PRODUCTION TEAM

Brian MaloneBrian Malone

Producer|Director|Editor

Brian Malone is a six-time Emmy®-Award winning filmmaker, editor and composer. Malone has been making national and regional documentary films for almost 20 years. His programs have aired nationally on PBS and cable networks, covering political issues, public education, Grammy-Award-Winning recording artists, environmental issues, and Native American culture.

Malone’s documentary films include: “Patriocracy” (The Documentary Channel, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes), which looks at the political divisions at American politics and features Alan Simpson, Bob Schieffer and more than 40 members of congress; “Forgiveness: The Steven McDonald Story” (PBS), the story of the NYPD detective who was left paralyzed after being shot in Central Park and has gone on to rebuild his life as a inspirational peace advocate all over the world. Malone’s other feature documentaries include: Intelligent Life (2009 Artivist Award-Winner), and “Breaking News: Celebrity Trials and the Media”(worldwide distribution). In addition to feature length films, Malone is also a contributing producer for Rocky Mountain PBS, producing segments for the program The Arts District. Currently, Malone is co-directing and editing “Budd,” a biographical documentary on Academy®-Award winning screenwriter, Budd Schulberg.


Cindy MaloneCindy Malone

Writer|Producer

Cindy Malone is an multiple Emmy®-Award winning journalist and producer. Cindy works side-by-side with her husband, Brian producing a wide range of independent documentaries. Cindy provides much of the research and scriptwriting for her films, while Brian handles the production. Cindy’s background is in television news where she worked as a producer, reporter and anchor for several years in Denver, San Diego and other television markets. Cindy began her career in journalism school at Colorado State University, where she was named Journalism Student of the year in 1986.

In addition to her film work, Cindy co-authored The Broadcast Journalism Handbook, which is being used in journalism colleges to help prepare students for their first job in television news. Cindy is an avid history buff and is constantly reading and researching, and, mostly, learning.


Diana HoltzbergDiana Holtzberg

Executive Producer

Vice President- Films Transit International; President- East Village Entertainment.

Based in New York, Diana has been with Films Transit International, one of the longest running (since 1982) renowned and respected agencies specializing in the worldwide release and marketing of high profile, unique theatrical and TV documentaries and miniseries, since 2001. In addition to her acquisition, festival strategy and sales work, Diana acts as executive producer / creative producer on a select number of film projects each year. Some examples: Bert Stern: Original Madman; Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould; The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale – for which she won an Emmy Award in 2009 in the Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming category; End of the Century: The Story of The Ramones; Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust; Open Secret; Loving & Cheating; and Still Doing ItThe Intimate Lives Of Women Over 65.  

Diana serves as a Creative Consultant / Producer on many films and also has her own company, East Village Entertainment, LLC for independent projects including Design Is One: Lella and Massimo VignelliOutlawed in Pakistan– for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Long Form Informational Programming in 2014, and the film won an Emmy Award for Best Research; Broken Heart Land; Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve; Mr Gaga; and Growing Up Coy.

She conducts workshops at film markets and festivals throughout the world, on choosing a subject and writing a log-line and treatment, editing feedback, great openings, pitching, festival and distribution strategy. Diana has worked on over 200 films.

Diana received a Certificate in Film from NYU in 1998 and then went to work for Gabriel Films, the award-winning doc production company as head of development, marketing, and international sales. After receiving her BA from George Washington University she began her career in the magazine business, where she worked for 15 years before moving into the film world. During this time she produced groundbreaking TV specials for MTV (while at SPIN Magazine) and Fox Sports Network (while at DETAILS Magazine).  Diana is the credited ghostwriter of The Warrior Diet (2002); the co-writer of Still Doing It: the Intimate Lives of Women Over 60, which is an expansion of the documentary (2007, Avery Books / Penguin Group).  She wrote dozens of articles while a contributing writer and editor for POWER Magazine and is the co-author with Jan Rofekamp of three widely read industry articles: The Current State of the International Marketplace For Documentary Films, for the IFP, Feeling Festive: Strategies for Taking Your Film on the Festival Circuit and Distribution To The Max both for International Documentary Magazine.


Stephen NemethStephen Nemeth

Executive Producer

Stephen Nemeth formed and heads up Rhino Films, the independent film company that originated as a division of iconoclastic record label Rhino Records. He has produced and executive produced dozens of films. His Producer credits include The Sessions (Sundance 2012 Audience Award, 2013 Academy Award nomination for Helen Hunt), C.O.G., the first film based on a work by David Sedaris (Sundance 2013), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Why Do Fools Fall in Love , What We Do Is Secret, Snake and Mongoose, and Radio Free Albemuth (the last Philip K. Dick novel). He is in pre-production on the adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

Nemeth’s documentary credits include Dogtown and Z Boys (Sundance 2001 Audience Award), War/Dance (2008 Academy Award nomination), Fuel (Sundance 2008 Audience Award), Pump, the follow-up to Fuel.; Flow (Sundance 2008), Climate Refugees (Sundance 2010), Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ , Patriocracy , Ride With Larry, Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story; Beisbol and Pick Up The Mic; He is in post-production on The Three Hikers, about three Americans held captive in Iran, Ed., Inc., about the privitization of public schools, State of Control, about Tibetan human rights activists’ opposing China’s oppressive regime and A Nuclear Family about the cover-up of a nuclear site near Los Angeles.

He serves on the boards of Friends of the Earth, the International Documentary Association, the Wildlife Ecostation, Wheels For Humanity, Children Uniting Nations, Shine On Sierra Leone, the One Second Film Foundation, and on the advisory board of the Full Frame Documentary Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival, Children Mending Hearts and OneVoice, and the dean’s board of UC Santa Cruz’s School for the Arts. While on the board for Artists for Amnesty, he developed numerous human rights related features and documentaries. He serves as a consultant for Admetech, a Harvard Medical School foundation developing prostate imaging technology.

Nemeth is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the recipient of the 2013 Global Action Award , the 2009 Vision Award for Documentary Producer and the 2009 Artivist Award for his advocacy and production of socially conscious films. He was named one of the “Top Ten Most Prolific Producers in Hollywood” by The Hollywood Reporter, and one of the “Ten Coolest People in Hollywood” by an online survey of 500 agents, managers, journalists, and lawyers. Prior to forming Rhino Films, Nemeth worked as an independent producer and as a motion picture agent at the William Morris Agency. He is a graduate of UCLA and is both an American and British citizen.


Betsy Stahl

Executive Producer

Betsy Stahl has served as an executive and producer for Stephen Nemeth’s indie company, Rhino Films, since 2007 where she has co-produced the drag racing biopic Snake and Mongoose, the David Sedaris adaptation C.O.G. and documentaries, Ride with Larry, Patriocracy and Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story. She has also served as a production executive on the critically acclaimed film The Sessions and on the documentary Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’. As an independent writer/producer, she co-wrote the story and executive produced New Line’s Lost Souls, directed by Academy Award winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. She also set up various feature films at studios and developed numerous film and TV projects. She co-wrote several screenplays that were represented by UTA and Mosaic and served as a consultant for National Wildlife Federation’s film unit. Prior to producing and writing, Stahl worked as a development executive for production companies at MGM and Fox 2000, and as a New York-based commercial production coordinator and photographer’s assistant. The New York City native worked for a French film producer in Paris and Normandy and received her B.A. in Art History from Binghamton University.