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May 21, 2017
Meet the “Abuser or Abused” Team: Producer/Director William Acks

Charelle Baldwin, a young mother from Bridgeport, Connecticut, struggles to prove her innocence after she’s charged with murdering her abusive ex-boyfriend with her car. Host Tony Harris investigates who is the victim and who is the criminal. Producer/Director William Acks shares some insight into the episode: PART2: Congratulations on completing the last episode of Scene […]

May 18, 2017
Meet the “My Community” Team: Producer/Directors Erin Crumpacker and Jackie Hurwitz

Communities are the bedrock of society – physical spaces where residents share a collective purpose and common goals. But the internet has given rise to a new kind of community where lies and hate can flourish. In this episode meet a would-be utopia in Spain where civic life is managed on Twitter; a teacher who […]

May 11, 2017
Meet the “My Home” Team: Producer/Directors Jeremy Siefer and Eric Strauss

The digital era offers us new technologies to protect ourselves, but are these devices defending our homes or making them more vulnerable? In this episode meet a woman whose home is invaded by a Ratter, a digital stalker who gains entry through her laptop; enter a neighborhood where residents are battling over proposed camera surveillance […]

May 4, 2017
Meet the “My Identity” Team: Producer/Director France Costrel

Our face is our most distinguishable feature. But to machines, our face is data and it’s being transformed into a faceprint in somebody else’s database. In this episode, meet a man whose life was ruined after facial recognition technology tied him to a crime he didn’t commit; a father who’s wired his home with face […]

April 30, 2017
Meet the “Mystery at Chimney Rock” Team: Producer/Director Katherine Linton

Tony Harris investigates the mysterious death of Jeff Bradstreet, a controversial doctor known for unorthodox autism treatments. Police rule his death a suicide, but Dr. Bradstreet’s family and supporters believes something more sinister is at play. Producer/Director Katherine Linton shares some insight into the episode: Part2: What were some of the challenges you faced in […]

April 27, 2017
Meet the “My Nation” Team: Producer/Director Gemma Jordan

The internet was hailed for democratizing ideas. But it is also an arena where conspiracy theories and polarizing echo chambers thrive. In this episode, meet an Alt-Right organizer who’s using his social network to urge online sympathizers to join his real world rebellion; the desperate parents of a 17-year-old girl, brainwashed into posting White Nationalist […]

April 26, 2017
Meet the “Family Ties, Family Lies” Team: Producer/Director Fae Moore

In Texas, teenaged brothers John and Michael Arena are locked up for sexually assaulting their young cousins, a crime they say they didn’t commit. When new evidence emerges, they fight to clear their names. Is it enough to prove their innocence? Producer/Director Fae Moore shares some insight into the episode: Part2: The crime of this episode […]

April 20, 2017
Meet the “My Money” Team: Producer/Director William Acks

Our lives revolve around money. But a new world order is emerging, one with the power to create currency and bypass governments and regulation. In this episode, enter the world of digital money: from the recesses of the dark net marketplace to workers in China excavating a new form of money; to ‘bitcoin miners’ struggling […]

April 16, 2017
Meet the “Hearses & Lies” Team: Director/Producer Cat Hartwell

In tonight’s episode of Scene of the Crime Tony Harris investigates the disappearance of 51-year-old housewife Kimberley Dejohn in Warren, Michigan. As he digs deeper, Tony uncovers a web of lies, a forbidden affair, and an obsession with the macabre that lead to a grisly murder. Producer Cat Hartwell shares some insight into the episode: First of […]

April 13, 2017
Meet the “My Justice” Team: Producer/Director Alex Meistrell

Online, any of us can become judge, jury, and executioner. But in this ever-shifting digital world, how do we draw the line between the rule of law, and a digital lynch mob? In tonight’s episode, an amateur sleuth seeks justice in the case of a young woman’s mysterious death – only to discover that the accused […]

April 9, 2017
Meet the “Small Town Killer” Team: Producer Sarah Holm Johansen

We’re pleased to announce that part2pictures has a new series premiering tonight on Investigation Discovery! In the first episode of Scene of the Crime, Tony Harris investigates the brutal murder of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack to understand how neighbor turned against neighbor in the small town of Constantine, Michigan, forever shattering its strong sense of community. […]

April 6, 2017
Meet the “My Mind” Team: Producer/Director Allison Koch

It’s back… and scarier than ever! DARK NET is returning to Showtime with first-person stories that will give you a glimpse into a dark present and an even darker future. In our season premiere, meet Harmony, the world’s first artificially intelligent sex robot; a woman who spends her days and nights uploading her mind to the […]

