Joseph Lovett, director, producer & writer
Joseph Lovett has accompanied the film around the globe to increase public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues. Joe has been committed to raising awareness of critical health issues and advocacy throughout his career. He produced the first in-depth AIDS investigations for national television at ABC News 20/20. He later created In A New Light (ABC, 1992-96), an annual AIDS outreach and entertainment special. Joe’s continuing work against AIDS won him The AIDS Action Foundation AIDS Leadership Award. In 2001, Joe won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for writing, producing and directing HBO’s Cancer: Evolution to Revolution. Joe has produced over 35 hours of programming for prime time television and award-winning independent films that inform, inspire and compel people into action.
Hilary Klotz Steinman, producer
Hilary Klotz Steinman has been an independent documentary filmmaker for over 15 years. Her work has been featured on PBS, CNBC and NBC. Prior to joining the production team of Going Blind, Hilary produced Diabetes: The Quiet Killer for NBC News, about the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in America today. Hilary won an Emmy for co-producing The Pill, about the history of the birth control pill for American Experience. She won a Christopher Award as co-producer on Episode One of the PBS series Slavery and the Making of America, and received an Emmy nomination for her research on the Bill Moyers PBS series Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.
Logan Schmid, associate producer
As Lovett Productions’ Head of Production, Logan Schmid was a key member in the success of all aspects of Going Blind. Logan worked at Lovett Productions from 2004 until March of 2011. After concentrating on post-production, he quickly transitioned into production, assisting on several HBO documentaries, including producing the graphics and animation packages for Too Hot Not to Handle, the critically acclaimed primer on global warming that premiered on Earth Day 2006. Since then he produced regularly for clients such as Save The Children, Zero To Three, and NYC Mayor’s Office. He graduated with honors from Columbia University.
Jamie Hogan, co-editor
Jamie Hogan co-edited Going Blind and is project managing the production of Going Blind Audio Described DVD. She joined Lovett Productions in September of 2008 and currently serves as its editor and post-production supervisor. Since coming on board, Jamie has served as editor on videos commissioned by Zero To Three and assisted on recent projects for the New York Department of Health’s Overdose Prevention Campaign. She joins us from Boston where she’d been working as a post-production editor since graduating from UMASS Amherst in 2005.
Julie Gaynin, Outreach Coordinator
As Outreach Coordinator, Julie Gaynin manages the day-to-day operations of the Going Blind and Going Forward Outreach Campaign. Julie oversees Going Blind’s educational outreach, working with organizations across the country to use the film as a tool to raise awareness and to connect the visually impaired to services. In her work with Going Blind’s public television broadcast initiative, she fostered a nationwide network of over 100 partner organizations to support local engagement activities and screenings of the film. Julie graduated from Macalester College in 2010 and joined the Lovett Productions team in 2011.