Rhett Turner – Producer
Rhett Turner President, Red Sky Productions, Atlanta, Georgia, is a producer and director of photography who has focused on international documentaries for global television audiences since 1999. His state of the art production company has traveled to virtually every part of the world – Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Europe and South America. Turner has shot award-winning programs in high definition for the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, including Journey of a Masterpiece: Lion and Serpent, Renzo Piano: Designing a Village for the Arts and Verocchio’s David Restored. He has served as director of photography for programs which aired on CNN and TBS, including Rwanda Gorilla, El Lobo: The Song of the Wolf, and Pollinators in Peril. Turner was director of photography on the monumental PBS series narrated by Walter Cronkite, Avoiding Armageddon, and he produced as well as shot Antarctica: The Spirit of Adventure.
Jonathan Wickham – Producer
Jonathan Wickham is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Malawi, Africa, educated in the UK, he started working in television at Turner Broadcasting. Through his production company ZoëTV, he has written and produced critically acclaimed television documentaries on a variety of subjects including Renzo Piano: Designing a Village for the Arts, co-produced with Red Sky Productions. He also regularly produces programs for prominent Atlanta-based groups like CDC and the High Museum of Art. Wickham’s broadcast production credits include two episodes for NOVA, PBS’s flagship science series, Lincoln’s Secret Weapon and The Mummy Who Would Be King; for the History Channel, a one-hour special, Titanic’s Tragic Sister, an episode of the series, Tougher in Alaska, and five episodes of the series, Deep Sea Detectives; and Living on the Moon, an upcoming episode of the science series Naked Science for the National Geographic Channel.
Sona Chambers – Development and Sponsorship
Sona Chambers has a master of science in Environmental Science and over 22 years experience in nonprofit management, government relations, corporate cause marketing, fundraising events and donor cultivation. She has managed the marketing, public relations and development efforts for Jane Fonda’s public charity G-CAPP, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc’s Captain Planet Foundation, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. She also managed a US Environmental Protection Agency Public Information Center and the community/public relations for two Emmy Award-winning programs for the largest public television station in the country, WNET/Thirteen. She is currently President of 4 A Great Cause, a management and consulting firm that specializes in corporate cause marketing, event management, donor cultivation and community relations for private foundations and 501c3’s.
For Georgia Public Broadcasting
Pamela Roberts, Executive Producer, has been with Georgia Public Broadcasting over ten years and currently is producing a television documentary on the generational legacy of child abuse. She is executive producer for the network's prime-time arts show, "State of the Arts” and won a 2008 Emmy for producing the Best Arts and Entertainment feature in the Southeast. She has also served as executive producer for the weekly public affairs program, "Georgia Week in Review," as well as the interview series featuring outstanding Georgians titled "Conversations." In 2005 she won a regional Emmy for a special about the dangers of methamphetamine.
Bob Olive is General Manager of Georgia Public Broadcasting with responsibility for television programming (acquisition, production, and scheduling), and television broadcast operations. He joined GPB in 2001 from PBS in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was Senior Director of Major Projects within the Programming Division. His responsibilities there included PBS’ national coverage of the presidential campaign and election in 2000, the PBS Pilot Schedule Project (an effort to improve program scheduling in selected markets nationally), creation of the PBS/CPB Producers’ Academy, and a national effort to improve the production capability of selected local stations.