The Team

  • ABIGAIL E. DISNEY
    Executive Producer and Director

    Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. Disney’s longtime passion for women’s issues and peace building culminated in producing her first film, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (winner, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2008). She then executive produced the five-part PBS series, WOMEN, WAR & PEACE. Since then, she has produced numerous acclaimed social-issue films, including 1971, CITIZEN KOCH, FAMILY AFFAIR, HOT GIRLS WANTED, THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), RETURN and SUN COME UP (2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short). Upcoming projects include THE TRIALS OF SPRING, and her directorial debut, THE ARMOR OF LIGHT. Disney is also the founder and president of Peace is Loud, a nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and support women who are stepping up for peace and resisting violence in their communities.

  • KATHLEEN HUGHES
    Producer and Co-Director

    Kathleen Hughes is a producer, director and writer, as well as co-founder of the documentary film company Okapi Productions. Among Kathleen’s many films is TWO AMERICAN FAMILIES, a 21-year-long look at downward mobility, which recently appeared on PBS’s Frontline. Her 90-minute Bill Moyers special BUYING THE WAR, detailing the media’s failure to examine the Bush Administration’s case for invading Iraq, was called “one of the most gripping and important pieces of broadcast journalism this year” by the Washington Post. From 2008-11 Kathleen was Executive Producer of public television’s multi-platform series BLUEPRINT AMERICA, which told stories about America’s crumbling infrastructure. Kathleen’s other work has appeared on PBS’s NOW and Wide Angle, NBC’s TV Nation and ABC News’ Turning Point, as well as many Bill Moyers specials. Her work has received numerous awards including two national Emmys, a New York Emmy, the duPont-Columbia Gold Baton, the Gracie Award, the Sidney Hillman Prize, the Dateline Club’s Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award, the Harry Chapin Media Award, the Christopher Award, and honorable mention for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

  • GINI RETICKER
    Executive Producer

    Gini Reticker has been directing and producing award-winning independent documentary films for over 20 years.  Reticker directed PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (2008), the inspiring story of Liberian women whose actions helped bring an end to a brutal civil war—it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Audience Award.  She produced the Academy Award-nominated short ASYLUM (2003), the story of a Ghanaian woman who fled female genital mutilation to seek political asylum in the U.S; that same year she produced A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE that looks at the heyday of 1970s filmmakers, was nominated for an Emmy, and garnered the National Review Board Award for Best Documentary. She received an Emmy for LADIES FIRST (2004), the story of women rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda.  Her first film, THE HEART OF THE MATTER (1994), a groundbreaking film about women and AIDS, won the Sundance Freedom of Expression Award.  She was a creator and executive producer of the PBS series WOMEN, WAR & PEACE (2011), recipient of the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as The Academy of Television Honors Award. Reticker has also coproduced or executive produced such notable films as THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON)nominated for both an Academy Award and an Independent Spirit Award, 1971, ALIAS RUBY BLADE, CITIZEN KOCH, HOT GIRLS WANTED, and SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY.

  • ANDREW FREDERICKS
    Editor

    Andrew Fredericks has been a documentary filmmaker for over twenty years, working as a producer, director, editor and cinematographer. He has collaborated with journalist Bill Moyers on a host of documentaries and conversations, including LIVING ON THE EDGE, SURVIVING THE GOOD TIMES, FREE SPEECH FOR SALE, and AMERICA’S FIRST RIVER. His body of work also includes IF YOU KNEW SOUSA, AMERICA IN THE FORTIES, and FAT with pioneering filmmaker Tom Spain. His work has appeared on ABC, NBC, PBS, National Geographic, and Bravo. He directed and edited MONEY DRIVEN MEDICINE with Alex Gibney. More recently, Andrew edited the award winning film, I CAME TO TESTIFY, as part of the acclaimed PBS series, WOMEN, WAR & PEACE.