October 2, 2016
Meet the “Women Who Fight” Team: Producer/Director Heidi Burke

In the brutal world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), what makes women want to beat the crap out of each other? On tonight’s THIS IS LIFE, Lisa Ling steps in the ring for some answers. And just what did it take to bring this hour to TV? As one of the episode’s Producer/ Director Heidi […]

September 25, 2016
Meet the “Locked Angeles” Team: Producer/Director Rachael Profiloski

Tonight, on the season 3 premiere of THIS IS LIFE with Lisa Ling, we get an unprecedented look inside the largest jail system in America: the Los Angeles County Jail. This massive system houses approximately 20,000 inmates on an average day, with about a quarter of that population has been diagnosed with some sort of mental […]

June 7, 2016
Welcome Ray Ling Song!

Yesterday, our dear friend Lisa Ling welcomed a baby girl, Ray Ling Song. Congratulations to the whole family! We can’t wait to see what adventures these sibLINGS get into next. #ThisISLife   A picture of Ray and her older sister, Jett:

June 3, 2016
Meet the “Deadly Secrets” Team: Director/Producer Heidi Burke

Part2 presents a new documentary special: “Deadly Secrets: The Lost Children of Dozier.”

The two-hour movie follows Forensic Anthropologist Erin Kimmerle & reporter Ben Montgomery as they unravel the troubling history — institutionalized abuse, unmarked graves, and possible murders — behind a Florida reform school.

Here, the director/producer Heidi Burke gives us a glimpse into the making of this special.

June 2, 2016
Deadly Secrets to Premiere on LMN

We’re very pleased to announce that our 2 hour special, Deadly Secrets: The Lost Children of Dozier, will premiere on Friday, June 3 at 8pm ET/PT, uncovering the dark truths of a story that shocked the nation. The Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida was supposed to be a place where troubled kids could go to straighten […]

March 25, 2016
part2 Makes the Real Screen Global 100 List

We’re proud to announce that Real Screen has ranked us among the Global 100 along side some of the most creative and innovative companies making non-fiction television today! This is the 10th anniversary of the Global 100 list and the companies on it get there not by the any statistical measure alone, but by the regard of […]

March 4, 2016
Meet the “Provoke” Team: Producer William Acks and Co-Producer Jackie Hurwitz

Provoke, the 7th episode of Darknet, deals with social media and how it’s changing individual and group interactions online.  See how gangs and those fighting gang violence utilize social media, how two journalists battle online trolls, and how one man uses a digital avatar to dissuade youth from joining terrorist organisations. Part2 producers William Acks […]

February 26, 2016
Meet the “Rewire” Team: Producer Jenny Kubo and Co-Producer Dan Bromfield

Last night’s episode, REWIRE, looked at how technology and the Internet change the way we think and how we value intelligence. We heard from recovering porn addicts, smart drug innovators, and autistic tech workers. Producers Jenny Kubo and Dan Bromfield share their insight:  How do you observe technology rewiring your own brain and the minds […]

February 19, 2016
Meet the “Trapped” Team: Producer Alex Meistrell and Co-Producer Sam LaCroix

The latest episode of Dark Net explores how the web can ensnare us; drag us into its depths in our attempts to escape the outside world. Here, we witness a woman plagued by Wifi, a quadriplegic man living online beyond his physical restraints, and a young woman separated from her family by an online society. […]

February 16, 2016
Meet the “CTRL” Team: Producer Marcella Steingart and Co-Producer Daniel Bromfield

CTRL grapples with the interchange of power on the Internet. Hackers hold innocents’ information ransom, content moderators filter out the darkest content from our browsing experience, and the authorities arrest one prominent hacker, forcing him offline. Producer team Marcella Steingart and Daniel Bromfield give their take on the episode. This is the first exclusively domestic […]

February 9, 2016
Meet the “Exploit” Team: Producers Billy Shebar and France Costrel

This is one of the darker, if not the darkest episode in the series. How were you able to explore these subjects and still keep the story watchable? BILLY SHEBAR: I didn’t want to clobber viewers over the head with such a sad story, the epidemic of child cyberporn.  In the field, we went all […]

February 1, 2016
Meet the “Upgrade” Team: Producer William Acks & Co-Producer Jackie Hurwitz

