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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin is the director and producer, with Carl Deal, of Citizen Koch and Trouble the Water--winner of the 2008 Gotham Independent Film Award and the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize. She was a co-producer of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, winner of the Palme d'Or, Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine, and Capitalism: A Love Story.

In television, Tia line produced Martin Scorsese's Emmy and Grammy-winning film No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. She directed and produced Behind the Labels for which she received the Sidney Hillman Award for Broadcast Journalism. Her work as producer of the Bravo series The Awful Truth earned her two Emmy nominations, one arrest and a lifetime ban from Disney World.

Tia is the recipient of the L'Oréal Paris/Women in Film's Women of Worth Vision Award, the Harry Chapin Media Award for Film, and the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Human Rights Award. Her work has been supported by the Creative Capital Foundation, Ford Foundation's JustFilms, the Open Society Institute, the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund, The Bertha Foundation and The Fledgling Fund.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Elsewhere Films

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