Lovett Stories & Strategies
For over 20 years Lovett Stories & Strategies has been crafting stories that compel people into action, and we have used those stories to build effective change producing campaigns.
Whether fact or fiction, we develop emotionally compelling content that translates some of the most complex issues into concise, high-impact stories. We have produced over thirty hours of prime time television programming and countless projects for a wide-variety of clients, from non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies, to federal, state and local government agencies. Our productions have won critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Peabody Award, Christopher Award, Telly Award and an Emmy nomination.
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Filmmakers & Creative Team
Director: Joseph Lovett
Joseph Lovett is an award-winning filmmaker, whose films have informed, engaged and inspired people into act
After working at ABC News 20/20 as director/producer, Joe founded Lovett Productions in 1989. Joe produced In A New Light (1992-1996) prime time specials, a 5-year AIDS awareness campaign that flooded the CDC’s AIDS hotline with an unprecedented number of calls. In 2001, Joe won a Peabody Award and received an Emmy nomination for writing, producing and directing HBO’s Cancer: Evolution to Revolution. His highly acclaimed feature, Gay Sex in the 70s, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was released theatrically in over 25 cities, and broadcast on the Sundance Channel in 2007. Joe’s latest film, Going Blind, and its Outreach Campaign, Going Blind and Going Forward, have ignited a global movement of individuals, grassroots organizations and medical professionals sponsoring screenings to raise awareness and to improve access to vision enhancement services.
Over the years, Joe has been honored with numerous awards from advocacy organizations, including the AIDS Leadership Award, the Christopher Award, and the Kitty Carlisle Hart Award.
Producer: Hilary Klotz Steinman
Hilary Klotz Steinman is an Emmy award winning, independent documentary filmmaker, and has been producing verite, investigative and historical documentary films for over 20 years.
Hilary is currently producing Children of the Inquisition, her second project with Joe Lovett and Lovett Stories & Strategies. Hilary recently produced Death by Design, which investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. Death by Design has just had its US & UK film festival premieres, and is currently on the film festival circuit.
Over the years, her work has covered everything from Modern Chinese history to vision loss, diabetes, gun control and foster care youth. Hilary won an Emmy award for co-producing The Pill, about the secret history of the birth control pill for the PBS series American Experience. As a follow up to The Pill, she produced and directed, Test Tube Babies, the story behind the development of in-vitro fertilization in the US, also for American Experience.
Executive Producers: David M. Milch, James Cottrell
Director of Photography: Sam Shinn