Ark Media is one of the leading producers of nonfiction content in the US. Helmed by three veteran award-winning producer/directors --Rachel Dretzin, Barak Goodman, and John Maggio-- and staffed by a team of talented storytellers from around the globe, we are committed to telling stories that matter. Our event television series and feature documentaries have been honored with every major industry award.

The stories we tell probe the gamut of the human experience, challenge conventional wisdom, and explore the grays of real life. We continuously push boundaries to evolve the traditional documentary into a more stylish, original, and arresting experience. 

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

About The Company

20 years and counting. Barak Goodman and Rachel Dretzin founded Ark Media in 1996, and were joined by partner John Maggio in 2003. Together they have grown Ark into one of America’s leading production houses, creating non-fiction series, theatrical documentaries, and one-off television specials on a wide variety of subjects. Throughout the years, Ark has nurtured an ever growing roster of talent and collaborated with passionate and innovative filmmakers who elevate our work to this day.

Ark films have been honored with four national prime time Emmy Awards, an Academy Award nomination, the DuPont Columbia baton, three George H. Foster Peabody Awards, among other awards and accolades.


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RACHEL DRETZIN
Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Writer

Rachel Dretzin is co-founder of Ark Media and a principal producer, director, and writer with the company. Rachel has been producing and directing documentaries since 1994. Rachel was senior producer on the six-part PBS Series Many Rivers to Cross, a history of African Americans hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which was awarded the Emmy, Peabody, and Du-Pont Columbia awards. Currently, she is directing the feature documentary adaptation of Andrew Solomon's monumental nonfiction book, "Far From the Tree," scheduled to be released in 2016. Read More

 

BARAK GOODMAN
Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Writer

Barak Goodman is co-founder of Ark Media and a principal producer, director, and writer with the company. His films for Ark Media have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple Emmys and Writers Guild Awards, the DuPont-Columbia, and Peabody Awards, the RFK Journalism Prize, and twice been official selections at the Sundance Film Festival. Currently, he is directing a two-hour American Experience film on the rise of the militant right during the 1990’s.
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JOHN MAGGIO
Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Writer

John Maggio is a principle producer, director and writer with Ark Media.  His work appears regularly on both of PBS's premier series: FRONTLINE and American Experience, including Kinsey, Billy the Kid, College Inc. and The Private Life of Bradley Manning. Maggio's films have been honored with the National Emmy Award, Writers Guild Award, an Independent Spirit Award nomination, as well as multiple News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations. His work has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has screened at festivals around the world. He recently completed the four-part PBS series The Italian Americans in 2015. His latest film Into the Amazon will premiere in 2018 on American Experience.  He’s currently directing a feature documentary for HBO. Maggio lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two boys. Read More

OUR TEAM

FILMS

CONTACT

For information on our projects, job opportunities or internships, please send an email to: info@ark-media.net

325 Gold Street Suite 602
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-935-9745