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Joe Berlinger

Academy Award and seven-time Emmy nominated and Peabody and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger has been a leading voice in nonfiction film and television for two decades. Berlinger's films include the landmark documentaries BROTHER'S KEEPER, the PARADISE LOST Trilogy, which helped lead to the recent release of the wrongfully-convicted West ... See full bio »

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 2016 Judgment Day: Prison or Parole? (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Parole Board: Victims Speak (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 Ubah! (Documentary short) (producer)
 2014 We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss (Documentary) (producer - segment "The Street")
 2014 Metallica: This Monster Lives (Documentary short) (producer)
 2014 The System with Joe Berlinger (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Prosecutorial Misconduct (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Geography of Punishment (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Juvenile Justice (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Parole: High Risks, High Rewards (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Eyewitness Identification (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Hank: 5 Years from the Brink (Documentary) (producer)
 2011-2013 Oprah's Master Class (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Diahann Carroll (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Sidney Poitier: Part 2 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Sidney Poitier: Part 1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Grant Hill (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Jon Bon Jovi (2012) ... (executive producer)
  Iconoclasts (TV Series documentary) (co-executive producer - 26 episodes, 2006 - 2012) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 2012)
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar + Chuck D (2012) ... (co-executive producer)
- Jamie Oliver & Paul Smith (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Christy Turlington + Tory Burch (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Seth McFarlane & Norah Jones (2012) ... (co-executive producer)
- Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham (2012) ... (co-executive producer)
 2012 Oprah's Master Class: Special Edition (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Pretty Old (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Under African Skies (Documentary) (producer)
 2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Documentary) (producer)
 2011 Captive Beauty (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Black Tide: Voices from the Gulf (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 2009 San Quentin Film School (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The Music Lesson (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Crude (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 Addiction (TV Movie documentary) (producer - segment "South Boston Drug Court")
 2006 Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (TV Series documentary) (co-executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Freedom Summer (2006) ... (co-executive producer)
- Shays' Rebellion: America's First Civil War (2006) ... (co-executive producer)
- The Homestead Strike (2006) ... (co-executive producer)
- Scopes: The Battle Over America's Soul (2006) ... (co-executive producer)
- Gold Rush (2006) ... (co-executive producer)
 2004 Gray Matter (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2002-2004 The Investigators (TV Series documentary) (co-executive producer - 3 episodes)
- The Wrong Man? A Mother's Cry (2004) ... (co-executive producer: for Court TV)
- The Wrong Man? Fred Chichester (2003) ... (co-executive producer: for Court TV)
- The Wrong Man? Marty Tankleff (2002) ... (co-executive producer)
 2004 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2003 Hollywood High (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 The Virtual Corpse (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Bravo Profiles (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Depp (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2000-2001 FanClub (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Bon Jovi (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Mötley Crüe (2001) ... (executive producer)
- No Doubt (2001) ... (executive producer)
- AC/DC (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Ricky Martin (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 The Wrong Man: Marty Tankleff (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 2000 Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1998 Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1995 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Begging Game (1995) ... (producer)
 1992 Brother's Keeper (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1989 Outrageous Taxi Stories (Short) (producer)
  Raising Hell: The Visions of Clive Barker (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
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Metallica: This Monster Lives

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Joseph Berlinger

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[on Whitey Bulger's possible links to the FBI] Look, I'm not saying whether he was an informant or not an informant, but I think it's intellectually dishonest to just shut down the discussion. All I'm saying is, 'Hey, if he was an informant , we still don't have enough information as to how this was possible and who is responsible. And if he wasn't an informant - man, there are some really deeply... See more »


Chronicled his experiences throughout the tumultuous three-year journey of making the award-winning "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" in his book "Metallica: This Monster Lives", published in 2004 by St. Martins Press. See more »

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