  • EVA ANISKO
    Producer

    Eva Anisko is an award-winning producer with experience spearheading documentaries, news and public affairs programming, and multi-platform initiatives, including PBS series: BLUEPRINT AMERICA, Emmy Award-winning EXPOSÉ: AMERICA’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS and the sustainable design series, DESIGN: e2, narrated by Brad Pitt. Anisko’s more recent films include: SKY BURIAL (2013 Napa Valley Film Festival, Best Short Documentary), BUFFALO RETURNS, Emmy nominated IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCO POLO, and A PLACE IN TIME, an experimental documentary directed by Angelina Jolie, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. With subjects ranging from pedophilia in the Boy Scouts to the working conditions of illegal immigrants in the poultry industry, her work explores cultural, political and historical content by focusing on the human experience. Anisko’s work has appeared on PBS, including programming strands Bill Moyers Journal, NOW, NewsHour, Great Performances and NPR, the Sundance Channel, BBC, ARTE France, and NHK Japan.

  • JEFF HUTCHENS
    Cinematographer

    With parents in the foreign service, Jeff spent his childhood living throughout the U.S., China, South Africa, and the Philippines. He has filmed across six continents, running into grizzly bears, lava floes, Komodo dragons and all manner of corrupt officials. From his work on the surrealism of life in China, to documenting underground epidemics in the jungles of central Africa, to photographing polar bears in the Arctic Circle, he captures images that convey transcendent moods and subtle beauty. He is based in Washington, D.C., where he can often be found rearranging letters trying to find a higher scoring Scrabble play.

  • PAUL BRILL
    Composer

    Paul Brill is a three-time Emmy award nominee who has scored some of the most celebrated documentary films of the past several years. Paul recently won the first-ever Best Music Award from the International Documentary Association for his score for the acclaimed film, BETTER THIS WORLD. He collaborated with Rock legends U2 on the HBO film, BURMA SOLDIER, composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic song, WALK ON. He scored the hit documentary, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK (IFC), the widely-acclaimed PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NY TIMES (Magnolia), as well as Christy Turlington Burns’ directorial debut, NO WOMAN, NO CRY (OWN), on which he collaborated with songwriter Martha Wainwright. Paul recently scored the landmark, Emmy, Peabody and DuPont Award-winning, 6 hour PBS documentary, THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS with noted historian Henry Louis Gates and additional musical contributions from Wynton Marsalis.

  • NATASHA LIVIA MOTTOLA
    Associate Editor

    Natasha Livia Mottola has been working in independent documentary 2008. She has collaborated as associate editor with Jennifer Fox on MY REINCARNATION, and Stanley Nelson on FREEDOM SUMMER, which was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award. Assistant editor work includes, KOCH, HARRY AND SNOWMAN, THE ABOLITIONISTS and the Sundance Documentary Story Edit Lab. She is a member of NYWIFT, a mentor at Reel Works teen filmmaking program in Brooklyn and has collaborated on murals with Groundswell. Her passion for personal documentaries and cultural preservation have inspired her to begin post production on her film, LA STORIA DI NONNA, about her family’s immigration experience from Italy to America.

  • STEPHANIE PALUMBO
    Archivist

    Stephanie Palumbo is an archival and story producer who began her career as a researcher for Michael Moore. Over the past decade, she has worked with filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, and Edet Belzberg, and has contributed to many award-winning documentary films and television series. Stephanie’s credits include Palme d’Or winner FAHRENHEIT 9/11, Academy Award nominees SICKO and TROUBLE THE WATER, Emmy Award winners NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN and GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, Emmy Award nominee OPRAH PRESENTS: MASTER CLASS, and CITIZEN KOCH. Most recently, she was archival producer and additional post supervisor on WATCHERS OF THE SKY, winner of two Sundance Film Festival awards. Stephanie is also a former assistant editor at O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE and a freelance writer published in THE BELIEVER and THE RUMPUS, among others.

  • ALEXANDER HYDE
    Production Assistant

    As a fledgling documentarian Alex has worked as production assistant, camera assistant, archival researcher and AP. He currently lives in London, UK where he is helping to manage the theatrical distribution of We Are Many, and is looking forward to his return to NYC in the fall. When he’s not out documenting the social issues of our time he enjoys drinking coffee, brewing beer, and trying to introduce his British friends to American-style cooking.

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 1, 2018.

