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Dena Mermelstein


									                                                                                    Dena Mermelstein
                                                                              415 St. Johns Place #2B
                                                                                  Brooklyn, NY 11238
                                                                 H (718) 488-7196 C (917) 270-8048

Story Editing, Consultion & Editing (partial list)

Editor & Story Editor, Our America
2010 - present
Executive Producers: David Smith, Greg Henry & Lisa Ling; Series Prod: Amy Bucher; Part 2 Pictures
Episodes (Editor): On-Live Love; Transgender Lives; Broken Soldiers; Homegrown Porn
Episodes (Story Editor): Broken Soldiers
Air on OWN
(45-minute documentaries)

Consulting Editor & Additional Editing, Sons of Perdition
Directors: Tyler Measom & Jennilyn Merten; Left Turn Films
Producers: Julie Goldman, Tyler Measom, & Jennilyn Merten
Tribeca Film Festival, 2010
SilverDocs Festival, 2010
Airs on the BBC & OWN, 2011
(2010; 86 minute documentary)

Consulting Editor, Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words
Director: Yunah Hong; Executive Producer: William Smock; Eastwind Productions
Premieres at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, 2011
Sponsored by Women Make Movies
(2009 & 2010; 56 minute documentary)

Editor, DeafJam
Director/Producer: Judy Lieff
Produced for ITVS
(January 2009 – October 2009)

Editor, Dogtown: Friends in Need
Producer: Lise Zumwalt; Series Producer: Darcy Dennett
Airs on National Geographic 2009
(50-minute documentary)

Editor, Lockdown: Kids Behind Bars
Director/Producer: Lise Zumwalt; Series Producer: Brian Breger
Airs on National Geographic 2008
(50-minute documentary)

Additional Editing, Bronx Princess
Director: Yoni Brook; Producer: Musa Syeed; Executive Producer: Marco Williams
Produced for ITVS
Airs on POV, 2009
(June 2008 – August 2008; 26-minute documentary)
Editor, Slave Girls of India

Director/Producer: Rakhi Varma: Series Producer: Kim Woodard
2008 Gracie Award, Outstanding Documentary
2008 Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Investigative Journalism -- Long Form
Airs on Oxygen and National Geographic International 2007
(50-minute documentary)
Story Editor & Editor, No Family History
Director: Sabrina McCormick; Producer: Angela Tucker; Arts Engine
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, 2009 – Best Real Time Documentary
(March 2008 – June 2008; 60-minute documentary)

Editor, All About Abe
Director: Ivy Meeropol; Producer: Xan Parker; Roland Park Pictures
(August 2007 – November 2007; 65-minute documentary)

Editor, Home Delivery
Director: Christine Tournadre; Producer: Anne Labro; Speakeasy Docs
Airs on European and Israeli television stations 2007 & 2008
Premieres at the International Documentary Film Festival, 2007
(70-minute documentary)

Editor, Death of Two Sons
Director/Producer: Micah Schaffer
Funded by HBO’s “Life Through Your Lens” Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Grant
Airs on REEL NY, WNET, August 2007
(70-minute documentary)

Editor, Ghosts of the Baltic Sea
Producer: Jon Goodman; Executive Producer: Peter Schnall; Partisan Pictures
Airs on National Geographic International, 2006
(50-minute documentary)

Editor, North Korea: Beyond the DMZ
Producers/Directors: J.T. Takagi & Hye-Jung Park; Third World Newsreel
Special Advance Screening at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, 2003
Airs nationally on PBS, 2004
(55-minute documentary)

Editor, American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii
Producers/Directors: Lisette Flanary & Evann Siebens; Bluestocking Films
Produced for ITVS and POV, 2002
Airs on POV, August 2003 & 2004
CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2004
(53-minute documentary)

Editor, Chiefs
Producer: Donna Dewey; Director: Daniel Junge; Dewey-Obenchain Films
Produced for ITVS, 2001
“Best Documentary” Tribeca Film Festival, 2002
Airs on Independent Lens, April 2003
(86-minute documentary)

Editor, The Pentagon: Remembering 9/11
Producer: Tracey Barry; Executive Producer: Peter Schnall; Partisan Pictures
Airs on the Discovery Channel, September 2002
(50-minute documentary)

Editor, Maternity Ward
Executive Producer: Liane Thompson; Producer: Kat Patterson; NYT Television
Airs on The Learning Channel, Spring & Summer 2001
(50-minute documentaries)

Editor, Public Defenders
Executive Producer: Jonathan Stack; Producer/Director: Rachel Grady; Gabriel Films
Airs on A&E Television and Channel 4 Television International, September 2000
(52-minute documentary)
Editor, 900 Women
Producer: Jonathan Stack; Director: Laleh Khadivi; Gabriel Films
Premieres at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 2000
Airs on A&E Television & Channel 4 Television International, August 2000
(75-minute documentary)

Editor, Sister’s Keeper; Coming to Life; House on Fire
Executive Producer: Donna Dewey; Director: Mustapha Khan; Dewey-Obenchain Films
Urban World Film Festival, 2000; Cleveland Film Festival, 2000
(60-minute documentary & two 30 minute documentaries)

Editor, A Woman’s Place
Director/Producer: Maria Nicolo; A Maryland Public Television Production
Airs nationally on PBS, November 1998
(56-minute documentary)

Editor, Reading Rainbow and Puzzle Place
Lancit Media
1999 Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Airs nationally on PBS, Summer 1998
(30-minute children's television series)

Editor, Choc-O-Rama
Producers/Directors: Daniel Elias & David Houts; Hybrid Films
Executive Producer: Peter Gilbert; Commissioned by ZDF-ARTE
Airs on European television stations, December 1996
(70-minute documentary)

Director/Editor, New Opportunities, New Challenges
Producers: Barbara Kopple & Bill Davis; Cabin Creek Films
Produced for the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers' Union
(Series of industrial videos)


CBS News Productions; The Gardner Documentary Group; The Global Foundation for Humanity; Human
Rights Watch; Necessary Films; One Art Films; Seven Films; Thirteen/WNET


Final Cut Pro, AVID, Photoshop CS4, Flash CS3, DVD Studio Pro, Microsoft Word


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Bachelor of Arts, English 1988
Selected coursework, International Center of Photography

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