Some of the talented filmmakers who work on Split Screen:

Bill Judkins
Bill Judkins interviewed Steve Buscemi and John Turturro for a profile piece during the first season of Split Screen. Bill was the co-host of the popular British TV series Manhattan Cable and Made in the USA. Bill is also a screenwriter and is the director of the award-winning short film, Lux Interior. Bill resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Pearl Lieberman
Pearl Lieberman started as a reporter and research supervisor for MTV. She went on to produce the Emmy-Award winning program Friday Night Videos for NBC, where she had the opportunity to work with a diverse list of celebrities. A carreer highlight was the time Keith Richards performed her requests live on the show.

Pearl worked for two seasons on TV Nation, Michael Moore's Emmy Award-winning comedy magazine series. She also served as archivist on Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple's two-hour ABC prime time documentary special New Passages (A Film Version of Gail Sheeh's bestseller). In addition, Pearl is a stringer for BBC Radio, filing offbeat reports about New York City.

A native New Yorker, she resides in Manhattan with way too many books, records, videos and old junk to mention here.

Daniel Race Myrick
Dan Race Myrick is a Florida native filmmaker with over 10 years experience in film and video production and post-production. He received his B.A. in Motion Picture Technology at the University of Central Florida. His awards include the 1992 Gold Alamo for music video at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, several gold and silver Addy awards for commercial production, including the national Charlie Award for work on the Bolles School documentary in 1995.

Myrick opened his own production company at Universal Studios Florida (Orlando), producing commercials and industrial projects on which he serves as director and cinematographer. In 1995 he expanded his production services to include post-production and animation. His client base includes: Universal Studios, ITEC Productions, Soundelux Florida, Coca Cola, First Union, Planet Hollywood and the All Star Cafe, among others.

Dan has been involved with other long form, low budget projects as co-producer, director, editor and cinematographer under the Haxan Films banner. He recently directed the 1997 Florida Film Festival trailer for the Enzian Theater.

The Split Screen Producing Team

Janet Pierson: Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Janet Pierson (nee Perlberg) is co-president of Grainy Pictures. Since 1986, Janet has worked exclusively with John Pierson at John Pierson & Associates, Islet, Cold Spring Film Workshop, and Grainy Pictures, in addition to raising their two children. From 1981-86, Janet was Assistant Director of Film Forum, NYC's premiere independent film showcase. From 1977-79, she ran Canyon Cinema Cooperative, a filmmakers' distribution company. Janet attended Hampshire College and earned her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Howard Bernstein: Producer
Howard Bernstein is co-president of Eureka Pictures, Inc. is the New York-based production company founded in 1995. The company is committed to producing low budget, independent feature films with unique perspectives, focusing on emerging directorial talent.

Eureka Pictures produced Bart Freundlich's first feature, The Myth of Fingerprints, starring Noah Wyle, Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider, Blythe Danner and James LeGros which premiered in the dramatic competition at the 1997 Sundance film Festival. The film was executive produced by Good Machine and was shot on location in rural Maine. Sony Classics released the film in September 1997 with Columbia TriStar Home Video handling international rights.

Eureka recently completed Alexandre Rockwell's (In The Soup) new film, Louis and Frank, featuring Tony Curtis and Steve Buscemi. Produced in association with Paris-based Why Not Productions and MK2 Productions, the film was shot in New York City.

Eureka's first feature Breathing Room, was directed by Jon Sherman, and features some of New York's best young acting talent. Released by Arrow Releasing, Breathing Room has been shown at a number of international festivals and at the Angelika Film Center in New York.

Michael LaHaie: Editor/Assoc. Producer
Michael LaHaie was born and raised in Michigan and studied film at San Francisco State University. While in San Francisco, he made the award-winning short film Critizen that played in numerous festivals including the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. LaHaie later moved onto New York and worked at Miramax Films in the Broadcast and Video Production department where he worked on original documentaries for television as well as other productions including a promotional documentary for John Pierson's book,
Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes. Eventually, LaHaie left Miramax to edit the pilot of Split Screen and is now the full-time editor and associate producer of the show.

Marina Zenovich: Associate Producer
Marina Zenovich joins the SPLIT SCREEN staff this year as segment producer as well as associate producer after having spent the last two years making her first film, INDEPENDENT'S DAY, a documentary about independent filmmakers and the changing independent film scene in Park City, Utah. INDEPENDENT'S DAY will be screening throughout the year at various film festivals including Slamdance, Santa Barbara, South by Southwest, New Haven, and the BBC Short Film Festival in London.

Before making INDEPENDENT'S DAY, Marina held a variety of jobs including: playing a studio executive in Robert Altman's THE PLAYER (the "Can't we talk about anything other than Hollywood?" scene), serving as one of Jerry Brown's press representatives during the 1992 presidential campaign, walking Kyle MacLachlan's surly dogs and answering Jimmy Caan's telephone. She has also worked at ICM, UTA, AWA, and besides starring in the never-released indie film AIMLESS, she "discovered" her co-star in the film in a deli in Soho -- the same deli she now frequents working at SPLIT SCREEN. She has written articles, acted Off and Off-Off Broadway, directed segments of REAL FILMMAKERS, IFC's original series which features highlights of IFP West's Meet The Director Series, and worked at IFC's Next Wave Films.

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