Last night’s episode of Dark Net dealt with how we upgrade our bodies, our minds, and our relationships using technology and the internet. We followed a real-life eyeborg, a man hooked up to hundreds of data-logging devices, and a Swedish community converting their bodies into tech devices. Producers William and Jackie shared their thoughts on […]

February 1, 2016
Meet the CRUSH Team: Producer Billy Shebar & Co-Producer Nell Constantinople

Our series premiere explored the nature of intimacy and love in a shifting technological landscape. Our producers filmed with an online BDSM couple, lovers of the DS game Love Plus, and a victim of online revenge porn.  Billy Shebar and Nell Constantinople, producers of the BDSM and Love Plus stories, shared their thoughts on the […]

December 14, 2015
Meet the “The Satanist Next Door” Team: Producer/Director Erin Crumpacker / Associate Producer Nate Cohen

Tonight, on our season finale “The Satanist Next Door,” Lisa travels to Detroit to meet one of the most controversial religious groups in America – The Satanic Temple, as they engage in protest and unveil a 1-ton monument, dedicated to Satan. As a country that claims it provides freedom of religion to all, does the […]

December 10, 2015
Meet the “The Seduction Game” Team: Producer/Director Courtney Hutchens / Co-Producer Jackie Hurwitz

In the world of romance, some men are just naturals. But for men who struggle with meeting women, there’s hope — and it’s called pickup artistry. The art of pickup, also known as “Game,” offers men a scientific-sounding methodology to opening the hearts and legs — of women. But does it actually work? Our Co-Producer […]

November 12, 2015
Meet the “America’s Busiest Coroners” Team: Producer/Director Alex Meistrell / Associate Producer Nell Constantinople

Death is a topic commonly left unspoken, but is a life event we will all inevitably face. Tonight, Lisa goes inside the Los Angeles County Coroners Office just to find out what is life… after death. And the production team behind such an episode? Meet our Associate Producer Nell Constantinople.   There are coroners offices all […]

November 5, 2015
Meet the “Electronic Woodstock” Team: Producer/Director Geoffrey O’Connor / Co-Producer Devorah Brand

Here’s a little known fact: Lisa Ling used to be a ’90’s rave queen. On tonight’s episode “Electronic Woodstock,” Lisa goes back to her rave roots to see just how far the electronic dance music phenomenon has changed. And the team who made the trip all possible? Meet our fellow team members Director/Producer Geoffrey O’Connor and […]

October 28, 2015
Meet the “Faces That Sell” Team: Producer/Director William Acks / Associate Producer Shannon Wolfe

Today, billboards are plastered everywhere for just about every product on the market. But what does it take to be one of the FACES THAT SELL? On this Wednesday’s “This Is Life,” Lisa Ling goes inside the world of youth modeling. And just who are the faces behind the Faces? Meet Director/ Producer William Acks and Associate Producer/ Post […]

October 24, 2015
“BELIEF” Q & A WITH DIRECTOR MICK DAVIE

Director Mick Davie’s got a special surprise for us on tonight’s blog post. He’s related to one of the participants in Hour 6, “The Practice,”of “Belief.” Can you guess which one? HINT: he’s a man on a walk of faith. Was there a moment during the production of “Belief” that made you question your own? […]

October 22, 2015
“BELIEF” Q&A WITH ERIC STRAUSS

Director Eric Strauss is one half of the creative duo (you’ll hear from Director Mick Davie later this week) that conceived the very idea of our epic 7-night series. See what he has to say about “Belief” and how it can leave a lasting positive impact on people across continents and faiths:   Where did […]

October 22, 2015
“BELIEF” Q & A WITH NICK MIDWIG

Wonder how we got those spectacular images of the night sky in “Telescope to God?” Director of Time-lapse photography Nick Midwig shares just what it took to shoot dazzling time-lapses of the vast Chilean night sky.   What exactly is time-lapse photography? NICK MIDWIG: Not sure if I could do much better than a Google […]

October 21, 2015
Meet the “Fatherless Towns” Team: Producer/Director Alex Meistrell / Associate Producer Sam LaCroix

In the Richmond City jail, thirteen men are preparing for an unprecedented event. For the first time in years, they are trading their prison jumpsuits for a suit and tie. And tonight, they have a date. In a few short hours, they will be doing something previously unheard of — dancing with their daughters, behind […]

October 21, 2015
“BELIEF” Q&A WITH PRODUCER JENNY KUBO

In the third hour of “Belief,” we travel to Kansas as a young man in prison looks for redemption, we follow a devoted mother in Mexico who prays for a cure, and finally we see a young boy on a remote South Pacific Island take a literal leap of faith into manhood. Producer Jenny Kubo […]

