Walter Salles (Director)Walter Salles’ 1995 feature, Foreign Land, won eight international awards including Brazil’s Best Film of the Year.His next film, Central Station, was selected for the Sundance-NHK Cinema 100 Award for its screenplay and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Central Station went on to receive the Golden Bear for Best Film and Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival that same year, the Golden Globe and the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1999 and two Academy Award® nominations. His most recent feature, Behind the Sun, was nominated for both the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.In addition to his feature film directing, Salles also acts as producer or co-producer of young filmmakers' features in Brazil. He co-produced City of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Katia Lund, and produced Karim Ainouz's Madame Sata. He is now producing Cidade Baixa, the first film by his former Assistant Director Sergio Machado, as well as Andrucha Waddington’s new film, The House of Sand.

José Rivera (Writer)

José Rivera’s plays have been seen nationally and translated into six languages. They include Marisol (Obie Award Best Play), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Obie Award), Cloud Tectonics, Each Day Dies with Sleep, The Promise, The House of Ramon Iglesia, Giants Have Us In Their Books, Sueno, The Street of the Sun, Sonnets for an Old Century, Brainpeople and Adoration of the Old Woman.

Rivera studied with Gabriel García Marquez at the Sundance Institute and was writer-in-residence at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on a Fulbright Arts Fellowship in Playwriting.

TV work includes the critically-acclaimed series “Eerie, Indiana,” which he co-created and produced for NBC. Film work includes The House of Ramon Iglesia (PBS), A Bolero for the Disenchanted (Showtime), Somewhere in Time II (Universal), Lucky (Radar Pictures), The Eddy Matos Story (HBO) and Revenge (HBO for director Julie Taymor). Rivera serves on the boards of The Sundance Institute and IFP.

Michael Nozik (Producer)

Michael Nozik served as president of Robert Redford’s film production companies – Wildwood Enterprises and South Fork Pictures – for six years. He received an Academy Award® nomination for his work as the producer of Quiz Show, directed by Redford and starring Ralph Fiennes.

Recently, he produced People I Know, starring Al Pacino and Kim Basinger, and the Redford-directed The Legend of Bagger Vance, starring Matt Damon and Will Smith.

For South Fork, Nozik also produced How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog, starring Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn; Slums of Beverly Hills, starring Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei; No Looking Back, starring Edward Burns and executive produced She’s the One, starring Burns, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston.

Previously, Nozik produced three films for director Mira Nair: The Perez Family, starring Marisa Tomei and Angelica Huston; Mississippi Masala, staring Denzel Washington and the Academy Award®-nominated Salaam Bombay! His other producing credits include Thunderheart, starring Val Kilmer; Crossing Delancey, with Amy Irving and Abel Ferrara’s China Girl. For televison, he executive produced Skinwalkers, based on the Tony Hillerman novel, directed by Chris Eyre and the HBO movie Criminal Justice.

Nozik is a founding partner in the newly formed Serenade Films, a company financing low budget digital video films for theatrical release created on the egalitarian business model in which the entire filmmaking team work for extremely low but equal fees and then share from first dollar in the revenue from the sale and distribution of the film.

Edgard Tenembaum (Producer)

Edgard Tenembaum was born in Rosario, Argentina and has a master's degree in cinema studies from the Sorbonne University, Paris.

As an associate producer at IMA Productions, he produced documentaries and feature films including Archipelago, directed by Pablo Perelman and Berlin Film Festival nominee Amnesia, directed by Gonzalo Justiniano.

Working at both Ellipse Canal + and Morgane Productions since 1997, Tenembaum has been working as a producer of documentaries, special movies for TV and feature films, such as: Berlin Film Festival Nominee The 92 minutes of Mr. Baum, directed by Assi Dayan; Late Marriage, directed by Dover Kosashvili; (official selection, Un Certain Regard – Cannes Film Festival, 2001) and Venice Film Festival winner Le Souffle, directed by Damien Odoul.

