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> Andrew Walworth, President

Andrew Walworth is founder, president and CEO of Grace Creek Media. He is also president of The New River Education Fund, a non-profit foundation that supports educational media.

Through Grace Creek, he owns and operates Sportskool On-Demand, the cable sports instruction network. He acquired Sportskool from Cablevision in 2008 and re-engineered the company to become a profitable division of GCM, with expanded distribution on new platforms and in the international marketplace.

He is co-creator and Executive Producer of "Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman," the weekly public television series. From 2007-2010, he published the web journal TCSDaily.com, which focuses on the intersection of technology, economics and public policy.

Walworth founded his first company, New River Media, Inc. in 1992. In 2004 he sold New River to the Asgard Entertainment Group, one of the mid-Atlantic's largest independent television companies, with more than 200 employees. He served as vice chairman of the board and president of Team Creations, Asgard's production company, until 2007.

His PBS series include the award-winning weekly program "Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg," which ran for fifteen years. Mr. Walworth co-created the program and served as Executive Producer for its entire run, as well as for more than 15 Think Tank specials and documentaries. Other series for public television include "Moneywise with Kelvin Boston," "Closer To Truth" hosted by Dr. Robert L. Kuhn, and "Wine Food & Friends with Karen McNeil." As Executive Producer, Mr. Walworth oversaw the fundraising, financial affairs, production, promotion, and brand extension of these series.

His PBS documentaries and specials include "Who's Afraid To Be A Millionaire?" (2006) "Heaven on Earth: The Rise & Fall of Socialism" (2005), "Financial Insecurity" (2004), "Traveling Smart With Rudy Maxa" (2002), "The Big Band Sound of WWII" (2001), "The First Measured Century" (2000), "Yogi Berra: Deja vu All Over Again" (1999) and "The Stockholder Society" (1999).

His cable credits include "Baseball's Secret Formula" for Discovery Science (2006), "Hurricane Rescues" and "Hurricane Reunions" for Animal Planet (2005), the one-hour documentary "Church & State: Religion in America" hosted by Brit Hume for The Fox News Channel (2005), and "FDR: A Presidency Revealed" for The History Channel (2005).

In 2004 he served as a member of the Arab Media Working Group of the US Institute for Peace, examining issues related to journalism and public diplomacy. He has served as a judge for the White House Fellows Program and twice served on the Editorial Committee of the PBS series POV, which presents the best work of independent filmmakers.

He is currently a member of the SAGE Working Group at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, which is developing a business plan for a new private/public organization to enhance American public diplomacy and strategic communication efforts.


> John Sorensen, Vice President of Production

John Sorensen is Vice President of Production for Grace Creek Media. Currently John oversees production, operations and programming for GCM’s projects, including the web and video development of The Freedom Collection, an internet channel that archives and presents oral histories of leading dissidents from around the world.

John has deep experience in both the creative and technical aspects of non-fiction programming for public television, cable, VOD, and the web.

At Grace Creek, he has developed a file-based digital workflow for producing, scheduling and delivering VOD content.

He produced and directed Grace Creek’s documentary Project Happiness, which he shot on-location from India to Nigeria and personally edited much of the film. John has produced programming as varied as the epicurean travel series Wine, Food & Friends with Karen MacNeil, to historical documentaries, featuring interviews ranging from Henry Kissinger, George Lucas to the Dalai Lama.

He has supervised, produced and directed several studio programs such the PBS series Think Tank. He has coordinated and supervised major documentary projects such as the PBS miniseries Heaven On Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism and The First Measured Century.

Before moving to Washington, John worked in Chicago as a writer, producer, and editor on several documentaries for A&E television including the series American Justice and Biography. His two-hour special J. Edgar Hoover: Personal and Confidential won a Bronze Chris Award. John has also produced and directed the independent documentary The Road to Yucca Mountain, a look at the proposed nuclear waste storage site near Las Vegas.

He received a BA in International Service from American University in Washington, D.C., an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and attended FAMU, the Czech National Film School in Prague. Prior to working in film, John taught English to Junior High School students in rural Japan.


> Gerald Goldman, Director of Post Production/Senior Editor

Gerald Goldman manages Grace Creek Media's in-house post production efforts, and is the primary editor for all GCM projects.

As Director of Post Production, Goldman is hands-on in all areas of the latest video workflows. From editing, graphics and finishing to metadata management and delivery, he consistently gets top quality content to viewers on a wide variety of platforms. GCM’s distribution outlets include: broadcast, VOD, web, mobile and OTT devices.

From 2004-2007, Goldman was a senior editor at Team Sound & Vision in Washington DC, where he specialized in long format programs. His award-winning documentaries have been seen on PBS, the National Geographic Channel, A&E, Discovery Science, Fox News, and Animal Planet, among others.

In 1998, Goldman was one of the first to join the new American cable network BBC America. As a member of the new network's Program Department, he played an integral part in establishing the look and pacing of the channel, and produced and edited promos, ad sales presentations and interstitials, as well as long-form programming. BBCA is currently distributed in more than 65 million US households.
Mr. Goldman is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with a BFA in Film & Television


> Emily Johnson, New Media Producer

Emily Johnson is New Media Producer for Grace Creek Media. She has 14 years web production experience starting with the Maryland State Department of Education.

Emily managed & produced the following new media projects for Grace Creek:

- IdeasinactionTV.com
- Ideas In Action Channel (Roku)
- Sportskool’s seven Roku Channels (Fitness, Yoga, Extreme Sports, Team Sports, Women’s Sports, Golf, Endurance.)
- Sportskool.com website
- Sportskool Coaches & Parents ‘It’s More Than a Game’ short-run website
- Sportskool on Sony (OTT subscription channel in Sony’s Fitness & Wellness portal)
- SportskoolPlus (subscription Youtube Channel)
- Gracecreek.com website
- YogaSessions.TV (subscription website)