October 19, 2015
“BELIEF” Q & A WITH CREATIVE DIRECTOR DAVID SHADRACK SMITH

President of part2 pictures and Creative Director of “Belief,” David Shadrack Smith reflected on the process of taking the show from an idea to an inspiration. “Belief” airs October 18th-October 24th at 8 pm on OWN. “Belief” is a project three-years in the making, where did you & your team find the strength to carry […]

October 14, 2015
‘Belief’ Press Highlights

Oprah Winfrey’s 7-part television series Belief is finally premiering this Sunday on OWN, and the press is buzzing! Here are some highlights: Oprah appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss faith and Belief: “…Part2 Pictures, which at the time was working for a show that Lisa Ling was doing on OWN, brought me this idea. […]

October 14, 2015
Deleted Scene: “Inside Mongol Nation”

While there isn’t a new episode of “This Is Life” this Wednesday, we are excited to share a deleted scene from our previous episode, “Inside Mongol Nation.” Originally intended to be the show’s original first act, this scene was ultimately shortened for time. Have you been wondering… What does it really mean for outlaw biker […]

October 7, 2015
Meet the “Inside Mongol Nation” Team: Producer/Director Jess Beck

The Mongols, an East Los Angeles based motorcycle club, is a self-proclaimed outlaw biker club with a notorious reputation. Its members have been indicted on charges as serious as racketeering, drug trafficking and even murder. Although they were not directly involved in the Waco, TX shooting this May, the Mongols and other outlaw biker clubs around the country are all […]

October 1, 2015
Meet the “Children of the Prophet” Team: Producer/Director Erin Crumpacker / Associate Producer Jenise Morgan

The second season of “This is Life with Lisa Ling” returns with “Children of the Prophet” on Wednesday Sept. 30, 9PM on CNN. What started as an episode about changing life in Short Creek — a predominantly FLDS area on the Utah/Arizona border — after the imprisonment of Warren Jeffs took a turn when the team heard […]

September 29, 2015
This is Life Returns for Season 2

The second season of This is Life with Lisa Ling returns in less than 2 weeks! In the new season, which begins on CNN at a new time – Wednesday, September 30th at 9ET/PT, journalist Lisa Ling investigates the worlds of models and outlaw bikers and embeds with the Satanic Temple in Detroit, the Los […]

May 14, 2015
I’ll See You In My Dreams: A Film Inspired by the Stories Found at part2

We are beyond excited for the premiere of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” this Friday. This movie distributed by Bleecker Street and produced in association with part2 pictures, marks our first venture into narrative film and television. The film’s director, Brett Haley, has been a long time collaborator with part2. He was an editor […]

May 13, 2015
This Is Life with Lisa Ling is a Cine Golden Eagle Finalist

This is Life with Lisa Ling was a finalist for the Cine Golden Eagle Awards. Check out the list of nominees and winners on their site.

May 11, 2015
Rhea Perlman: ‘Dreams’ film about ‘endless possibilities’

Rhea Perlman joins the ladies on the Today Show to chat about her role in the upcoming summer hit I’ll See You in My Dreams. The film will be coming to theaters starting May 15th. The film was produced in association with part2 pictures and is out first venture into the realm of feature films.

May 7, 2015
Part2 Promotes Amy Bucher and Lindsay Washick

We are pleased to announce that we have promoted two execs. Amy Bucher (pictured, left) is now VP of content and creative. Lindsay Washick (pictures, right) is now director of production. We are proud to have such talented individuals as part of out team. Read more: http://realscreen.com/2015/05/06/exclusive-part2-pictures-ups-bucher-washick/#ixzz3ZSqK28KX

March 12, 2015
Ramshackle Film Festival: Recap

On Saturday, March 7th part2 hosted the Ramshackle Shorts Fest. The films exhibited at Ramshackle were curated by Matt Cascella. Matt was editor-at-large at part2 before moving on to Vice. He is currently a video editor at the New York Museum of Modern Art. We accumulated all the films that were showcased at the Ramshackle […]

March 6, 2015
Ramshackle Shorts Fest

On Saturday, March 7th, part2 pictures will be hosting the Ramshackle Shorts Fest organized by Matt “Big Shins” Cascella. The short films being screened highlight the work of filmmakers in Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs. GREG CONDON – BEAT & AFTERBEAT – 1:42 SHANNON WOLFE- BETWEEN ZERO & ONE – 05:18 BRETT HALEY – RUN […]