1. Introduction and Overview.

This Privacy Policy describes how Purple Mickey Productions LLC (“Purple Mickey Productions,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you and applies to your use of any online service location that posts a link to this Privacy Policy and all features, content, and other services that we own, control and make available through such online service location (collectively, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to our information collection activities outside of the Service (unless otherwise stated below or at the time of collection).

By using the Service, you agree to our Terms of Use and consent to our collection, use and disclosure practices, and other activities as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree and consent, discontinue use of the Service.

2. Information Collection.

A. Information You Provide.

We and our Service Providers (defined below) may collect information you provide directly via the Service. For example, we collect information when you sign-up for our mailing lists, purchase or view our content, or otherwise communicate or transact with us through the Service.

The information we collect may include Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally (whether alone or in combination), such as your first and last name, e-mail address, and postal address. You may choose to voluntarily submit certain other information to us through the Service, including Personal Information, but you are solely responsible for your own Personal Information in instances where we have not requested that you submit such information to us.

Where you purchase content through the Service, we use a Third Party Service (defined below) to process your payment information, including credit card information. We do not have access to or store your credit card information.

Personal Information once “de-identified” is not subject to this Privacy Policy and we and our Service Providers may treat it as non-Personal Information and use it without obligation to you except as prohibited by applicable law.

B. Information Collected Automatically.

We and our Service Providers may automatically collect certain information about you when you access or use the Service (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include IP address, device identifier, browser type, operating system, data regarding network connected hardware, and information about your use of the Service. To the extent that we combine Usage Information with your Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

The methods that may be used on the Service to collect Usage Information include:

  • Log Information: Log information is data about your use of the Service, such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, which is stored in log files.
  • Information Collected by Tracking Technologies: Cookies, web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”), embedded scripts, and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”) may be used to collect information about your interactions with the Service or e-mails, including information about your browsing and activity behavior.
  • Cookies A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s device, which may be a session ID cookie or tracking cookie. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Service and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies help in understanding how you use the Service, and remain longer. The Service may associate some or all of these types of cookies with your devices. Cookies may remain on your device for extended periods of time.
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  • Embedded Scripts An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service. It is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party with whom we work, is active only while you are connected to the Service, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.For further information on Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them, please see “Third Party Services, Social and Video Features, and Analytics” and “Your Choices” below.

C. Information from Other Sources.

We may obtain information about you from other sources, including Service Providers and Third Party Services, and combine such information with information we have collected about you. To the extent we combine such third party sourced information with Personal Information we have collected about you on the Service, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided by third parties or third party policies or practices.

3. Use of Information.

We may use information about you, including your Personal Information, for any purposes consistent with our statements under this Privacy Policy or as permitted by applicable law, including to:

  • Manage our Service and films;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, information regarding changes to our policies, and support and administrative messages;
  • Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm;
  • Monitor and analyse trends, usage, and activities;
  • Conduct research, including focus groups and surveys;
  • Improve the Service or other Purple Mickey Productions websites, applications, marketing efforts, products and services;
  • Send you advertisements and communicate with you regarding our and third party products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events we think you may be interested in (for information about how to manage these communications and marketing efforts, please see “Your Choices” below); and
  • Fulfill any other purpose disclosed at the time you provide Personal Information.

4. Sharing of Information.

Our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers (collectively “Service Providers”) may receive, or be given access to your information, including Personal Information and Usage Information, in connection with their work on our behalf. These Service Providers are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, although we may permit them to use aggregate information which does not identify you or de-identified data for other purposes.

We may also share information about you with third parties for any purposes consistent with our statements under this Privacy Policy or as permitted by applicable law, including as follows:

  • To comply with the law or other legal process, and where required, in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
  • To protect the rights, property, life, health, security and safety of us, the Service, the individuals involved in our films, or any third party;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of our assets, or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another company;
  • With our affiliates for internal business purposes;
  • With our affiliates, business partners, and other third parties for their own business purposes, including direct marketing purposes (California residents have certain rights set forth in “Your California Privacy Rights” below);
  • For purposes disclosed at the time you provide Personal Information; and
  • With your consent or at your direction.

Without limiting the foregoing, in our sole discretion, we may share aggregated information which does not identify you or de-identified information about you with third parties or affiliates for any purpose.

