Emmy Award-winning producer/director Andrew Goldberg is the founder and owner of Two Cats Productions in New York City. For nearly 15 years he has produced and directed news and documentaries for such networks at PBS, ABC and CBS, along with numerous networks internationally.
His recent film, Jerusalem: Center of the World, aired April 1st, 2009 on the PBS National Program Service garnering ratings nearly 40% higher than the PBS national average. Praised for its multicultural approach, one newspaper called it “a generous-to-all rendering of history... filtered through three religions yet wrested free of the emotion and dogma that colors most views of the Holy City.” The Los Angeles Times called it “a yeoman’s task…timely and timeless.” and New York Newsday described it as “Wonderful… Grade A.” Hosted by Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour, the two-hour film explores Jerusalem’s history, culture and impact on the world.
His earlier film, The Armenian Genocide received extraordinary reviews and coverage in almost every major newspaper in the US including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. The NJ Star Ledger called it “…serious, literate and ultimately heartbreaking.” Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times described it as a “powerful” film that “…honors the victims of the Genocide.” The film, which was screened at the US Congress in an event hosted by three US Representatives, has been licensed internationally to networks in Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Finland and many other countries. Narrated by Julianna Margulies, the film features additional narrations from Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Laura Linney, Paul Rudd, Jared Leto and others. This production of this film followed three other PBS/Public Television films by Andrew about the Armenians including The Armenian Americans (NETA Award, NYF Worldmedal), Images of the Armenian Spirit (Telly Award), and The Armenians: A Story of Survival (CINE Golden Eagle award).
His 2003 PBS film, They Came to America explores stories of why people come to the United States, and what it means to –in their own words— to be American. The film which features interviews with Frank McCourt, Cheech Marin, Alex Yemenidjian (CEO of MGM) and others, won the CINE Golden Eagle for outstanding programming. According to The Wall Street Journal: “The producers knew what they were doing… An impressive 90 minutes… and a consistently affecting one.”
He also produced the acclaimed Proud To Serve: The Men and Women of the US Army, hosted by the legendary Walter Cronkite. The film, which aired nationwide on PBS stations tells the story through first person narratives, of what it means to be an American soldier and why they choose to serve. The Wall Street Journal wrote of the film that it was “...absorbing,” and “...not to be missed.” adding “...they are all narratives, extraordinary in their detail, to say nothing of their power to move.” The film was underwritten by Dell, United Technologies, Veterans Life Insurance, Vibram Shoes, and Balfour Rings.
In addition to many other prime-time PBS films, Goldberg has written and produced for Good Morning America’s “Weekend Window”, CBS News Sunday Morning, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and NOW With David Brancaccio. His work has been supported by more than 50 foundations including the Avanessians Family Foundation and The Aimwell Foundation.
He holds a BA in History from Northwestern University and an MBA (concentrations in Marketing and Policy) from The Graduate School of Business at The University of Chicago. He and his fiancée live in New York City.
As Office Manager of Two Cats Karla oversees everything from the needs of the busy production offices to the meows of Ditsy Kitty. Since relocating to New York from South Carolina in February of 2012, she's fallen in love with the city and already gained experience in the advertising and film production worlds. She LOVES cats and has her own production of two cats at home - Gamo and Gabby (short for Ferragamo and Gabbana) who are named in honor of Karla's fashion world interests.
Director of Development
Before joining the Two Cats team, Jonathan worked in development at Nancy Glass Productions in Philadelphia where he found characters and formats in the search for the next great hit. Previously he worked on several programs, among them Animal Planet’s TANKED and A&E’s Fix This Yard. He began his career as an intern for Voices in the Family on NPR and a research assistant on children’s media. Having graduated from NYU with a degree in “Comic Books, Punk Rock and Cinema of the Seventies,” he is thrilled to have found a career in which he can benefit from his degree. He lives in Harlem in an apartment above a crazy person.
Jim cut his editing chops in seventh grade on such classics as "Invasion of the Dinner Snatchers" and "Godzilla Meets Reagan." Now that he's grown up he's moved on to working with clients from the White House to PBS and cable networks including HGTV, History, Discovery, and TLC. At Two Cats, he can usually be found pushing Warrior the cat off his keyboard, until it just happens again.
Gabriel has been working as a freelance film professional in New York since graduating from Wesleyan University with a BA in film studies. His passion for video codecs and the latest tech is outmatched only by his love for the never-ending commute to his home in Bushwick. He has been working at Two Cats as an assistant editor since 2011. His days (and nights) in the office are spent processing incoming footage and admiring Ditsy Kitty.
Director of Photography
Award winning cinematographer Claudia Raschke-Robinson has photographed independent feature films and documentaries for over 20 years. She is best known for her smooth hand-held camera work and natural lighting style. Her background training is in dance, martial arts and fine arts. Claudia lives with her husband, who is a personal trainer and football coach and her two children in New York City. Notable documentaries include Peabody Award winning Black Magic (ESPN), A Sea Change (Discovery), What's Your Point, Honey? (Lifetime), The Leopards take Manhattan (HBO), Mad Hot Ballroom ( Paramount), Oscar-nominated My Architect (add'l DP), Oscar-nominated Small Wonder (add'l DP), Oscar nominated Sister Rose's Passion (add'l DP) as well as indie features like Kiss Me Guido, Walking in the Sky, Frame of Mind.
Director of Photography
DP Maciej Bugajak has been shooting non-stop since finishing film school in Lodz, Poland. During his career, which began in 1978, he has worked for Polish TV, NBC News, ABC News and countless other networks worldwide. Some of his coverage has included: the Olympics in Athens and Torino, the Czech Velvet Revolution, two (count ‘em) government coups in Russia, the Balkan wars, and The Intifadas in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. He has also shot many documentaries with names no one can understand including: Czy znasz czlowieka ukrytego w szafie, Zolnierze wykleci, Bezpieka-Pretorianie komunizmu, and Swiadomy przekaz (in production). Additionally he has worked on several Two Cats Productions including A Yiddish World Remembered, The Armenian Genocide, Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence and Jerusalem: Center of the World (in production). He likes tasty foods and trains that are, “for example, very fast.”