John Maggio

John Maggio

Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Writer

John Maggio is a principle producer, director and writer with Ark Media.  His most recent film, The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee for HBO was nominated for 2018 Producers Guild Award for best documentary feature. His work includes films for FRONTLINE (College Inc., Growing up Online) and American Experience (Bonnie and Clyde, The Boy in the Bubble, Kinsey).  Maggio’s films have been honored with the National Emmy Award and Writers Guild Award, multiple nominations for News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and have premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.  In January of 2018 his film Into The Amazon opened the 30th season of American Experience. He’s currently at work on a feature doc about the Korean War.

Barak Goodman

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. Goodman is currently working on films commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and exploring the disastrous impact of gerrymandering on the democratic process.

Rachel Dretzin

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. She recently completed directing the feature documentary adaptation of Andrew Solomon's monumental nonfiction book, "Far From the Tree," in partnership with Participant Media.  Rachel has been producing and directing documentaries since 1994, many of them for the acclaimed PBS documentary series FRONTLINE. Her films have been awarded the Emmy, Peabody and Du-Pont Columbia awards, as well as the NAACP Image award.  She 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., and also senior produced "And Still I Rise," a four-hour series on the last 50 years of black history, also for PBS.  She senior produced the first season of Finding Your Roots,  which premiered in the spring of 2012. Among the many films she has produced and directed for PBS' FRONTLINE are: Football HighDigital NationGrowing Up OnlineFailure to ProtectThe PersuadersMerchants of CoolThe Lost Children of Rockdale County, and Hillary's Class. Rachel's films for FRONTLINE have won the Peabody Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for Journalism, the Columbia DuPont Award, and been nominated for the Emmy Award. She has also produced for WNET New York, MSNBC's Edgewise, and NPR's "All Things Considered," as well as the NY Times Magazine on the Web.