DAEDALUS PRODUCTIONS, INC., is a not-for-profit film and television production company established in 1980 by NINA ROSENBLUM and DANIEL V. ALLENTUCK to produce cutting-edge non-fiction television for network, public and cable markets as well as theatrical feature documentaries.
Internationally recognized as one of the most important producers of documentary and investigative cinema and television, Daedalus specializes in international co-production and has produced award winning documentaries with PBS, HBO, Showtime/NY Times TV, Canal + Spain, WDR Germany, La Sept France, Channel Four UK and SBS Australia. Daedalus has received numerous awards and is a highly respected member of the worldwide non-fiction community.
Co-founder of Daedalus Productions, Inc., writer/filmmaker Daniel Allentuck has devoted much of his 30+plus year career to creating documentaries exploring themes focusing on art, social photography and American social history. His films include AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE (PBS, New York Film Festival) IN SEARCH OF PITT STREET, LIBERATORS: FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS IN WWII (PBS, Academy Award nomination), A HISTORY OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, and ORDINARY MIRACLES: THE PHOTO LEAGUE'S NEW YORK (Van Gogh Prize For Best Documentary, Amsterdam Film Festival.) His articles have appeared in the IDA Journal and Lies Of Our Times. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Allentuck co-created an exhibition, THEY FIGHT WITH CAMERAS, with Manuela Fugenzi of Rome, and wrote a catalog essay for the companion book published by Postcart Editori.
His hilarious account of a luncheon with his late mother (actress Maureen Stapleton) will be published by Abrams in a forthcoming collection titled LATE LUNCHES, edited by Erica Heller.
Nina Rosenblum is President of DAEDALUS PRODUCTIONS, INC., and has produced and directed for TBS, HBO, PBS, New York Times Television, SHOWTIME, ABC and NBC. Her co-production partners have included Channel Four/UK; WDR/Germany; La Sept/France and SBS/Australia. She is a member of the Directors' Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and New York Women in Film.
Nina Rosenblum has taught undergraduate documentary film production at Hunter College, CUNY, and graduate documentary production at Columbia University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT
JACOB LAWRENCE: THE TRUMPET SOUNDS WITHIN MY SOUL
A feature documentary about the life and art of twentieth century African American artist Jacob Lawrence produced and written by Daniel Allentuck in partnership with WETA, Washington, D.C.
One of the most admired and original American painters of 20th century, “Lawrence brought an historian’s eye to his subject matter, achieving a synthesis of content and insight, inspiration and analysis, that endowed his best work with an ideographic validity that set him apart …His insistence on seeing race and work and the urban experience, social protest and aspirations both common and heroic, through the bifocal lens of the particular and the universal, constitutes his great legacy.” [David Levering Lewis]
Daedalus Productions' DVDs, Blu-rays, and books are available for home and educational purchase.