5. Sweepstakes, Contests, Promotions.

We may offer sweepstakes, contests, surveys, and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) jointly sponsored or offered by third parties that may require submitting Personal Information. If you voluntarily choose to enter a Promotion, your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering, you agree to the official rules that govern that Promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other parties to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.

6. Third Party Services, Social Features, and Analytics.

Our Service includes hyperlinks to websites, locations, platforms, or services operated by third parties (“Third Party Service(s)“). For example, we may link to third party video services, such as iTunes or Netflix, in order to view our films. These Third Party Services may use Tracking Technologies to independently collect information about you and may solicit Personal Information from you.

Certain functionalities on the Service permit interactions that you initiate between the Service and certain Third Party Services, such as third party social networks and video services (“Social and Video Features”). Examples of Social and Video Features include “liking” or “sharing” our content, watching embedded videos using third party video service technology, and otherwise connecting our Service to a Third Party Service. If you use Social and Video Features, and potentially other Third Party Services, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed on our Service or by the Third Party Service that you use.

Similarly, if you post information on a Third Party Service that references our Service (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with Purple Mickey Productions in a tweet or status update), your post may be used on or in connection with our Service. Also, both Purple Mickey Productions and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of our Service and the Third Party Service.

We may use Google Analytics and other Service Providers for analytics services. These analytics services may use Tracking Technologies to help Purple Mickey Productions analyze Service users and how they use the Service. Information generated by these services (e.g., your IP address and other Usage Information) may be transmitted to and stored by these Service Providers on servers in the U.S. (or elsewhere) and these Service Providers may use this information for purposes such as evaluating your use of the Service, compiling statistic reports on the Service’s activity, and providing other services relating to Service activity and other internet usage.

To the extent we combine information from Third Party Services with Personal Information we collect directly from you on the Service, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, the information collected and stored by third parties remains subject to their policies and practices, including whether they continue to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices on what is visible to others on Third Party Services. We are not responsible for and make no representations regarding the policies or business practices of any third parties or Third Party Services and encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.

For further information on Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them, please see “Information Collected Automatically” above and “Your Choices” below.

7. Your Choices.

A. Accessing Your Information.

You may access, update, or remove certain information that you voluntarily submitted to us when you made a purchase through the Service by sending an e-mail to us here. We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity. Please note that we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

B. Tracking Technologies Generally.

Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately.

Please be aware that if you disable or remove Tracking Technologies some parts of the Service may not work and that when you revisit the Service your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.

Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.

C. Analytics Tracking Technologies.

You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Purple Mickey Productions is not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.

D. Communications.

You can opt out of receiving certain promotional e-mails from us at any time by following the instructions as provided in e-mails to click on the unsubscribe link or by sending an e-mail to us here with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject field of the e-mail. Please note that your opt out is limited to the e-mail address used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions or non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or Purple Mickey Productions’s ongoing business relations.

8. Your California Privacy Rights.

California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business should either provide California customers certain information upon request or permit California customers to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing.

Purple Mickey Productions may share personal information as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law with third parties and/or affiliates for such third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain information about our compliance with this law, please e-mail us here or send us a letter to Purple Mickey Productions LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal). Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that Purple Mickey Productions is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided e-mail address or mail address.

9. Children.

The Service is intended for a general audience and not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age. Purple Mickey Productions does not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA. If you are a parent or guardian and believe Purple Mickey Productions has collected such information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please e-mail us here or send us a letter to Purple Mickey Productions LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal), and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.

10. Data Security.

We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through our Service.

11. International Transfer.

We are based in the U.S. and the information we and our Service Providers collect is governed by U.S. law. If you are accessing the Service from outside of the U.S., please be aware that information collected through the Service may be transferred to, processed, stored and used in the U.S. Data protection laws in the U.S. may be different from those of your country of residence. Your use of the Service or provision of any information therefore constitutes your consent to the transfer to and from, processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, including Personal Information, in the U.S. as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

12. Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to revise and reissue this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Service indicates your consent to the Privacy Policy then posted. If the changes are material, we may provide you additional notice, to your e-mail address.

13. Contact Us.

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please e-mail us here or send us a letter to Purple Mickey Productions LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal).


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