The controversial film, Citizen Koch: A Film About Money, Power, & Democracy had its funding pulled from PBS, but they surpassed their Kickstarter fundraising goal in three days. Filmmaker, Tia Lessin talks of the film’s trials and tribulations on this week’s program.
Tia line produced Martin Scorsese’s Emmy and Grammy winning film No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and was consulting producer of Living in the Material World: George Harrison. Her work as a producer of the series The Awful Truth earned her two Emmy nominations, one arrest and a lifetime ban from Disney World. She is the recipient of the L’Oréal Paris/Women in Film’s Women of Worth Vision Award and the Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for Behind the Labels, a film about labor trafficking in the US garment industry.