Brian Boyer – Executive Producer

Boyer began as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Sun Times. He was an editor for the Detroit Free Press; Focus News producer at WBBM-Ch2; producer for ABC’s 20/20; chief speechwriter for the late Harold Washington and Assistant Director of the Illinois Arts Council. He is author of “Cities Destroyed for Cash” nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, five novels and a collection of interviews from his PBS documentary about marriage. Boyer’s honors include 3 Emmys, a shared Peabody for the Agent Orange TV series and news awards for investigative journalism. In addition to documentary production, he is media consultant for reform candidates in Illinois.

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Dan Deters – Lead Creative

His background in music as an orchestral arranger and conductor also includes research in the physics and psychology of auditory perception used as a basis for standardized music aptitude tests. That effort led to an analysis of Eisenstein’s editing principles and his award-winning career in film editing and television production. Deters also helped inspire the passage of anti-SLAPP lawsuit legislation for the state of Illinois and is currently helping lead an effort to establish a national wildlife refuge on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin.