This week we are pleased to introduce you to Dan Birman, producer and director of the Conscious Capitalism documentary, Conscious Capitalism, available now on CuriosityStream. Dan specializes in simplifying concepts into their core values, logic, and practices. He talks with us about the challenges of doing a film about Conscious Capitalism. He shares why he included perspectives from a variety of sources, including that of libertarian David Boaz of the CATO Institute. He also provides an inside look at bringing the story of Waste Management, the film’s featured company, to life.
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Our Guest – Daniel H. Birman
Dan Birman is the founder of Birman Productions, and is the creative lead. He is an award-winning director, producer, writer, and cinematographer who has an extensive body of work in documentary and nonfiction television. Dan is perhaps best known for turning difficult concepts into high-quality entertainment. Having grown up with a scientist, he developed a keen interest in making complex subjects accessible to everyone. After finishing film school, Dan spent years bringing the work of some of the world’s leading physicians, physicists, planetary scientists, engineers, and others to television. He has expanded this work to include economics, aviation, social issues, and history.
He recently produced Conscious Capitalism, a film about a new movement in business economics, for CuriosityStream. He is also producing Sentencing Children, a series that looks at the movement to reform juvenile sentencing in Tennessee.
Birman is a Professor of Professional Practice at his alma mater, the University of Southern California. He is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Television Academy, representing the documentary peer group.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Dan Birman at USC Annenberg School of Journalism – The Annenberg School for Journalism offers a transformational educational experience that encourages students to think critically, write effectively and master the new and emerging technologies required for creative, compelling and impactful 21st-century journalism.
- Cato Institute – A public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.
- CuriosityStream – Streaming original and exclusive documentaries.
- Waste Management – Turning waste into a resource that benefits our communities and the environment.
Books mentioned in this episode