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MIchael Kantor is a filmmaker, producer and writer. As Executive Producer of the American Masters series for PBS, he created the American Masters PIctures banner in 2016 to bring films to theaters. He was Executive Producer of Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019), and directed Broadway: The American ... See full bio »

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  Rita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Go for It (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 36 episodes, 2014 - 2020) (producer - 1 episode, 2001) (co-executive producer - 1 episode)
- Mae West: Dirty Blonde (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Raul Julia: The World's a Stage (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Charley Pride: I'm Just Me (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Ted Williams: "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived" (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 Words from a Bear (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Itzhak (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2017 Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016/II Bad Girl (executive producer)
 2016 Maya Angelou And Still I Rise (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Voces (TV Series documentary) (executive producer for American Masters - 1 episode)
- American Masters - Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey (2015) ... (executive producer for American Masters)
 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 By Sidney Lumet (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Doc Squad (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Functions and the Distance Formula (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Pythagorean Theorem (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Volume Formula (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer - 3 episodes)
- A Hero Can Be Anyone (2013) ... (producer)
- Great Power, Great Responsibility (2013) ... (producer)
- Truth, Justice and the American Way (2013) ... (producer)
 2013 Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2011 Give Me the Banjo (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV Series documentary) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Sock it to Me?: Satire and Parody (2009) ... (producer)
- Slip on a Banana Peel: The Knockabouts (2009) ... (producer)
 2005 My Favorite Things: Julie Andrews Remembers (Video documentary) (producer)
 2005 On Location with 'The Sound of Music' (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004) ... (producer)
- Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004) ... (producer)
- I Got Plenty o' Nuttin': 1929-1942 (2004) ... (producer)
- Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': 1943-1960 (2004) ... (producer)
- Syncopated City: 1919-1933 (2004) ... (producer)
 2004 Wicked: The Road to Broadway (Video documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 2001 The Impressionists (TV Mini-Series documentary) (consulting producer)
 1999 Cornerstone (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 1996 The West (TV Series documentary) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Ghost Dance (1996) ... (producer - produced by)
- One Sky Above Us (1996) ... (producer - produced by)
- The Geography of Hope (1996) ... (producer - produced by)
- Fight No More Forever (1996) ... (producer - produced by)
- The Grandest Enterprise Under God (1996) ... (producer - produced by)
 1990 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (associate producer - 1 episode)
- Lindbergh (1990) ... (associate producer)
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (co-executive producer)
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