Born in 1949. Produced and directed an eclectic range of work for film, video and television. Was also instrumental in initiating production and distribution systems for independent film and videomakers. Examines American culture and finds humor and pathos in everyday life. Portrays ordinary people with an immediacy and simplicity that is at times comic or disturbing. In the early 70s director of New York's Video Access Center, the first public access facility in the country, and founder of the community television Cape May Project.