Simon, President & Executive Producer
As a filmmaker, executive producer and television
executive, Tom has been responsible for some of the world’s
top-rated documentary programs and has won seven Emmy awards. His
years of experience in all facets of film and tv production is brought
to bear on every project we undertake.
to founding Working Dog, Tom served for ten years as vice-president
of programming and production, and executive producer of the National
Geographic Specials and National Geographic Explorer. Before joining
National Geographic, he was Senior Producer of Smithsonian World
has also been an independent producer and consultant. He produced,
directed and wrote programs such as Inca: Secrets of the Ancestors,
part of Time-Life's Emmy-winning Lost Civilizations series on NBC.
Earlier in his career, Tom was a freelance producer-director of
documentaries for NBC and WNET and staff producer for cinema verite
pioneers Albert and David Maysles.
he executive-produced have received over 150 awards for excellence
including a Dupont-Columbia Journalism Award, Peabody Awards and
over three dozen Emmys.
Jeanne has served as an executive producer
and development executive at many leading networks, including, TLC,
Food Network, Logo and Cooking Channel. Her keen story sense and
editorial insight have guided dozens of series comprising
hundreds of hours of network programming in a wide
variety of genres. She is the creator and Executive Producer
of Working Dog's
"The Perfect 3" for Cooking Channel
and oversees select programming for other networks..
Pontillo, Coordinating Producer
Dave began his career at Working Dog as
Production Coordinator on our award-winning PBS special “The
Adirondacks” and Associate Producer of "Death on a Factory Farm" for
HBO. He went on to segment produce the Emmy-nominated “Your Life,
Your Money, also for PBS. His resume also includes field producing
and shooting a home makeover series for NBC and associate producing
the 13 part series "Dangerous Drives" for SPEED TV. He returned to
Working Dog as coordinating producer for our Cooking Channel series
"The Perfect 3” where he oversees all aspects of post-production and
Linda Patterson, Finance Manager
Since 1998 Linda has been overseeing our finance
and operations. She is knowledgeable in all areas of production and
rights management and prepares all our budgets and closely tracks
costs. Previously, she worked as coordinating producer on ABC's
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years and the PBS series America on
Wheels. Her production credits also include Sex and Other Matters
of Life and Death for WNET, Degenerate Art for PBS and the Emmy
award winning PBS series, Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers.
For each project, Working Dog brings together
the best, brightest and most experienced producers, editors, writers
and graphic artists in the business. Many of our freelancers have
been working with us since we first opened our doors. Every show
we make benefits from their expertise and the hands-on supervision
of our senior staff. With in-depth expertise in story development,
production management, field production and finishing, each Working
Dog show brings to the screen compelling story-telling, engaging
characters and the highest production values.
From our offices just off main street in
this historic Hudson River village,
we’re just 30 minutes by car from midtown Manhattan and a
short walk from the Metro-North train station. Nearby sandy beaches and
stunning views of the Hudson and N.J. Palisades have served as locations for reenactments
of everything from Conquistadors landing in the New World to early
Christians receiving baptism in the Holy Land.
our facilities include spacious offices, Avid editing
systems, HD camera packages and complete sound and lighting
kits. No project is too large or too small; we’ve produced
programs ranging from four-minute films to 13-part series.