President and Creative Director
Juan Mandelbaum has been recognized as a documentary filmmaker and
social marketing expert, and has also worked as consultant, teacher
His work has been broadcast on a variety of venues, from AMERICAN
PLAYHOUSE to SESAME STREET, and has won multiple awards, including
three EMMYs. He was a producer/director at WGBH-Boston on AMERICAS,
a 10-part PBS series on Latin America.
As part of his interest in promoting Latin American culture Juan
has curated several series of films from the region, including LATIN
VISIONS, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and CINE ARGENTINO,
at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the largest-ever retrospective
of Argentine film and video held in the United States.
A native of Argentina, Juan holds an M.A. in Communications from
the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania,
which in 1998 awarded him the Merrill Panitt Citizenship Award,
given each year at graduation to an alumnus in recognition of their
Juan is past president of International Film Seminars, organizers
of the Flaherty Film Seminars and has served on panels for the Massachusetts
Cultural Council and ITVS.
He has been a Lecturer at the Annenberg School, an Instructor at
Boston University and Adjunct Faculty at the Art Institute of Boston.