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Frederick Rendina

Frederick was the Executive Producer and Writer of the Emmy-winning scripted docudrama Scars of Nanking for A+E Networks, centered on the Nanking Massacre (two nominations). Most recently, he was Writer/Story Producer for the 6-part History Channel docudrama, Ulysses S. Grant. He was Story Producer for the International Emmy-winning four-hour mini-series Francisco, El Jesuita. The program was part of a total of 16 hours of dramatic recreation driven programming for History Channel Latin America he guided as story producer, including Giants of Brazil, one of the highest-rated programs ever for History Channel Brazil and Mil Dias about the building of Brasilia. He was also Writer/Producer of the extended international version of the acclaimed Emmy-nominated History Channel series The World Wars.

During his career he has produced, written and directed for A&E, the History Channel, the Biography Channel, the Travel Channel, PBS Wide Angle series, the United Nations, Link TV, National Geographic On Assignment, and while based in Dakar, Senegal, field produced for Associated Press Television News (APTN). His documentary and narrative films have also appeared on PBS, RAI-TV-Italy, NHK-TV Japan, and on Northwest Airlines as part of the Independent Feature Project’s Independents-in-Flight series. His versatility as a filmmaker ranges from writing  for scripted docudramas to directing To Educate a Girl, a feature documentary centered around the UN's Millennium Development Goal of equal access to education, shot in Nepal and Uganda.

For A&E’s international division, he produced, directed, wrote and edited new material for their Biography and Investigative Reports series, covering subjects from Anne Frank to Bob Marley and from counterfeiting to human trafficking.  He was  Field Producer/Camera  for the unique multi-year education series Time for School 2003-2016  and also  Producer/Writer for a PBS News Hour segment on the program.  He very often shoots his projects himself. Films include: To Educate a Girl; Turning the Tide: Tsunami Volunteers, Let Good the Good Times Roll Again, Utopia, A Gang for Good (narrated by Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham and featuring Jerry Stiller), After the Gun and Secrets of the Soul. 

With a background in dramatic arts, his career began in the Literary Department of Joseph Papp’s Public Theater (New York Shakespeare Festival) where he evaluated playwriting, directing and acting talent. He went on to become Story Editor and Associate Producer for actress/director Lee Grant’s Academy and Emmy Award-winning production company, Joseph Feury Productions. His original screenplays include the award-winning script, Kabi, and his latest, The Elopement (La Fuitina).

Grants and Awards: Emmy; International Emmy; National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Best Screenplay — Nantucket Film Festival (Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Award), Panavision New Filmmaker, Experimental Television Center, Audience Award (Film Fest New Haven), Independent Images Award (WHYY-TV), Bronze Apple Award (National Educational Film & Video Festival), Best Online Series, Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) and a Special SAJA Award for Tsunami Coverage (South Asian Journalist Association).