Crazy Wolf Entertainment

Home Search Talent Request Form About Us References Industry News Contact Us
Industry News

Ken Burns

To book artists and talent such as Ken Burns for your corporate event, private party, fundraiser, or club, just use our Talent Request Form or Contact us.
"Sharing the American Experience"

In its review of Ken Burns' award-winning PBS series "The Civil War," The New York Times said that Ken Burns "takes his place as the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation." Ken Burns is also a spellbinding and brilliant orator who enthralls lecture audiences with his extraordinary vision of the United States of America and who we are as a people.

Ken Burns film-career debuted with the Oscar-nominated history on the Brooklyn Bridge, one of America's most beloved monuments. It was the beginning of a remarkable career in documentary filmmaking dedicated to exploring one deceptively simple question: Who are we as Americans?

Since then, Ken Burns has since produced a string of landmark television series for Public Broadcasting; "The Civil War," " Baseball," "Thomas Jefferson," and "Lewis and Clark," are among the best known. Burns gives history an immediacy that more conventional approaches lack, and as always, his subjects are uniquely American. A major series on the history of American jazz music is scheduled to air in the year 2000.

His films are the highest rated series in the history of American Public Television and have received nearly every major film and television award imaginable: the Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Peabody, and the duPont-Columbia Award, just to name a few. When commenting on his films, critics talk in terms of "epic filmmaking" and "heroic television." Columnist George Will spoke for millions of viewers when commenting upon Burns' masterpiece "The Civil War," saying "If better use has ever been made of television, I have not seen it and I do not expect to see better until Ken Burns turns his prodigious talents to his next project."

« Back to List