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Radical Harmonies: Production Team

Dee Mosbacher, M.D., Ph.D.

Dee Mosbacher is a psychiatrist and an Academy Award™ nominated documentary filmmaker. She was a producer/director of Straight from the Heart, 1994 (Academy Award™ nomination); Out for a Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women's Sports, 1995 (Apple Award, National Educational Media Network); and All God's Children, 1996 (Best Documentary, National Black Arts Film Festival).

Dr. Mosbacher executive produced De Colores, winner of the 2001 Audience award at the Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Her 2002 documentary Radical Harmonies won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the award for outstanding soundtrack at Outfest.

Dr. Mosbacher’s other co-production credits include: No Secret Any More: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, 2003 (Audience Award, Best Documentary, Reel Affirmations, Washington, DC); Closets Are Health Hazards: Gay and Lesbian Physicians Come Out; and Lesbian Physicians on Practice, Patients, and Power.

Dr. Mosbacher is the founder and President of Woman Vision, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote social justice through the production of educational films and video.

Boden Sandstrom, Ph.D.

Winner of the American Musicological Society Philip Brett Award, Boden Sandstrom has been a pioneer in the Women's Music circuit as a sound engineer. In 1975 she founded a company called Woman Sound, the first of its kind, with singer Casse Culver. She has toured with many performers including Cris Williamson and Lily Tomlin, and has regularly done sound for the major Women's Music festivals and Women's Music concerts in the Washington, D.C., area.

Other clients include the Smithsonian, Sweet Honey in the Rock, American Folklife Festival, Roadwork, and the Kennedy Center. She is a technical producer with an impressive list of clients including: Gay Games IV; Stonewall 25th Anniversary; all major national NOW rallies; D.C. Gay Pride Day, and the 1996 Olympic Games. Dr. Sandstrom is a lecturer for the School of Music at the University of Maryland.

Margie Adam

Margie Adam is a singer/songwriter/activist who has been associated with Women's Music since she attended the first National Women's Music Festival at Champaign-Urbana, IL, in 1974. Her song "We Shall Go Forth!" is archived in the Political History Division of the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Adam's songwriting/recording credits include "Something About Us" on David Benoit's latest CD compilation, Songs without Words, "Beautiful Soul," recorded by Dusty Springfield on the posthumously released CD, Beautiful Soul—The ABC-Dunhill Collection, "Best Friend—The Unicorn Song," recorded by Peter, Paul, and Mary on their Reunion album, and "Tender Lady," found on Cris Williamson's The Changer and the Changed.

National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" use music from her solo piano recordings, Soon and Again and Naked Keys. She is a recipient of the National Women's Music Festival's Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Music. Margie Adam has recently released her eighth recording, Avalon, on Pleiades Records.

June Millington

June Millington, described as "one of the hottest female guitarists in the industry" by Guitar Player magazine, has been making music since she was a child playing ukulele in her native Philippines. June formed a succession of all-girl bands, culminating with her band FANNY, the first all-women's rock band to be signed to a major label (Warner Brothers). As David Bowie said of FANNY in Rolling Stone magazine: "They were extraordinary... They are as important as anyone else who's ever been, ever..." (Rolling Stone, January 2000).

By 1975, June had left FANNY and was involved in the burgeoning Women's Music movement, playing on what would become the definitive work of the genre, Cris Williamson's The Changer and the Changed. June continues to record and perform with her own band, Slammin' Babes, and with numerous other musicians. In 2000, she received the Bay Area Career Women's "legend of women's music award."

In 1987 Millington co-founded the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA), which has grown into an internationally known teaching, performing, and recording facility supporting women in music and music-related business. June has produced numerous recordings of other artists. In 1996, she was honored by the Audio Engineering Society with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Throughout her career, June has been documenting Women's Music on videotape. Her archival footage and interviews are key components of this film.

Lisa Ginsburg

Lisa Ginsburg was selected by the 2001 Power Up Filmmaking grants to direct Chicken Night, written by Deirdre Strohm and produced by Pam Kuri. Lisa Ginsburg is an L.A.-based writer/director/editor. Her previous shorts are favorites on the international film festival circuit and acclaimed in Art in America.

Override (USA/2000), a sexy rock-narrative, features the passionate groove of San Francisco's indie band, the Hail Marys. Recently, Lisa developed a pilot volunteer program to bring filmmaking skills to at-risk youth. Collaborating with students, filmmakers, and a social worker, Lisa directed a powerful PSA Played Out (USA/2001) with critical positive life-messages which the students present to their peers at companion schools. The project was incredibly rewarding and sparked interest and confidence in teenagers facing many hardships. In addition to directing, Lisa has a successful career as a film and television editor and fiction writer in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Marla Leech

Marla Leech (editor) is a musician and filmmaker who received her MA in Radio and TV at SFSU in 1993 and, since 1996, has been teaching video production and editing at City College of San Francisco. Her own documentaries, Breakin' the Glass about women's pro-basketball, Strings Attached about women pro guitar players, and It's a Boy! Journeys from Female to Male have screened on PBS and at festivals worldwide.

Dina Maria Munsch

Dina Maria Munsch (editor) has worked in the news field since 1987 as a photographer, producer, and editor. She has received two Emmys and six regional nominations for her work as an editor at KTVU. Radical Harmonies is the third documentary she's been involved with as an editor. She's also co-produced and edited It's about Love, a 50-minute conversation with Bay Area lesbians and Breakin' the Glass, a film about the American Basketball League.

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