His recent projects include Errances, directed by Damien Odoul, which premiered at Toronto Film Festival in 2003 and Gift From Heaven, directed by Dover Kosashvili, which will be released by Metropolitan in spring 2004.

Tenembaum, along with partners Gerard Lacroix and Gerard Pont, founded TU VAS VOIR, a subsidiary of Morgane Production dedicated to feature film production; The Motorcycle Diaries is the company’s first film.

Karen Tenkhoff (Producer)

Karen Tenkhoff initially began her film career in post-production, working at LucasFilm and the Saul Zaentz Film Company as an assistant editor.

She then transitioned into development, working with writers on several projects, including Donnie Brasco. She is now a producing partner at Wildwood Enterprises, Robert Redford’s production company.

She has developed a number of film projects for the company, including The Horse Whisperer, The Legend Of Bagger Vance and the upcoming Fox Searchlight picture, The Clearing.

Robert Redford (Executive Producer)

Long one of Hollywood's most prominent leading men, Redford has acted in over thirty films; his distinguished career has included starring roles in such notable features as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Great Gatsby, The Natural, Out of Africa and, most recently, Spy Game and The Last Castle.

Through his company, Wildwood Enterprises, he has produced several of the pictures in which he has starred, including Downhill Racer, The Candidate, The Electric Horseman, All the President's Men and The Horse Whisperer. The company has an outstanding record of producing quality feature films with an emphasis on social and political relevance.

As a director, Redford received an Academy Award for his directorial debut, Ordinary People and earned dual Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director for his work on Quiz Show.

In 1981, Redford founded the Sundance Institute, which is dedicated to the support and development of emerging screenwriters and directors of vision, as well as to the national and international exhibition of independent cinema. Through his company, South Fork Pictures, he has executive produced the work of such notable independent filmmakers as Tamara Jenkins, Edward Burns and Dan Algrant.

In addition to his cinematic and artistic accomplishments, he has been very active in working with local, regional and national organizations on a variety of environmental, arts and justice issues.

Paul Webster (Executive Producer)

Over the last 25 years Paul Webster has worked in many capacities in the film business.

He has been involved as an executive and a producer in over sixty films both in the UK and the USA. He was Head of Production at Miramax from 1995-97 and oversaw the production of films as diverse as The English Patient, Welcome To Sarajevo, Good Will Hunting and Shakespeare In Love.

He was Chief Executive Officer of FilmFour in London from 1998-2002 and oversaw the production of almost fifty films including Sexy Beast, East Is East, Touching the Void and Hilary and Jackie.

As an independent producer he has worked since the mid-1980's making such films as The Tall Guy, a first film for both Richard Curtis and Emma Thompson, Bob Roberts, Tim Robbins' directorial debut and Little Odessa, a Silver Lion winner at the Venice Film Festival. Webster is currently producing an adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" for Working Title Films.

Rebecca Yeldham (Executive Producer)

Rebecca Yeldham was born in Sydney, Australia and relocated to the U.S. fifteen years ago when she transferred to Brown University, obtaining a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media, magna cum laude.

For several years, she ran FilmFour’s U.S. production wing where she oversaw the development and production of the company’s American and U.S.-originated international projects. While there, she worked with such filmmakers as Todd Haynes, Alison McClean, David Siegel and Scott McGeehee, Don Cheadle and brought in and oversaw such projects as Elmore Leonard’s Tishomingo Blues (which she is now producing with Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s Section 8), George Pelecanos’ Right As Rain (now being developed at Warner Bros. with David Benioff and Curtis Hanson), as well as The Motorcycle Diaries.

Prior to joining FilmFour, Yeldham was the Senior Film Programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and Associate Director of International Programs. There, between 1986 and 2000, she was responsible for selecting movies for the festival and organizing initiatives around the world to support emerging filmmakers, writers and producers.

In April 2003, Yeldham partnered with veteran producer, Bill Horberg (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley) at his Dreamworks-based Wonderland Films where she is producing projects with him.

Daniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky, BD Cine (Co-Producers)

In 1997 Daniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky created BD Cine in Buenos Aires to produce its inaugural feature, Un Crisantemo Estalla en Cincoesquinas, directed by Burman.

Since then, BD Cine has continued to evolve as a production company committed to the development of Argentine filmmakers with a focus on projects which promote a strong cultural identity, providing the appropriate distribution and screening channels for each project from the outset.

In the process, the company has developed strong relationships with European and Latin American production companies.

BD Cine has produced such films as Every Stewardess Goes To Heaven (Todas las Azafatas van al Cielo), directed by Burman, which won the 2001 Sundance NHK Best Script award and was nominated for AFI Fest’s Grand Jury Prize; Smokers Only (Vagon Fumador), directed by Verónica Chen; Fuckland (DOGMA 95 N°8) by José Luis Marqués and Garage Olimpo, directed by Marco Bechis. Upcoming films include Buenos Aires Lesbians, directed by Santiago García; Swimming Alone (Nadar Solo), directed by Ezequiel Acuña and Burman’s A Torn Hug (El Abrazo Partido), which was produced with the support of Canal Plus and will be distributed by Bavaria Film International.

Director and producer Burman began his career as a filmmaker in 1993 with the documentary ¿En qué estación estamos…?, which was awarded the UNESCO Honorary Mention. The following year, he won the Annual Short Competition award given by the National Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (INCAA) for Niños envueltos. BD Cine partner Dubcovsky has worked as a cinematographer and television producer since 1992, with such companies and television channels as Aleph, Cablevision, Channel 9, Multimedios America, Flehner Films, among many others.

The BD Cine founders’ commitment to Argentine filmmaking goes beyond producing films; both Burman and Dubcovsky teach film production at the University of Buenos Aires, as well.

Gianni Minà (Artistic Supervisor)

For forty years, Gianni Minà, has been an esteemed correspondent for RAI, the Italian State television network, producing such projects as A History of Jazz, A History of Central and South American Music and A History of Boxing.

In 1981, he was awarded with the Saint Vincent Prize for Best TV Journalist of the Year and from 1981 to 1984 he created and produced Blitz, a very successful TV program.

In 1987, Minà produced an historic documentary interviewing Cuba’s President Fidel Castro for 16 hours and later published two books based on his interviews with Castro. Minà’s other published works include Marcos e l’insurrezione zapatista (Marcos and the Zapatist Insurrection), Un continente desaparecido (A lost Continent), Il Papa e Fidel (The Pope and Fidel), Storie (Stories) and Un mondo migliore è possibile (A better world is possible).

In addition to his published works, some of Minà’s best known documentary films include Muhammad Alì, una storia americana (Muhammad Alì, an American story); Marcos: aquí estamos (Marcos: here we are) and Diego Maradona: non sarò mai un uomo comune (Diego Maradona: I’ll never be a common man). Between 1996 and 1998 Minà produced Storie (Stories), another very successful interview-based TV program.

Most recently, Minà produced and directed Travelling with Che Guevara, a behind the scenes look at the making of The Motorcycle Diaries.

Walter Salles (Director)Walter Salles’ 1995 feature, Foreign Land, won eight international awards including Brazil’s Best Film of the Year.His next film, Central Station, was selected for the Sundance-NHK Cinema 100 Award for its screenplay and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Central Station went on to receive the Golden Bear for Best Film and Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival that same year, the Golden Globe and the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1999 and two Academy Award® nominations. His most recent feature, Behind the Sun, was nominated for both the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.In addition to his feature film directing, Salles also acts as producer or co-producer of young filmmakers' features in Brazil. He co-produced City of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Katia Lund, and produced Karim Ainouz's Madame Sata. He is now producing Cidade Baixa, the first film by his former Assistant Director Sergio Machado, as well as Andrucha Waddington’s new film, The House of Sand.

