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George Nierenberg

Director/Producer George T. Nierenberg is an acclaimed filmmaker whose career has spanned the worlds of independent features, network, cable and international television, and corporate videos. His work has been released by MGM/UA, has appeared on CBS, ABC, Bravo, and the BCC. His award-winning feature “Say Amen, Somebody” was celebrated at Cannes, Telluride, New York, Toronto and London film festivals. It was named “One of the Ten Best Films of The Year” by People magazine, Siskel & Ebert and Rolling Stone. In 2017 his classic film "No Maps on My Taps” was digitally restored and released theatrically at the Quad Cinema and nationwide. He also received an Emmy nomination for directing “That Rhythm…Those Blues." The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, opened the Denver Film Festival and was broadcast on the series, The American Experience.