March 3, 2015
An Honest Liar Comes to Theaters

An Honest Liar comes to the Landmark Sunshine Cinema this weekend. If you have not heard of the film you can see the trailer on our website.  Come out and support a very talented documentary filmmaker and spread the word about this amazing film. Below are the dates and times for special screenings with Q&As with the […]

December 9, 2014
“Our America” Wins IDA Award for “Best Episodic Series”

We are pleased to announce that “Our America with Lisa Ling” was awarded “Best Episodic Series” by the International Documentary Association (IDA) last Friday night. It was an honor to be recognized by distinguished organization filled with accomplished journalists, documentarians and storytellers. Our fearless Executive Producer of the series, Amy Bucher, thought this award was the […]

November 17, 2014
Assistant Editor Elizabeth Chatelain’s Film Screens at Nitehawk’s Shorts Festival

Our company thrives because of the creativity of our staff. We also love taking a moment to showcase their work outside of part2. Assistant Editor Elizabeth Chatelain made a short film titled “Jenny and Steph.”  The film will be playing as part of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival this week. In the following Q&A, Elizabeth explains her path […]

November 14, 2014
Meet the Team: Executive Producer / Series Producer Amy Bucher

As we wind down our first season of “This Is Life” on Sunday, we sit down with the boss — Senior Executive Producer/ Series Producer — Amy Bucher for a look back at what it took to make these eight hours of TV, and what to look forward to when the series returns in 2015. […]

November 12, 2014
A Closer Look: “Called to the Collar”

In “Called to the Collar” Lisa embeds in the predominately Roman Catholic community of Fowler, MI, to uncover how and why a number of men in this small town are drawn to the priesthood, a call to God that includes a lifetime of celibacy, and often, public scrutiny from those scarred by the Church’s darker […]

November 12, 2014
Meet the Team: “Called to the Collar” Producer / Director Heidi Burke

In “Called to the Collar” Lisa embeds in the predominately Roman Catholic community of Fowler, MI, to uncover how and why a number of men in this small town are drawn to the priesthood, a call to God that includes a lifetime of celibacy, and often, public scrutiny from those scarred by the Church’s darker […]

November 12, 2014
Meet the Team: “Called to the Collar” Director of Photography Jeff Hutchens

In “Called to the Collar” Lisa embeds in the predominately Roman Catholic community of Fowler, MI, to uncover how and why a number of men in this small town are drawn to the priesthood, a call to God that includes a lifetime of celibacy, and often, public scrutiny from those scarred by the Church’s darker […]

November 7, 2014
Our Team Helps Produce a Film for Harbers Family Foundation

P2 resident director Michael Davie and producer Elizabeth Leiter finished their latest project for the Harbers Family Foundation, chronicling graduates from the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda as they begin their college career in the US.Read more about the Harbers Family Foundation here. In 2011, the inaugural class of the Gashora Girls Academy began their […]

November 4, 2014
A Closer Look: “Gay Rodeo”

In “Gay Rodeo,” Lisa Ling heads west to meet with avid rodeo fans who have found a way to celebrate their identity.  Associate Producer Jackie Hurwitz and Editor Virginie Danglades give us a closer look at how the episode was made. Tune in to “This is Life with Lisa Ling: Gay Rodeo” Sunday, November 9th […]

November 4, 2014
Meet the Team: “Gay Rodeo” Associate Producer Jackie Hurwitz

Jackie is a long-standing member of part2’s Ling team. She is currently an AP on CNN’s inaugural season of “This Is Life”, and is a four-season veteran of “Our America with Lisa Ling” on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, where she associate produced episodes on topics ranging from demon exorcisms to senior citizen sex-ed. She […]

November 4, 2014
Meet the Team: “Gay Rodeo” Editor Virginie Danglades

Virginie is a video editor-at-large at part2. Recently, she edited two episodes in this season’s “This Is Life with Lisa Ling” — last week’s “Road Strip,” and our upcoming episode “Gay Rodeo,” continuing her journey into far corners of America. Previously, Virginie had edited episodes for “Our America with Lisa Ling,” “Hard Time.” From docuseries, […]

November 3, 2014
“The Passing Season”

Gabriel Long, assistant editor at part2 pictures is working on a his feature film, “The Passing Season.” He is raising funds on Kickstarter. Support a member of the part2 family by giving to his film’s campaign here. You can watch the films fundraising video below.  