José Rivera (Writer)

José Rivera’s plays have been seen nationally and translated into six languages. They include Marisol (Obie Award Best Play), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Obie Award), Cloud Tectonics, Each Day Dies with Sleep, The Promise, The House of Ramon Iglesia, Giants Have Us In Their Books, Sueno, The Street of the Sun, Sonnets for an Old Century, Brainpeople and Adoration of the Old Woman.

Rivera studied with Gabriel García Marquez at the Sundance Institute and was writer-in-residence at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on a Fulbright Arts Fellowship in Playwriting.

TV work includes the critically-acclaimed series “Eerie, Indiana,” which he co-created and produced for NBC. Film work includes The House of Ramon Iglesia (PBS), A Bolero for the Disenchanted (Showtime), Somewhere in Time II (Universal), Lucky (Radar Pictures), The Eddy Matos Story (HBO) and Revenge (HBO for director Julie Taymor). Rivera serves on the boards of The Sundance Institute and IFP.

Michael Nozik (Producer)

Michael Nozik served as president of Robert Redford’s film production companies – Wildwood Enterprises and South Fork Pictures – for six years. He received an Academy Award® nomination for his work as the producer of Quiz Show, directed by Redford and starring Ralph Fiennes.

Recently, he produced People I Know, starring Al Pacino and Kim Basinger, and the Redford-directed The Legend of Bagger Vance, starring Matt Damon and Will Smith.

For South Fork, Nozik also produced How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog, starring Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn; Slums of Beverly Hills, starring Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei; No Looking Back, starring Edward Burns and executive produced She’s the One, starring Burns, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston.

Previously, Nozik produced three films for director Mira Nair: The Perez Family, starring Marisa Tomei and Angelica Huston; Mississippi Masala, staring Denzel Washington and the Academy Award®-nominated Salaam Bombay! His other producing credits include Thunderheart, starring Val Kilmer; Crossing Delancey, with Amy Irving and Abel Ferrara’s China Girl. For televison, he executive produced Skinwalkers, based on the Tony Hillerman novel, directed by Chris Eyre and the HBO movie Criminal Justice.

Nozik is a founding partner in the newly formed Serenade Films, a company financing low budget digital video films for theatrical release created on the egalitarian business model in which the entire filmmaking team work for extremely low but equal fees and then share from first dollar in the revenue from the sale and distribution of the film.

Edgard Tenembaum (Producer)

Edgard Tenembaum was born in Rosario, Argentina and has a master's degree in cinema studies from the Sorbonne University, Paris.

As an associate producer at IMA Productions, he produced documentaries and feature films including Archipelago, directed by Pablo Perelman and Berlin Film Festival nominee Amnesia, directed by Gonzalo Justiniano.

Working at both Ellipse Canal + and Morgane Productions since 1997, Tenembaum has been working as a producer of documentaries, special movies for TV and feature films, such as: Berlin Film Festival Nominee The 92 minutes of Mr. Baum, directed by Assi Dayan; Late Marriage, directed by Dover Kosashvili; (official selection, Un Certain Regard – Cannes Film Festival, 2001) and Venice Film Festival winner Le Souffle, directed by Damien Odoul.

His recent projects include Errances, directed by Damien Odoul, which premiered at Toronto Film Festival in 2003 and Gift From Heaven, directed by Dover Kosashvili, which will be released by Metropolitan in spring 2004.

Tenembaum, along with partners Gerard Lacroix and Gerard Pont, founded TU VAS VOIR, a subsidiary of Morgane Production dedicated to feature film production; The Motorcycle Diaries is the company’s first film.

Karen Tenkhoff (Producer)

Karen Tenkhoff initially began her film career in post-production, working at LucasFilm and the Saul Zaentz Film Company as an assistant editor.

She then transitioned into development, working with writers on several projects, including Donnie Brasco. She is now a producing partner at Wildwood Enterprises, Robert Redford’s production company.