Laura Seltzer-Duny

Laura Seltzer-Duny

Director / Producer / Writer

Cell Phone: (202) 210-4689
E-Mail: [email protected]

2020 – 2021

Director, Field Producer and Location Manager for various television shows and corporate videos for Ventana Productions.

2015 – 2019

Director and Executive Producer of the EMMY nominated PBS documentary Nobody Wants Us produced by Seltzer Film & Video. This film is the story of three teenagers and their families hoping to make it safely onto American soil while trying to escape the Nazi invasion of Europe. Our goal is to create a better understanding of the plight of refugees everywhere.

2015 – 2017

Producer, Director, Camera, and Editor for the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding’s Muslims Are Speaking Out social media campaign videos. Videos featuring well-known leaders and activists including media mogul Russell Simmons, Congressman Keith Ellison, and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. Produced by Seltzer Film & Video.

2014 – 2015

Producer on a series of six TV commercials for the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. Commercials Directed by the award-winning Goetz Brothers from Los Angeles. Worked with writers and managed a 40-person cast & crew with talent from LA to DC.

2013 – 2016

Senior Producer and Writer of over 120 videos on the award-winning website Military Kids Connect. These videos feature teens coping with having loved ones who have obtained physical and mental injuries while serving in the military. Produced for The National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

2012 – 2014

Segment Producer and Writer on the NJTV / PBS TV series Classroom Close-Up. Each TV segment highlights innovative Public-School projects that are inspiring students to learn and grow. Produced for the New Jersey Education Association.

2011 – 2012

Field Producer and Cameraperson on the feature-length documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival We’re Not Broke. The film follows seven Americans who take their frustration to the streets, while experts scrutinize corporate tax loopholes. Produced for On Shore Productions.

2009 – 2011

Senior Producer and Writer on the twenty-six-episode PBS television series Made In Spain with world-renowned chef José Andrés. Each half-hour episode explores the vibrant culture and cuisine of Spain. Produced for PBS/KQED and Think Food Group.

2008 – 2011

Producer, Director and Cameraperson on the award-winning PBS television documentary The Last Boat Out, narrated by Sam Waterston. The documentary is about a family of fishermen trying to preserve a way of life working on the Chesapeake Bay and a bay battered by pollution and struggling to stay alive.  Produced by Seltzer Film & Video.

2009 – 2013

Director of the Washington Jewish Film Festival Trailers for four years. This world-renowned, international film festival features over 50 films at theaters, embassies, and other venues in DC.

2006 – 2011

Producer, Writer and Director of Conversations, the Annual DVD series featuring Terry Bradshaw, Brooke Shields, George Stephanopoulos, Mariel Hemingway, Patty Duke and Lorraine Bracco. The series features in depth conversations with well-known personalities about coping with mental illness. Produced by Seltzer Film & Video for the American Psychiatric Foundation.

2002 – 2006

Producer on the multi-award-winning traveling exhibit videos and interactive DVDs Changing the Face of Medicine and accompanying web series Local Legends.  Produced with MacNeil Lehrer Productions for the National Institutes of Health.

2002 – 2003

Field Producer and Line Producer on the Discovery Health Channel’s Super Surgery episode A Strangers Gift. Produced for Ventana Productions.

1996 – 2009

Field Producer of several national charity event videos throughout the country including Tanqueray’s American AIDS Rides and the AVON Breast Cancer Three Day Walk.  Produced by Fountainhead Productions.

1999 – 2011

Segment Producer and Writer of over 60 television segments for RLTV’s Healthline, Prudent Advisor and The Art of Living, WNET/PBS’s nationally syndicated Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, WETA/PBS’s In The Prime, FOX’s America’s Most Wanted and ESPN.

1998 – Present

Location Scout and Location Manager for:

 -Print Media: Glamour Magazine and GQ Magazine.
 -Commercials: Mac Trucks, ESPN, NFL Players Association, Roy Rogers, Prudential, Mix 107.3, Travelers Insurance and Sony Records.
 -Feature films: Forrest Gump, Quiz Show, The Pelican Brief and Benny & Joon.

Skills:

Proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, AVID

Own and operate two camera packages, lights and audio gear

Video Samples:

View video samples here.

Biography:

Team biographies on my website here.

Awards:

Cine Award, Telly Award, Peer Award, Worldfest Award, and multiple EMMY Nominations

Social Media:
Education:

Studied Filmmaking at New York University
Bachelor of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University

*References available upon request

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