INTRODUCTION: Danny DeVito Introduces 50/50
Master of Public Policy, Harvard University, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, Duke University, 1973
Husband of Lily Gulian-Bogosian (married 1986) and Father of Harrison and Elliott
Fox Point Pictures, LLC
14 John Street
Providence, RI 02906 USA
Emmy-winning filmmaker and television producer Theodore Bogosian has been directing, producing and writing long-form documentaries since 1978 and collaborating with the Levinson/Fontana Company on network episodic drama and independent films since 1997. Bogosian and his programs have won top prizes everywhere from The National Press Club to the Chicago Film Festival to the Writer’s Guild of America, East.
Bogosian is a longtime member of the Director’s Guild of America and in 2012 was re-elected to a second two-year term on the DGA‘s Board of Directors as an Alternate. He was also re-elected in 2014 to serve a third two-year term on the DGA’s Eastern Director’s Council, chaired by Stephen Soderbergh and now Vincent Misiano; usually hosts the DGA East Coast Student Film Awards; serves on the DGA PAC‘s President’s Council, co-chaired by Michael Apted; and is a 35-year member of the Writer’s Guild of America, East.
He has been represented by the Paradigm agency in Los Angeles and made many network and cable television appearances. Bogosian has taught the Visting Filmmaker’s Master Course at Duke for seven semesters, and serves on the advisory board of Duke/Durham’s FullFrame documentary film festival. In 2012, Bogosian was appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar in International Studies at Brown University’s Watson Institute and in 2014 became a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice in Brown’s Modern Culture and Media department, teaching courses in 3-D production.
Bogosian has personally secured and conducted interviews with 3 U.S. Presidents, 4 Vice-Presidents and many other dignitaries for his films, and his documentary “The Press Secretary” was adapted into an Emmy-winning episode of NBC’s “West Wing.”
Among Bogosian‘s credits and awards as Director (D), Writer (W), Producer (P) and Executive Producer (EP) are:
“GENOCIDE 101: ANOTHER ARMENIAN JOURNEY” (w.t.) (D/W/EP)
Sequel to his 1988 PBS documentary “AN ARMENIAN JOURNEY”. In Pre-Production.
“MEMPHIS ROCKED!” (D/W/EP)
Documentary about 2012 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Wayne Jackson based on his memoir, “In My Wildest Dreams: Takes 1, 2 and 3.” In Production.
“RIVERS OF ICE: VANISHING GLACIERS OF THE GREATER HIMALAYA” (W)
Major MIT Museum Exhibit about Climate Change based on the celebrated achievements of Climber and Photographer David Breashears. On Display Winter 2013.
UNTITLED FBI DRAMA PROJECT (W/EP)
8-hour drama series chronicling famous cases across the Bureau’s century of law enforcement. Commissioned by PBS, with Pilot Script written by Tom Fontana. In Development.
“WHAT LOVE IS: THE DUKE PATHFINDERS 50” (D/W/EP)
Feature-length documentary about a pioneering psychosocial program at the Duke Cancer Institute, featuring fifty women with incurable breast cancer who battle fatigue, distress and despair to help researchers prove that a better way of life – and death – exists when medical science cannot save your life. 2015 PBS Release.
“THE REAL MBAs of HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL” (D/W/EP)
Reality Series about the HBS Class of 1992 that measures the progress of their quests to achieve work/family balance. In Production since 1992.
UNTITLED AUTISM PROJECT (W/EP)
Television drama series about how a child’s autism diagnosis forces his family to rethink their individuality and fight for their collective survival. In Development.
“HEARTBEAT WITH THE PERSUASIONS” (D/P)
Documentary about performance artist Christopher Janney’s quest to understand his own creativity, featuring “HeartBeat”, his technical, sonic and musical masterpiece, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov. Released 2011.
UNTITLED FBI DIVERS PROJECT (W.T.)
Reality series chronicling the FBI’s elite dive corps, its Underwater Search and Evidence Recovery Team, whose dramatic and dangerous exploits have never been filmed. In Production.
“50/50,” LEVINSON/FONTANA COMPANY (W/D/P)
Drama starring Andrea Anders under Executive Producers Barry Levinson
and Tom Fontana. World premiere Winter 2007 on Danny DeVito’s ClickStar online movie channel.
“THE BEDFORD DIARIES” THE WB (D)
“Abstinence,” Episode 8, Season 1. Primetime Network Drama.
“THE PEOPLE SPEAK” (EP/D)
Hour-long Public Affairs Specials hosted by George Stephanopoulos for ABC News/United Nations Foundation.
“MAKING THE MESSAGE,” NEW YORK TIMES TELEVISION/DISCOVERY CHANNEL (W/EP/D)
Feature-length “Spotlight” on the 2004 political conventions.
“THE JURY,” FOX (D)
“Bangers,” Episode 5, Season 1. Primetime Network Drama.
“OZ,” HBO (D)
“Junkyard Dawgs,” Episode 7, Season 6. Premium Cable Drama.
“9 DAYS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE,” NEW YORK TIMES/DISCOVERY (W/P/D)
Intimate portrait of the decisive period between the 2004 IA Caucuses and the NH Primary.
