Jane C. Wagner

Jane C. Wagner Resumé

Selected Documentaries & Television

Consulting Producer
Women, War & Peace, 2010
A program in PBS’s Wide Angle series on war-time rape in Bosnia. PBS & foreign television.*

Director • Producer • Writer • Sound Recordist
Zayed Future Energy, 2010
Four short docs on sustainable energy. Shot in Abu Dhabi, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan and Australia. Aired on UAE television.*

Director • Producer • Editor • Sound Recordist
Collected Visions, 2009
A doc short shot in Instanbul about contemporary art featuring David Rockefeller, Jamie Dimon + Jenny Holzer. Screened at the Venice Biennale sidebar.*

Writer • Editor • Sound Recordist
Whiz Kids, 2006-2008
A feature length doc about teen scientists, made in collaboration with Tom Shepard. In theatrical release.*

Producer • Director • Editor • Sound Recordist
Documentaries of Dissent, 2005
A documentary special profiling award-winning filmmakers including Morgan Spurlock, Jehane Noujaim and Robert Greenwald, for the Sundance Channel.*

Editorial/Story Consultant
Troop 1500, 2005
An award-winning ITVS doc about breaking the cycle of crime, by Ellen Spiro and Karen Bernstein. PBS/P.O.V.

Director • Producer • Editor • Sound Recordist
Document 2003, 2004
A special profiling filmmakers Stanley Nelson, Grace Guggenheim and Alex Rivera, for Sundance Channel.*

Director • Producer • Editor • Sound Recordist
Document 2002, 2003
A special hosted by Michael Moore profiling Ken Burns, Agnès Varda and Lourdes Portillo, for Sundance Channel.*

PDirector • Producer • Editor • Sound Recordist
Abduction Diaries
, 2002
A non-fiction special kicking-off Steven Spielberg’s Taken, for the SciFi Channel.*

Director • Producer • Sound Recordist
Nerve.com, 2001
Segments for an HBO special.*

Executive Producer • Series Producer
Code Blue: New Orleans, 2000 & 2001
Thirteen one-hour shows on Charity Hospital in New Orleans, produced in collaboration with Lucas Platt for New York Times Television + TLC.*

Director • Producer • Editor • Sound Recordist
Walk This Way, 1998
An award-winning live action + animated doc voiced by Susan Sarandon about diversity, for USA Networks.*

Reno Finds Her Mom, 1998
An HBO feature doc about a comedian’s search for her biological mother by Lydia Dean Pilcher + Reno.

Director • Producer • Editor • Sound Recordist
Girls Like Us, 1997
An ITVS doc on teenage sexuality. National Emmy Award + Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner. PBS/P.O.V., Sundance Channel and foreign television.*

Director • Producer • Writer
Two Or Three Things But Nothing For Sure, 1996
A doc about author Dorothy Allison. National Emmy Award Nominee, for Channel 4 UK. PBS/P.O.V., Sundance Channel and foreign television.*

Director • Producer • Editor
Culture Wars, 1995
A program in the ITVS lesbian and gay civil rights series The Question Of Equality, for Channel 4 U.K. PBS + foreign television.*

Director • Producer • Editor
Tom’s Flesh, 1995
An award-winning experimental film on childhood abuse. Sundance Film Festival Award winner. Showtime and Channel 4 U.K.*

Director • Producer • Writer
Legacies, Tales From America: Una Donna, 1993
A radio documentary on wartime rape for National Public Radio.*

Director • Producer • Editor • Sound Recordist
No Alternative, 1993
Segments for an MTV AIDS special for The Red Hot Organization.*

Co-Producer • Consulting Editor
Twinsburg, OH: Some Kind Of Weird Twin Thing, 1990
An award-winning film on twins, by Sue Marcoux. PBS/P.O.V. and foreign television.*

Associate Producer
Something To Remember Me By, 1990
A documentary on the renowned jazz singer Maxine Sullivan, by Greta Schiller + Andrea Weiss A Channel 4 U.K. and LaSept Co-Production

Director • Producer • Editor
Hearts & Quarks, 1988
An internationally screened, award-winning documentary film on the social responsibility of science. PBS acquisition.


