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I look forward to sharing with you some of what I have done– and some of who I am. I think the content of this website will more fully explain the reasoning behind the subtitle “exploring life.”
Some highlights of my career include the following:
- National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Nomination
- Substantial administrative, producing and entrepreneurial experience
- Critical acclaim by The New York Times and other media
- Dozens of awards for nationally broadcast documentaries
- Film documentary narrators include Ed Asner, Paul Sorvino, John Turturro and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee
- New York Press Association First Place Award
- Three books: history, biography and creative nonfiction
- Book endorsements by Candice Bergen and Bill Cosby
- Inclusion in a college writing text also featuring Annie Dillard, James Baldwin and Alice Walker
- Official Selection in more than a dozen national and international screenwriting competitions
- Political writing selected “best of the alternative press” annual volumes
- Large national grants and fundraising success
- Active speaker and media interviewee
- Numerous awards for teaching, service and scholarship
There is more detail in the pages which follow. Some things I have excluded because of time and space, such as short stories, and feature stories, and other works in a development stage.
If you have suggestions or I may help in any way, please let me know.
Lou Buttino, President
Lou Buttino Films, Inc. &
Eastwind Films, Inc.
5427 Eastwind Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Megan Buttino, Junior Partner/Executive Producer