October 30, 2014
A Closer Look: “Road Strip”

In “Road Strip” Lisa Ling looks at the life of traveling dancers, women who leave their homes in order to chase more profitable, or entertaining prospects. Meet the producers responsible for crafting the story.   Meet the Team: “Road Strip” Director/Producer Heidi Burke For more than a decade, Heidi has been creating non-fiction programming for major […]

October 30, 2014
Meet the Team: “Road Strip” Producer/Director Heidi Burke

In “Road Strip” Lisa Ling looks at the life of traveling dancers, women who leave their homes in order to chase more profitable, or entertaining prospects. Producer/Director Heidi Burke and Co-Producer Elizabeth Leiter led the production team on this hour of “This is Life with Lisa Ling.” For more than a decade, Heidi has been […]

October 30, 2014
Meet the Team: Road Strip Co-producer Elizabeth Leiter

In “Road Strip” Lisa Ling looks at the life of traveling dancers, women who leave their homes in order to chase more profitable, or entertaining prospects. Producer/Director Heidi Burke and Co-Producer Elizabeth Leiter led the production team on this hour of “This is Life with Lisa Ling.” P2: Stripping is a taboo subject — how did […]

October 28, 2014
Xbox One: A Tool for Small Businesses and Filmmakers

When part2’s senior staff entered the conference room for a video call with a big client, they were surprised to find out they were going to be using Microsoft’s Xbox One for their call. One participant skeptically remarked, “You got to be kidding me, we are using an Xbox!” The skepticism promptly faded as call went extremely well allowing the […]

October 22, 2014
Live-Tweet with Lisa, CNN, and #Ayahuasca Experts

Thousands of Americans are flocking to the Amazon rainforest to drink a psychedelic plant mixture called ayahuasca. Many ayahuasca users claim overnight personal transformations that mend families, combat depression and repair deep psychological trauma. It is this promise of transformation that has fueled a booming, unregulated ayahuasca tourism industry in Peru. In the U.S., ayahuasca […]

October 22, 2014
A Closer Look: Jungle Fix

For the fifth episode of “This Is Life with Lisa Ling,” our team travels to the Peruvian jungle in search of a “Jungle Fix:” ayahuasca — a psychedelic drug that has been said to cure trauma. part2 offers a closer look at the production, technology, and drama that went into making the episode.  Join Lisa […]

October 22, 2014
Night Vision Tech: Our Eyes into the Spirit World

For too long, night vision technology has been associated with crime, military, and paranormal investigations. But for this Sunday’s episode, the producers of “Jungle Fix” used night vision technology for investigative journalism— both to ground the participants in their environment, and to address the challenges that came with filming in remote villages (without charging stations) […]

October 21, 2014
Meet the Team: Producer Geoffrey O’Connor

Geoffrey O’Connor is an Academy Award-nominated director, producer and writer who specializes in creating dramatic and compelling narratives, often with a humorous twist. He got his start in film and TV as a director of photography at CBS’s 60 Minutes and then as a stringer-producer for the CBS Evening News. Between 1996 and 2009 he produced and directed 9 […]

October 21, 2014
Meet the Team: “Jungle Fix” Associate Producer Nell Constantinople

Nell Constantinople joined part2 from National Geographic where she helped launch a wide range of feature and giant screen films including Academy Award nominated feature documentary “Restrepo” and David Attenborough’s 3D documentary about prehistoric birds, “Flying Monsters.” Prior to that, Nell worked in production in Chile and Portland on independent shorts and feature films. Nell […]

October 21, 2014
Meet the Team: “Jungle Fix” Editor Jim McNamee

Jim McNamee honed his editing chops in the seventh grade on such classics as “Invasion of the Dinner Snatchers” and “Godzilla Meets Reagan” using an innovative “shoot in sequence, cut in camera” technique. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 at a pivotal point in non-linear editing, he’s shifted his craft to […]

October 17, 2014
Meet the Team: Jeremy Siefer

Jeremy Siefer began at part2 pictures as our first editor, and over the course of six years and dozens of projects he has defined the style, the quality and, above all, the creativity of our programming. Jeremy helped create part2’s long running series, Hard Time, and won an Emmy® for his work on Afghan Warrior, both for National Geographic. He has written, […]

October 14, 2014
Meet the Team: Erin Crumpacker

It is being called the next American gold rush. Tons of oil and natural gas are now being extracted in the plains of North Dakota. On the next episode of This is Life with Lisa Ling: Filthy Rich, Lisa looks at the transformation of these once sleepy towns through the eyes of the women seeking […]

