John Maggio

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

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. Currently, he is directing a two-hour American Experience film on the rise of the militant right during the 1990’s. He is also the series director and producer of the upcoming six-hour PBS series Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, airing over three nights March 30-April 1, 2015. Other recent projects Barak has directed, produced, and written include Makers, the first complete history of the modern women's movement; Clinton, a four-hour biography of Bill Clinton for American Experience; and My Lai, the story of America's most notorious war crime, also for American Experience.

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.