Contact: Sara BernsteinRegion: United States

Title: SVP HBO Documentary Films
Genre: Documentary
Region: United States

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HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Home Box Office Inc., an operating subsidiary of Time Warner. HBO's programming consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials. HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service (basic or premium) in the United States, having been in operation since November 8, 1972.

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Sara Bernstein is vice president, HBO Documentary Films, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing the development and production of various documentary films and nonfiction programming for the network.  She was named to this position in 2008.


Bernstein joined HBO in 1998, where she worked in the Limited Series division which produced the Emmy® Award-winning series The Corner.  In 2000, she moved to the Documentary Films area, and since then has worked on some of the network’s most critically-acclaimed documentaries.  As a supervising producer, her credits include the Emmy®-winning documentary films Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Baghdad ER, White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Google Baby and The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale; the Oscar® nominated documentary feature films, (the Emmy®-winning) Which Way Home, Burma VJ, God is the Bigger Elvis and Irag in Fragments; the Academy Award®-winning Music by Prudence; the Emmy® nominated Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq; the Peabody and Sundance Film Festival Award winner Hear and Now, the Sundance Film Festival selections Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer, Me @The Zoo, The Crash Reel, Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, (and Peabody winner) 12th & Delaware and (ATAS Television with a Conscience Award winner) Hot Coffee.


Coordinating producer credits include the Emmy® nominated Born Rich, the Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning Bus 174.