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Michael Kirk

Michael Kirk

Conocido por: Directing

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Biografía

Michael Kirk is a documentary filmmaker and partial creator of the PBS show Frontline, where he worked as senior producer until 1987. Kirk founded and currently owns the production company, the Kirk Documentary Group, in Brookline, Massachusetts, which has produced dozens of award-winning documentaries, both for Frontline and through his company, that focus on political, social and cultural issues, including Money, Power and Wall Street (Winner of an Emmy Award), League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis (Winner of a Peabody Award and a George Polk Award), United States of Secrets (Winner of two Emmy Awards a WGA Award, a Peabody Award and a duPont-Columbia Award), Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA (Winner of an Emmy Award), The Choice 2016 (Winner of an Emmy Award, Trump’s Takeover and Putin’s Revenge (Winner of a duPont-Columbia Gold Baton). He has produced such documentaries as Inside the Meltdown, about the 2008 financial crisis, Bush's War (Winner of an Emmy award and a WGA Award), about the Iraq War under George W. Bush, and The Way the Music Died, about the dire straits of the record industry. Kirk has produced more than 200 national television programs since 1984. He is a former Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University.

Carrera profesional

Kirk was born in Denver and later moved to Boise, Idaho where he grew up and attended Bishop Kelly High School. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1971 with a degree in communications. The university named an award after Kirk, “The Michael Kirk Award”, given annually to a student in broadcast journalism. Kirk was inducted into the UI Alumni Hall of Fame in 2000 and given an Honorary Degree in 2013.A key contributor to PBS's Frontline since its inception, Kirk joined Frontline as senior producer for its 1983 national debut on PBS. In 1987, he left Frontline to produce films through his own independent company, the Kirk Documentary Group,* which is located in Brookline, Massachusetts. Kirk has produced dozens of award-winning documentaries both for Frontline and through his company with a focus on politics , including Money, Power and Wall Street (Winner of an Emmy Award), League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis (Winner of a Peabody Award and a George Polk Award), United States of Secrets (Winner of two Emmy Awards and WGA Award and a Peabody Award and duPont-Columbia Award), Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA (Winner of an Emmy Award), The Choice 2016 (Winner of an Emmy Award, Trump’s Takeover (Winner of a WGA Award)* and Putin’s Revenge (Winner of a duPont-Columbia Gold Baton). He has produced such documentaries as Inside the Meltdown, about the 2008 financial crisis, Bush's War (Winner of an Emmy award and a WGA Award), about the Iraq War under George W. Bush, and The Way the Music Died, about the dire straits of the record industry.Kirk has made upwards of 20 films on the Obama and Trump presidencies including The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, Supreme Revenge, Zero Tolerance, Trump’s Takeover, Divided States of America, The Choice 2016, United States of Secrets, Putin’s Revenge, The Choice 2012, The Warning and many others. In a retrospective on Kirk's body of work, Philip Kennicott described Kirk's documentary style in The Washington Post as “rigorous, even obsessive about getting the chronology straight” and “if newspapers do the rough draft of history, Kirk does a very smooth and fascinating second draft.”In the Los Angeles Times, television critic Robert Lloyd, called his multi-award-winning film United States of Secrets “nuanced” and “compelling, ” while Variety's Sonia Saraiya wrote that his four-hour mini-series, Divided States of America “may well be the most important piece of journalism about this tumultuous era of identity politics and populist backlash.”Kirk has produced more than 200 national television programs over the course of his career.

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