Gina is a veteran documentary filmmaker whose television work has received a Cable Ace award and an Emmy award. Credits include founding Producer of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio,” creator of a pilot series for Comedy Central (“Music Shorts”) and WriterProducer-Director of “Connections: Preserving America’s Landscape Legacy” (PBS,) narrated by Angela Lansbury.
Her 2005 documentary on the Holocaust, “René & I,” (NBC), was made with a grant from New York Women in Film, won two Audience Awards, a Human Rights Award and continues in worldwide distribution. Her 2013 film, “It’s Better to Jump,” won seven top prizes in international film festivals. (Theatrical release 2013, broadcast on Al Jazeera in 2015, in distribution with Cinema Libre Studios.)
In 2016, Gina wrote and directed the original series, “Defining Beauty” for Disney/MAKER Studios (Verizon’s Go90 Network). Between 2011- 2016, Gina directed six 90-minute documentary biographies on master designers for The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, D.C. In 2018, Gina was a writer (and created PSAs) for the first theatrical production of “Homeward LA”, raising awareness about homelessness in Los Angeles. It played in 26 theaters. She also produced a series of highlevel investor presentation videos for Qualcomm industries.
In 2018, Gina directed the documentary-in-progress, “Land of the Free,” featuring Tippi Hedren for RioVista Entertainment. In 2019, Gina has been collaborating on commercial and corporate media projects for various New York agencies while working on her own film about artist and urban visionary, Laurie Olin, with grants from the National Endowment of the Arts (2016 & 2018 awards), The Graham foundation (2018 award), The Philadelphia Foundation (2016 award) and other major funders.
In past work, Gina created the permanent centerpiece film for the Hall of Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History, interactive videos for Universal Studios/Disney World, designed video walls and installations for global corporate meetings, and a traveling exhibit film on Indonesia for the Smithsonian Institute. In theater, Gina was Associate Producer of “Raffi on Broadway” at the Gershwin Theatre, made for the Disney Channel and MCA Home Video and while working with music legend, Phil Ramone.
Gina is a published and award-winning author, and the recipient of a 2018 Speranza Foundation / Lincoln City Fellowship Grant for her fiction writing. She is on the Board of Directors at the BAU Institute and leads a summer arts residency program in the South of France. She speaks fluent French, Spanish and Italian, is a graduate of Hampshire College, and carries dual citizenship (US and European).