Martin Spinelli has been a producer, director, and
writer of documentary and communications programs since 1967. He began
his career making television public affairs programs at Philadelphia's
ABC-TV affiliate, where his documentaries won an Emmy, First Prize at
the San Francisco Film Festival, the Ohio State Award, and several other
awards. He also worked with NBC/WRC, in Washington, D.C. His previous
documentaries reflect his interest in outstanding individuals.
Spinelli is a director-member of the Directors Guild of America.
Lisa Palattella is a film and video editor whose
exceptional artistry with long-form and music documentaries is sought by
the industry's best-known producers. She is also an excellent musician;
her experience in both making and cutting music proved invaluable
in the creation of "Life on Jupiter." Palattella's substantial
credits include "John Gardner: Pinstripe Radical," a PBS Special; "Plagues:
The Invisible Fire," for National Geographic Television; A&E's "Biography
of the Millennium"; "Promised Land: Jewish American Journeys" for the
National Museum of American Jewish History; "The Politics of Quiet (a
musical oratorio)" produced by Meredith Monk and The House Foundation;
and "Hate on Trial,"