Executive Producer

Alvin H. Perlmutter is the Director of the Independent Production Fund. He has produced highly acclaimed information programming for over 30 years.  Mr. Perlmutter’s television programs have aired on PBS, the commercial networks and cable in this country and have also been broadcast throughout Europe and the Far East. 

Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Perlmutter served as NBC News Vice President where he was responsible for all network documentaries and news magazine programs and earlier as Director of Public Affairs Programming and Program Manager of WNBC-TV, New York.  He has been the recipient of every major broadcasting award including six national prime-time Emmys, the Peabody Award and five Ace Awards for excellence in programming on cable television.  He was executive producer of the highly innovative public affairs magazine series, The Great American Dream Machine (PBS), and he was also the co-executive producer of Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (PBS).  His more recent productions include Muslims, a two-hour Frontline special, God and Government, also for public television, and IPF’s latest documentary, Beyond Borders.

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Director, Producer and Writer

Micah is an award-winning producer and director specializing in international affairs, human rights, public health, and the environment. 

His other work includes End Game, a feature documentary about the global effort to eradicate polio, Beyond Borders, about undocumented Mexican-American families in the US, The Abominable Crime, about anti-gay violence in Jamaica, and Mann V. Ford, about a native American community living on a toxic Superfund site.   He also served as a co-executive producer for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and has produced TV and web documentaries for HBO, CNN, ABC News, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Wild, and PBS Wide Angle. His work has been recognized with three Emmy nominations, two Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Silver Screen award, an International Film and Video Award, an Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award among other honors.   He is currently on the faculty at the Graduate Program in Social Documentary at the School For Visual Arts in NYC.