“ENDORSEMENT,” NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER, PBS (W/P/D)
Exclusive 8-minute report on the anatomy of the Concord Monitor’s editorial decision to endorse John Kerry for President. Broadcast January 2004.
“UNITED STATES OF CHICAGOLAND” MACARTHUR FOUNDATION, WTTW-CHICAGO(W)
9-Part series about the future of American cities, featuring the Tri-State area that makes up America’s third-largest metropolis.
“THE PRESS SECRETARY,” PBS (W/D/P/EP)
3 days inside the Clinton White House, including the first Oval Office access for a documentary since the Kennedy Administration. Original Broadcast, 2001.
- Awarded inaugural DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival High-Definition Prize
- Awarded National Press Club Award for Media Criticism
- Awarded White House Photographers Association Award
“ANATOMY OF A HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET,” (W/D/P)
Making of the eponymous NBC crime drama’s most famous episode: “The Subway.” Original broadcast November 4, 1998.
- Nominated for 2 National Emmy Awards: Outstanding Cultural/Informational Program and Outstanding Achievement in Directing
“A DAY IN THE LIFE” PBS (D/P)
Inside Boston’s Burke High School as it tries to regain accreditation. Original broadcast March 2000.
- Awarded New England Regional Emmy for Outstanding Documentary.
“LOST TREASURES OF CHRISTIANITY,” PBS (W/P)
Ancient church architecture that centuries later enabled the construction of the Great Cathedrals of Europe. Original broadcast November 1998.
“RUNNING MATE,” PBS (W/D/P)
PBS Democracy Project special about the American vice-presidency immediately preceding the VP candidates’ debate, including original interviews with Carter, Ford, Mondale, Gore, Quayle, Dole, Kemp, Ferraro, and more. Original broadcast October 1996.
- Awarded the Award of Merit, Television Movie Awards
- Awarded Honorable Mention, Ohio State Awards
“SCIENCE AT THE SUMMIT,” NPR “TALK OF THE NATION”
A 30-minute radio magazine advocating a cross-disciplinary approach to scientific research. Became the subject of “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday.” Original broadcast November 1995.
“WAR IN THE WIND,” PBS (W/D/P)
The world’s best sailors struggle for technological supremacy in pursuit of the world’s oldest sporting trophy: The America’s Cup. Original broadcast May 1995.
“SPACE AGE,” PBS (P)
Series Producer of the 6-hour PBS series about the future of space exploration, a co-production of WQED-Pittsburgh and NHK/Japan in association with the National Academy of Sciences.
“WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO?,” PBS (W/P)
Pilot for the long-running WGBH/WQED children’s gameshow.
“AFTERSHOCK,” MCNEIL-LEHRER NEWSHOUR/WGBH-BOSTON (W/D/P)
Post-traumatic stress-disorder among the survivors of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. Original broadcast February 1989.
“MRS. FENWICK WENT TO WASHINGTON,” PBS (W/D/P)
A biography of the famous New Jersey congresswoman, the model for Doonesbury’s “Lacey Davenport.”
•Nominated for Writer’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary
“THE GREAT AMERICAN GAMESHOW,” SYNDICATION (EP)
Celebrating the bicentennial of the US Constitution.
- Awarded New England Emmy
“AN ARMENIAN JOURNEY,” PBS (W/D/P)
Controversial first-person documentary exploring the Armenian Genocide.
- Awarded Cine Golden Eagle
“FRONTIERS OF PLASTIC SURGERY,” NOVA, PBS (W/D/P)
Sequel to “A Normal Face.”
“NATIONAL SCIENCE TESTS I AND II,” NOVA, PBS (W/D/P)
Innovative, star-studded gameshows premiering the NOVA seasons in 1984 and 1985.
- Awarded a National News and Documentary Emmy
“A NORMAL FACE: WONDERS OF PLASTIC SURGERY,” NOVA, PBS (W/D/P)
A history of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
- Nominated for National News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Informational Program
- Gold Plaque, Chicago Film Festival
- President’s Award from the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education
“TRACKING THE SUPERTRAINS,” NOVA, PBS (W/D/P)
Worldwide survey of high-speed rail transportation.
- Awarded American Film Festival Blue Ribbon for Best Technology Film
“THE COBALT BLUES,” NOVA, PBS (W/D/P)
Demystifying the relationship between strategic minerals and political tolerance of apartheid.
- Awarded Writer’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary
- Awarded American Film Festival Blue Ribbon for Best Technology Film
“COMPUTER SPIES AND PRIVATE LIVES,” NOVA, PBS (W/D/P)
How personal privacy is threatened by the Information Age.
- Awarded an International Emmy Award for Outstanding Science Program
“HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, KID,” NOVA, PBS (W/D/P)
Rehabilitation of a pediatric burn victim.
- Awarded a National News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Informational Program
(MANY MORE NOVA CO-PRODUCTIONS AND ACQUISITIONS)
“The NOVA National Science Test Book,” Plume, 1985
“Case Studies in Public Policy,” Goodyear Press, 1976
Member of Visiting Committee, National Academy of Engineering, 2001