SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY - SECRET SAUCE
(48 min) US
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Director: Michael Schwarz
Producers: Michael Schwarz, Edward Gray

Description:
Silicon Valley is the world's technological and economic powerhouse, and the secret to its success is a unique mix of ingredients that can't be found anywhere else on earth.

Biography:
Michael Schwarz founded Kikim Media in 1996 after working for many years in public television as an independent producer and then as part of the senior management team at KQED, the PBS affiliate in San Francisco. Schwarz’s work has been honored with some of the most prestigious awards in broadcasting—three national Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for Investigative Journalism, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, Red and Blue Ribbons from the American Film Festival, four awards for Excellence in Local Broadcasting from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Grand Prize in the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for Coverage of the Disadvantaged, and numerous Ciné Golden Eagles and local Emmys. Schwarz’s programs for public television include Emmy-nominated In Defense of Food and The Botany of Desire based on Michael Pollan’s best-selling books; My Father, My Brother and Me, a chronicle of Parkinson’s disease, for Frontline, and Hunting the Hidden Dimension, the story of fractal geometry, for NOVA.

Edward Gray is a three-time Emmy Award winner, a two-time winner of the Writers Guild of America Award, and a winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award. For PBS his films include: In Defense of Food, based on the book by best-selling author Michael Pollan; Alaska, The World and Wally Hickel, the story of a political maverick; The Botany of Desire, based on Michael Pollan’s book; Security vs. Liberty, a look at post-9/11 counterterrorism policies; Through Many Lives: The Aging Brain, for the series The Secret Life of the Brain; The Orphan Trains, an episode of the American Experience series; The World That Moses Built. Ed’s films for ABC News include: Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination–Beyond Conspiracy; Nothing To Fear, for the series The Century; Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years.

Contact Information:
e: stoal@kikim.com
w: http://kikim.com/project/the-valley/


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