Guest Speaker Sally Kaplan – 2016
is an award winning producer and writer with twenty years of film and television experience. Partnering with David Vassar and Backcountry Pictures in 2003, Sally has served as producer on DISCOVER HETCH HETCHY, GRAND TETON VIDEO RIVERS, PERSPECTIVE FROM THE PEAKS, RED WHITE AND GREEN, and CALIFORNIA FOREVER. Additionally, Sally has worked as a field producer and writer on programs for PBS, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, and many others.
She has served as guest artist and associate professor of Film and Video at NYU, UCLA, University of Colorado, Naropa Institute and was a Fellow of the Colorado Council on the Arts. Her screenplay, “CROSSROADS,” was produced through American Film Institute’s highly competitive Directing Workshop for Women.
Sally was Executive Editor of a 9-panel video installation for the acclaimed exhibit on DNA at the
She also served as Associate Producer on the film celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National
Gallery of Art in Washington, DC directed by Academy Award winner Aviva Slesin as well as an exhibit film for the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Art of Indonesia.
Sally currently serves as Producer for the desert documentary