October 10, 2014
Meet the Team: Nate Cohen

Another force behind This is Life: The Genius Experiment is our associate producer, Nate Cohen, who worked alongside William Acks. Nate arrived at part2 with a background in independent film production, having worked in a variety of positions on feature, music videos, and other media.  At part2, Nate has worked on Animal Planet’s Off the Hook: Extreme Catches, Our America with […]

October 9, 2014
Meet the Team: William Acks

On this Sunday’s episode of This is Life with Lisa Ling: The Genius Experiment, Lisa searches for the progeny of an experimental genius sperm bank. The job of developing the story fell on the shoulders of producer William Acks. William has worked with broadcasters such as The History Channel, National Geographic, MTV, HGTV, OWN and […]

October 1, 2014
Meet the Team: Shannon Wolfe and Courtney Hutchens

In “Unholy Addiction” Lisa Ling looks into the prescription pill addiction that is on the rise in Utah. Producer Courtney Hutchens and Associate Producer Shannon Wolfe led the production team on this hour of This is Life with Lisa Ling. Courtney came to part2  from National Geographic Channels International where, as Senior Manager of Development and Production, […]

September 29, 2014
Meet The Team: Host Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling will be back with new episodes of “This Is Life: in 2015. Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for updates from the producers. In the Q&A below, Lisa talks about the switch from OWN to CNN, her beautiful daughter Jett, and the answer to her inaugural question: “What is Life?” P2: People have […]

September 26, 2014
Meet the Team: Co-producer Andrew Strenio

With only 2 nights left until the premiere of “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” we wanted to introduce another member of the “Sugar Daddies, Sugar Babies” team. Andrew Strenio co-produced the episode with Alex Meistrell. Andrew is not just an organizational machine, he is a rock in the field, and maverick behind the camera. […]

September 25, 2014
Meet the Team: Producer Alex Meistrell

Alex Meistrell has been working in the documentary television industry for the last 10 years, both in the field and in post-production. Alex was the Director/Producer on the premiere episode of “This is Life with Lisa Ling: Sugar Daddies, Sugar Babies.” We caught up with Alex and asked her a few questions about her episode set […]

September 23, 2014
This is Life is Only Days Away

The count-down to the series premiere of This Is Life has started. To celebrate we will be posting something new every day until the premiere of the show. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for some special content.

September 3, 2014
Our New Interns for the Fall Season

Today we welcomed four new interns to the part2 pictures office.

July 31, 2014
A Night of Physics with Marcelo Gleiser

On July 24, Part2 staff members crossed the East River to participate in a night of magic and mystery with award-winning physicist, Dartmouth College physics and astronomy professor, author and NPR blogger Marcelo Gleiser at the Cornelia Street Café, a Greenwich Village fixture. Gleiser paired up with magician Mark Mitton to examine the nature of reality […]

July 23, 2014
Birthday Serenade for David Smith

David Smith did not want any special celebration for his birthday. Too bad he did not tell the staff earlier because we planned an amazing surprise party. We had the wonderful ladies of NYC’s only all female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, serenade David with the traditional Maraichi ballads. After David’s speech thanking everyone, […]

June 27, 2014
An Honest Liar wins the Audience Award at the AFI Docs Festival

An Honest Liar wins the Audience Award at AFI Docs Festival in Washington, DC. This Film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.  Keep following us for more updates on the film. Read more here.

June 26, 2014
FIFA Fever During USA vs. Germany Match

David Shadrack Smith took Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s letter seriously and hosted a FIFIA pizza party. The staff took some time off  this afternoon to enjoy the game and support our boys in Brazil.

June 17, 2014
Special Screening of Our America: Children of the System

On June 5th the Oprah Winfrey Network partnered with Foster Care Counts to screen an upcoming episode of “Our America with Lisa Ling” at the home of Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker. Eighty notables from Los Angeles County’s child welfare community and local journalists were impressed by “Children of the System,” which explores the lives of […]

June 16, 2014
Meet the New Intern Class at Part2 Pictures

Part2 Pictures is happy to welcome our new intern class joining us this summer.

June 9, 2014
Cruising in Style at Realscreen West

David Shadrack Smith, Amy Bucher, and Rachael Profiloski spent the last couple of days in a whirlwind meetings for Realscreen West.  After cruising in style in LA, they are back to a very rainy NYC.

June 5, 2014
Vice reviews Bronx Obama

“Bronx Obama is an intricate and compelling documentary that deftly weaves together multiple narrative layers – the American Dream, surrealism, fatherhood, race relations, celebrity” – Jordan Sowunmi, Vice Read the full review and interview with the Bronx Obama and director, Ryan Murdock on Vice.    

May 29, 2014
NY Times highlights OUR AMERICA season premiere

Kathryn Shattuck of the New York Times highlights Our America as a show to watch. 10 P.M. (OWN) OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING In this Season 3 opener, Ms. Ling travels to Georgia and Florida to visit ministries that practice “deliverance,” in which congregants use faith and the power of Jesus to cast out what they […]

May 28, 2014
part2 pictures summer shuffle

To celebrate the start of summer, the staff of part2 pictures went to The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club for an evening of shuffleboard. The club is a few blocks away from our office in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. After a brief introduction on how to play, we hit the courts and discovered we had […]

May 27, 2014
The Final Season of Our America Airs May 29th

Get ready for 10 new episodes of Our America starting on May 29th at 10pm EST/ 9pm CT.

May 8, 2014
Producers get an introduction to the Canon EOS C300

The production team of the new Untitled Lisa Ling Project for CNN a hands-on camera seminar with the cinematographers in the series. Jeff Hutchens and Tony Hardmon visited our office and walked producers, associate producers, and production assistants through the basics of shooting with the Canon EOS c300. Jeff and Tony explained how different lenses […]

April 21, 2014
Dispatches from the Tribeca Film Festival

A few members of the part2 family made it to the ‘An Honest Liar’ premier at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Amazing Randi made a special appearance and even performed some signature illusions.

April 15, 2014
Check Out the New Trailer for An Honest Liar

Check out the new trailer for ‘An Honest Liar’ the latest documentary from Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom coming to the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film premieres on April 18th. Get your tickets here.

April 14, 2014
Our America Shortlisted for 2014 RealScreen Awards

Our America with Lisa Ling (OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network) was shortlisted for the 2014 RealScreen Awards Best Non-Fiction Social Issues/Current Affairs. This is the second year that our series has been recognized for excellence in the category of Social Issues/Current Affairs. For the full list of nominees, check out the RealScreen announcement here.

April 14, 2014
CNN adds new Lisa Ling series to their Primetime Lineup

We are excited to be producing the new Lisa Ling documentary series for CNN. It is an honor to join the home of the best journalism. We can’t wait to share with CNN our brand of honest, compassionate, and beautiful storytelling. Read more about the new line up on CNN’s blog.

April 4, 2014
Just Announced: Oprah presents a new ‘Belief’ series produced by Harpo and Part2 Pictures

“Belief” – Premieres in 2015 Oprah Winfrey presents “Belief,” a groundbreaking television event exploring humankind’s ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves.  This original, seven-part series allows viewers to witness some of the world’s most fascinating beliefs through the eyes of the believer.  Journeying to the far reaches of world, and inside places […]

March 27, 2014
An Honest Liar at Tribeca Film Festival

An Honest Liar will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014. Get your tickets here. Renowned magician James “The Amazing” Randi has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes, and sleight of hand for over 50 years. When Randi began seeing his cherished art form co-opted by all manner of con artists—from faith healers […]

March 3, 2014
The Dog Days of Production

For the first time in our seven year history, part2ners are joined by the cuter, furrier species. Energized by the craft of filmmaking, our new colleagues weave tirelessly through chair legs and computer wires on the hunt for a good story… or a carelessly discarded snack. They’re mavericks with an agenda. Frankie, an expert on […]

February 28, 2014
Q&A with the filmmaker of Bronx Obama

Filmmaker Ryan Murdock holds Q&A at the RagTag theater after the premier of Bronx Obama at True/False Film Festival.

February 26, 2014
Sequel Series returns on March 6th

Part2 Pictures invites you to its first Sequel: Series of the year to connect and engage in a conversation on the latest and greatest in technology as it relates to all facets of filmmaking. We invite three experts to talk about specialty cameras like the Phantom and MoVI, aspects of post that should be part […]

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BELIEF

Oprah Winfrey presents “Belief,” a groundbreaking television event exploring humankind’s ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves.  This original,

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I’ll See You In My Dreams

A sudden loss disrupts Carol's orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept u

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An Honest Liar: The Amazing Randi Story

An Honest Liar tells the incredible life story of famed magician-turned-skeptic and enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi. The film brings to life his infamous esca

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