Masdar (Abu Dhabi), Planned Parenthood, U.S. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, California Department of Transportation, The Center for Non-Violent Social Change, American Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, Stanford Business School, Allsteel, Masdar (UAE), The Vietnamese Health Promotion Project, The Trevor Project, The San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Family Pride Coalition, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Anais Cacharel for Baron+Baron; Pro Active for Lieberman Productions…


M.A. Communications/Film, Stanford University

M.Sc. Political Sociology, Distinction, London School of Economics

B.Sc. Political Science & Economics, Honors, London School of Economics


National Endowment for the Arts Media Fellowship, 1999

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 1998

American Film Institute Independent Film/Video Fellowship, 1993

Western States Media Arts Fellowship, 1992

Stanford University Fellowship, 1984

London School of Economics Post Graduate Bursary, 1984

Selected Funding

Bay Area Video Coalition

California Council for the Humanities

Film Arts Foundation

Frameline Completion Fund

Idaho Humanities Council

Independent Television Service

Jerome Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts (twice)

New York State Council for the Arts

Philadelphia Foundation

Sundance Doc Fund

Valentine Foundation

Women’s Film Fund

Women In Film Foundation

Board + Professional Aassociations

ITVS, Board of Directors, Treasurer 2006-Present

Independent Filmworks, Inc., Board of Directors, 2004-Present

NYC’s The New Festival, Advisory Board, 1996-2007

Foundation for Independent Film & Video, 2001-2004

Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Women In Film and the International Documentary Association.

Selected Panels + Juries

International Documentary Association, Juror, 2010

Artist Grants Program in Film/Video, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Juror, 2005

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Primetime and National Emmy, Juror, 2000-2004

Southwest Texas University, Center for Multicultural Gender Studies, Speaker, 2003

Sundance Channel Doc Think Tank, Panelist, 2002

Production East, Panelist, 2002

Girls’ Real Lives, University of North Carolina, Keynote Speaker, 2002

HBO’s Frame By Frame Film Series, Moderator, 2001 & 2002

The Women Film Pioneers Project, American Museum of the Moving Image, Keynote Speaker, 2000

Mississippi Crossroads Film Festival, Panelist, 2000

PBS’s P.O.V., Editorial Committee Selection, Panelist, 1999

Jerome Foundation Fellowships, Funding Panelist, 1999

Cinematexas Film Festival, Juror, 1999

New York New Festival, Juror, 1998

New York Women In Film, Panelist. 1998

Rocky Mountain Film Festival, Panelist, 1998

National Educational Media Network, Juror & Jury Chair, 1991-1993

Film Arts Foundation, Sponsorship Panelist, 1989

Selected Teaching

Columbia University, Assistant Professor, 2010-Present

New York University, Guest Lecturer, 1998-Present

Women Make Movies, Masters Class Lecturer, 2002 + 2009

Oklahoma Arts Institute, Guest Teacher, 2005

Swarthmore College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002

Bennington College, Guest Lecturer, 2002

University of Texas, Austin, Guest Lecturer, 1998

Bryn Mawr College, Guest Lecturer, 1998

Nassau Community College, Guest Lecturer, 1998

Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, Guest Lecturer, 1998

N.Y. School for Visual Arts, Guest Lecturer, 1996

Bay Area Video Coalition, Editing Workshops, 1992-1994

Stanford University Department of Communications, Teaching Assistant, 1986-1988

Selected Books + Publications

  • Film-Forward.com, Film Reviewer, 2002
  • “Girls Like Us” biographical essay in Coming of Age: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry and Song. ed. Gina Misiroglu. New World Library, 1999
  • Feature articles and reviews include: Bangkok Post, The Evening Post (New Zealand), Switch Magazine (Japan), The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Variety, Village Voice, Filmmaker Magazine, Interview Magazine, Art News, Afterimage, The Independent, Timeout, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Speak Magazine, New York Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, The Austin American Statesman, The Times-Picayune/New Orleans, Asian Week, Booklist, PBS Veteran Filmmaker Interview (web), MFITV Interview (web), Active Voice Prenups (blog)…

Selected Awards

Walk This Way, 1998
First Place Winner for Most Innovative Film- Reel to Real Moving Images, Vancouver
First Place Winner- Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Multicultural Awareness Award Skipping Stones Award
SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Film Festival
Girls Like Us, 1997
National Emmy Award Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Grand Jury Prize, Documentary- Sundance Film Festival
Gold Plaque- Chicago International Film Festival
Gold Apple Award- National Educational Media Network
Juror’s Choice Award- Charlotte Film & Video Festival
Best Documentary- Athens Film Festival
Best of Show & Gold Award- Health Sciences Communication Assoc.
Pro Choice Award- NARAL/NY
Two Or Three Things But Nothing For Sure, 1996
National Emmy Nomination- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Grand Jury Prize Aspen Shortfest
Juror’s Choice Award- Charlotte Film & Video Festival
Best Women’s Short Film- Cleveland International Film Festival
Isabella Liddell Art Award- Ann Arbor Film Festival
D-Vision Documentary Vision Award- Windy City Int’l Documentary Festival
Best Short Film- New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Silver Spire- San Francisco International Film Festival
Silver Apple- National Educational Media Network
Hearts & Quarks, 1988
Bronze Apple Award- National Educational Film Festival
Finalist- USA Film Festival
Honorable Mention- Columbus International Film Festival


*In collaboration with Tina DiFeliciantonio