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Robert Greenwald is president of Brave New Films, a nonprofit film company that he founded after a career in commercial television and film to motivate and educate viewers on the most pressing issues of the day. Brave New Films distributes its work for free through social media and in concert with nonprofit partners and movements. The group's ... See full bio »

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Xanadu Director
Breaking Up Producer


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 2020 Racially Charged: America's Misdemeanor Problem (Documentary short) (producer)
 2020 Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote (Documentary short) (producer)
 2019 Suppressed: The Fight to Vote (Documentary short) (producer)
 2016 Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA (Documentary) (producer)
 2015 The National Security Forum (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Bad Paper (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2014 Jazree's Court: Growing Up in a Mass Incarcerated America (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2014 To Prison for Poverty (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2014 Vanessa's Eight Year Sentence (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2013 Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Redemption of the Prosecutor (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2012 Koch Brothers Exposed (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 The Guilt (Short) (executive producer)
 2010 In Their Boots (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Outside the Wire (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Rethink Afghanistan (Documentary) (producer)
 2008 In Their Boots: When He Came Home (Video documentary short) (co-executive producer)
 2008 This Brave Nation: Carl Pope and Van Jones (Short) (executive producer)
 2008 This Brave Nation: Tom Hayden and Naomi Klein (Short) (executive producer)
  The ACLU Freedom Files (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 18 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (co-executive producer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Freedom to Vote: Protecting the Ballot (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Freedom to Parent: Lesbian and Gay Families (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Freedom to Dream: Rights of Immigrants (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Freedom to Learn: School to Prison Pipeline (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Freedom to Know: Sex Education (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 Sierra Club Chronicles (TV Series) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2005 Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Beach Girls (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2005 Trump Unauthorized (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Unconstitutional (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Plain Truth (TV Movie) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2004 Uncovered: The War on Iraq (Documentary) (co-producer)
 2004 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 The Book of Ruth (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Disappearance (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Redeemer (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2001 And Never Let Her Go (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Deadlocked (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Sharing the Secret (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 The Audrey Hepburn Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Steal This Movie (producer)
 1999 Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 The Secret Path (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 Blood on Her Hands (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 Breaking Up (producer)
 1997 The Killing Secret (TV Movie) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Movie) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1996 An Occasional Hell (producer)
 1995 Whose Daughter Is She? (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 A Woman of Independent Means (TV Mini Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Part III (1995) ... (producer)
- Part II (1995) ... (producer)
- Part I (1995) ... (producer)
 1995 Death in Small Doses (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 Scattered Dreams (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 Zelda (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 Hear No Evil (producer)
 1993 Not in My Family (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 The Portrait (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 The Entertainers (executive producer)
 1991 She Says She's Innocent (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Our Sons (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files (TV Movie) (producer)
 1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1990 How to Murder a Millionaire (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1989 My Brother's Wife (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1989 A Deadly Silence (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1988 Sweet Hearts Dance (executive producer)
 1988 Perfect People (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 Lena: My 100 Children (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 Daddy (executive producer)
 1987 On Fire (TV Movie) (producer)
 1986 Can You Feel Me Dancing? (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1986 A Fight for Jenny (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1986 Shattered Spirits (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 Answers (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 Silent Witness (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 Challenge of a Lifetime (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1982 The First Time (TV Movie) (co-executive producer)
 1982 Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 The Texas Rangers (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Miracle on Ice (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 Portrait of a Stripper (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Getting Married (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Escape from Bogen County (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Delta County, U.S.A. (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 21 Hours at Munich (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 The Desperate Miles (TV Movie) (producer)
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(December 2, 1983 to January 22, 1984) He directed Ernest Thompson's play, "A Sense of Humor," in a world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jack Lemmon, Estelle Parsons, Polly Holliday and Clifton James in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert G. Greenwald


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Father of Rachel Greenwald and Leah Greenwald.

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