Ben Loeterman

Director/Producer/Writer
Ben Loeterman Productions, Inc

Ben Loeterman is an accomplished writer/producer/director of public affairs and historical documentaries.  His current film is Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip, premiering 9p Tues Oct 20 on PBS/American Masters.  He founded Ben Loeterman Productions, Inc. (BLPI) in 1996. His previous NEH-funded film, 1913Seeds of Conflict, traces the origins of today’s Israeli/Palestinian conflict (PBS). The People v. Leo Frank broadcast nationally to critical acclaim (PBS) and was selected as a Peabody Award finalist.   

 Loeterman’s work appeared on the first eighteen seasons on PBS/FRONTLINE.  His films also appeared on PBS/AMERICAN EXPERIENCE including Golden Gate BridgePublic Enemy #1 and Rescue at Sea. Loeterman has won national Emmys for directing and investigative journalism, Amnesty International's Media Spotlight Award and two duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards.