), AMPAS, NYWIFT, IDA.
N I N A R O S E N B L U M PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
Daedalus Productions, Inc.
NINA ROSENBLUM is an Oscar-nominated, two-time IDA award-winning producer, director and writer of documentaries, shorts and segments. President of DAEDALUS PRODUCTIONS, INC., established in 1980, she has produced and directed for TBS, HBO, PBS, NY TIMES Television, SHOWTIME, ABC, and NBC. Her co-production partners include Channel Four/UK; WDR/Germany; La Sept, France and SBS/Australia. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America (Director), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Women in Film and Television and the International Documentary Association.
In fall 2000, Ms. Rosenblum produced and directed a Showtime/ NYT Television documentary, JIMI AND SLY: THE SKIN I’M IN, about the music of Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone. That same year she produced and directed TWIN LENSES, about pioneering twin fashion photographers Frances McLaughlin-Gil and Kathryn Abbe. In 1992, Ms. Rosenblum was nominated for an Academy Award for her Denzel Washington and Louis Gossett, Jr. narrated PBS documentary, LIBERATORS: FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS IN WORLD WAR II. This effort was followed by an Emmy Award and CableAce and Vision Award nominations in 1994 for the acclaimed TBS program, THE UNTOLD WEST: THE BLACK WEST, narrated by Danny Glover, which interwove documentary with dramatic segments.
These documentary achievements added to the acclaimed, Sundance Special Jury Prize-winning, AMERICA & LEWIS HINE, PBS, 1984, narrated by Jason Robards, Jr. and Maureen Stapleton and Rosenblum’s 1990 Susan Sarandon narrated feature documentary, THROUGH THE WIRE, PBS/POV, a graphic investigation of small group isolation and America’s female political prisoners. She produced related segments for ABC’s “20/20” and for NBC’s “Today” Show. Rosenblum’s HBO, 1992 feature documentary LOCK-UP: THE PRISONERS OF RIKERS ISLAND, produced for Sheila Nevin's AMERICA UNDERCOVER series, further solidified Rosenblum and Daedalus Productions as major producers on the non-fiction scene.
In 1999 Rosenblum produced and directed WALTER ROSENBLUM: IN SEARCH OF PITT STREET, a feature documentary chronicling the photographic career of her father, Walter Rosenblum, a highly decorated US Army Signal Corps cameraman who documented the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach and the liberation of the concentration camp at Dachau. WALTER ROSENBLUM: IN SEARCH OF PITT STREET premiered at the D-Day Museum in New Orleans and has been invited to film festivals both here and abroad. She presented her film about her father at an homage to him in October 2006 at the Festival of Biographies of Artists, in Asolo, Italy. Her credits also include SLAVESHIP: THE TESTIMONY OF THE HENRIETTA MARIE, 1995, featuring Cornell West and
A HISTORY OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, 1997, narrated by Maureen Stapleton, a short which was included in an traveling exhibition curated by her mother Naomi Rosenblum, A HISTORY OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS.
In 2002, Ms. Rosenblum completed a short, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, in association with the Drug Policy Alliance and the Correctional Association of NY about the “Mothers of the NY Disappeared” who protest the Rockefeller Mandatory Minimum Drug Laws. Following 9/11, doctors at the NYU Downtown Hospital called on her to produce and direct CODE YELLOW: HOSPITAL AT GROUND ZERO, documenting the emergency response of NYU Downtown Hospital to that tragic event. In 2005 Rosenblum served on numerous film festival juries including Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film and then spent a year in Spain co-producing/directing ZAHIRA, LA QUE FLORECE, with Canal + Spain and Jazzy Producciones, which was broadcast on the first anniversary of 3-11.thA retrospective homage to her 25 years of producing and directing was featured at Documenta/
Ms. Rosenblum completed IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE, A SOLDIER’S SACRIFICE, narrated by Eli Wallach and filmed by Haskell Wexler, which tells the story of the first US Army officer to refuse deployment to Iraq on moral grounds. She just completed ORDINARY MIRACLES: THE PHOTO LEAGUE'S NEW YORK, about the organization of social documentary photographers who established the genre of “street photography” as they photographed areas of New York City in the thirties and forties.