Renée Silverman (director/producer) is an award-winning director who, together with her producing partner, Peter Miller, has made Sosua: Make a Better World, which was broadcast on dozens of PBS affiliates across America, and Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World, which was screened across the United States in a nation-wide grass roots campaign and will be broadcast on WNET in 2018.

Her episodic television series, The Genius of Paris, placed was a second rounder at the 2017 Austin Film Festival. Set in 1903, Genius follows 20-somethings Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and their circle before they were famous. The series depicts the glamorous, heady, art-filled days of early 1900s Paris and Vienna and how a group of writers, painters and intellectuals changed the world forever. Having started her career in narrative filmmaking as an assistant to feature director, Jerry Schatzberg, she has also written, produced and directed two award winning short dramatic films, Other Islands and Deep Water.

In addition to writing and directing, Renée has also worked as an archival producer on numerous documentaries including the RBG, a feature documentary on the work and life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Makers: The Women Who Make America, the web series, and Carol Channing: Larger than Life.

Renée is also a news and documentary producer whose work has been distributed theatrically and broadcast on major networks including PBS, ARD and ZDF German Public Television Networks, the BBC, Channel Four, UK and NHK, among others. For over twenty years, she has produced hundreds of reports on politics, science, economics and culture including an award winning 3-part feature series on global warming in Alaska for German NOVA, dozens of breaking new stories, four presidential elections, two hurricanes and countless red carpets. Renée is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and holds a Masters degree in Comparative Literature from New York University. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Haifa and studied German at the Free University of Berlin. She works and lives in New York City with her husband, Sebastian Zimmermann and their two children.

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