Earl Katz

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Template:TOCnestleft Earl Katz is an activist/documentary producer. He is President of Public Interest Pictures and President of Creative Philanthropy,

Artistic activism

Katz is currently Executive Producing two films, the documentary Heist and the studio film Legacy of Secrecy, slated to be released by Warner Brothers in 2013 starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His award-winning documentaries have been an adjunct to his career as a political, social justice, and environmental activist since 1970. Katz is Executive Producer of Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election with Danny Glover (Sundance Channel), Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (Sundance Channel), Broadcast Blues, One Nation Under God, and Hacking Democracy(HBO), for which he received an Emmy nomination.. He has been Executive Producer of numerous other documentaries including: El Barco de la Paz – The Peace Ship to Nicaragua, The CIA & World Peace, Lanzo Del Vasto: The Warrior For Peace and Only One Earth. He was the fundraiser for Winter Soldier, a documentary film for Vietnam Veterans Against the War (Cannes Film Festival Award). In 1982, Katz initiated the video production of Night of at Least a Dozen Stars – I Love Liberals, the first non-profit benefit aired on HBO. He has led several national and international peace and environmental initiatives, many under the aegis of Fellowship of Reconciliation. In 1984, his proposal won a $20 million grant from the National Park Service for the museums built at Liberty and Ellis Islands.[1]


Earl Katz serves on the boards of: Earth Communication Office, Independent World Television and Free Speech TV.[2]

Endorsed Marcy Winograd

In 2006 Earl Katz of Venice was a District Resident endorser of Marcy Winograd of the Los Angeles Progressive Democrats of America in her unsuccessful primary bid for the Democratic Party nomination 26th Congressional District in California[3]

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Earl Katz, President of Public Interest Pictures, Los Angeles, CA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[4]

Progressives for Obama

In 2009 Earl Katz Public Interest Pictures was listed as a signer of the Progressives for Obama website.[5]

California Grayson return to Congress supporters

Saturday, 12 November, 2011, a fundraiser was held for Alan Grayson, at 939 San Vicente Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Advertised attendees were Congressman Alan Grayson & AFL –CIO President Richard Trumka, Ed Asner, Michelle Phillips, John Heard, Elliot Gould, Ed Begley, Jr., Mike Farrell, Joan Smith and Kurtwood Smith, Jon Bauman, Eric Roberts, Earl Katz, Mimi Kennedy, Frances Fisher, Peter Coyote, Sara Nichols. Producers Norman Lear, Jeff Wald and Jordan Sommers, Stephen Nemeth , Naren Shankar and Cheri Shankar, Joel Diamond, Michael Butler, Jan Goodman and Jerry Manpearl, Lili Haydn, Vivek Maddela, Lila Garrett, Nina Merson, Jodie Evans, Teray Stephens, and educator Paul Cummins.[6]