Joe Berlinger


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Academy Award and eight-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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  The Burning (Documentary) (producer) (post-production)
  Raising Hell: The Visions of Clive Barker (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2021 Dreams of Daraa (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2021 Doctor's Orders (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- I'm gonna be judged. (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Cain and Abel (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Are they that dumb? (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Confronting A Serial Killer (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- No Longer Jane Doe (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Restoring Their Names (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Behold The Monster (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Deal With The Devil (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Getting Away With Murders (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Murder Among the Mormons (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode Three (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode Two (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode One (2021) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2021 Truth to Power (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2021 Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The Hard Truth (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Down the Rabbit Hole (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Secrets of the Cecil (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Lost in Los Angeles (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Finding Their Voice (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Island (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Follow the Money (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Hunting Grounds (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2008-2020 Wrong Man (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Clair Hour 2: Wire Tapped (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Clair Hour 1: Black or White (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Patricia Rorrer: Under the Microscope (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Patricia Rorrer: The Hang Up (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Vonda Smith: An Unexpected Twist (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 The Longest Wave (Documentary) (producer)
 2019 I Am Not Alone (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Burn Bundy Burn (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Not My Turn to Watch Him (2019) ... (executive producer)
- One of Us (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Handsome Devil (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Paris to Pittsburgh (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- The Retrial: Will There Be Justice For Jessica? (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Chaos in the Courtroom (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Prosecution's Theory (2018) ... (executive producer)
- An Issue of Black and White? (2018) ... (executive producer)
- A Dying Declaration (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- And Justice for All? (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Murder by Hot Shot (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Can't Rat on a Rat (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Port of No Return (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Heroin Highway (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017/II From the Ashes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (Documentary) (producer)
 2017 Killing Richard Glossip (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Death Watch (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Machinery of Death (2017) ... (executive producer)
- An Obvious Homicide (2017) ... (executive producer)
- This Is Pointing to Me (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Judgment Day: Prison or Parole? (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Unforgiven ... (executive producer)
- Damage Done ... (executive producer)
- Second Chance ... (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 - produced by)
 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 Movie 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)
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Metallica: This Monster Lives

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Alternate Names:

Joseph Berlinger

Spouse:

Loren Eiferman
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Generally speaking, there are three different reasons people come to documentary: advocacy, storytelling, and journalism. We all come into filmmaking for different reasons. When I made Brother's Keeper (1992), I didn't consider myself an activist or a journalist; I considered myself a storyteller that was pushing the envelope of cinema. Once we saw the West Memphis Three sent to prison for ... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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