One year. Ten hours of programming in production.

Room 608, a media production company in New York City, is a team of filmmakers committed to bringing the best stories to life.

JONATHAN HALPERIN - Executive Producer, Room 608, Inc. Jonathan Halperin is an Emmy-award winning documentary producer and writer. Currently, he is the series producer and director of a four-hour science and natural history special for Nature on PBS. Previously, Halperin was the senior executive producer for event programming at National Geographic Television where he most recently oversaw Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron, which earned among highest ratings for the National Geographic Channel in 2012, and Untamed Americas, an award winning natural history series. USA Today wrote, “[Untamed Americas] elegant rawness comes through in everything … every shoot was the culmination of extensive research…and technological innovation.”  For four years, Halperin ran National Geographic Explorer, the premier series on National Geographic Channel.  On his watch, Explorer earned a primetime Emmy for investigative journalism and another for research; Explorer also garnered 16 national News and Documentary Emmy nominations and won a Television Academy Honor for ‘Television with a Conscience’.  Halperin’s own films have been broadcast on PBS, NBC, CNBC, the National Geographic Channel, and TechTV. The New York Times called his film, Secrets of Revelation, “a thing of beauty: a real aesthetic and moral achievement.” About Inside Guantanamo, which Halperin wrote, the Times said, “The main interest here is in getting viewers to think, not getting them riled.”  He produced and wrote the “Troubled Water” episode of Strange Days on Planet Earth, which won awards at festivals around the world. Halperin has also sold two feature screenplays.

JONATHAN HALPERIN - Executive Producer, Room 608, Inc.

Jonathan Halperin is an Emmy-award winning documentary producer and writer. Currently, he is the series producer and director of a four-hour science and natural history special for Nature on PBS.

Previously, Halperin was the senior executive producer for event programming at National Geographic Television where he most recently oversaw Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron, which earned among highest ratings for the National Geographic Channel in 2012, and Untamed Americas, an award winning natural history series. USA Today wrote, “[Untamed Americas] elegant rawness comes through in everything … every shoot was the culmination of extensive research…and technological innovation.” 

For four years, Halperin ran National Geographic Explorer, the premier series on National Geographic Channel.  On his watch, Explorer earned a primetime Emmy for investigative journalism and another for research; Explorer also garnered 16 national News and Documentary Emmy nominations and won a Television Academy Honor for ‘Television with a Conscience’. 

Halperin’s own films have been broadcast on PBS, NBC, CNBC, the National Geographic Channel, and TechTV. The New York Times called his film, Secrets of Revelation, “a thing of beauty: a real aesthetic and moral achievement.” About Inside Guantanamo, which Halperin wrote, the Times said, “The main interest here is in getting viewers to think, not getting them riled.”  He produced and wrote the “Troubled Water” episode of Strange Days on Planet Earth, which won awards at festivals around the world. Halperin has also sold two feature screenplays.

MARK MANNUCCI -  Executive Producer, Room 608, Inc. Mark Mannucci is an  Emmy and Peabody award winning producer, director and writer.   His current film, The Spitfire Project, the story of a British farmer’s quest to unearth a lost squadron of planes buried in Burma, is in post-production.  With Jonathan Halperin,  Mannucci founded Room 608, Inc. a new media and documentary production company based in New York.   The company currently has six films in production and development.   Mannucci is also producing, with Halperin, a documentary for the Discovery Channel about an expedition in search of the world’s deepest cave.  His previous six films were produced for National Geographic.  Inside Death Row (2010 Television Academy Honor), is a story about the death penalty in Texas told through the lives of three condemned men;  To Catch A Smuggler, is a behind closed doors look at border protection at John F. Kennedy International Airport;  Moment Of Death, is about what happens to the brain and body when we die; Journey To An Alien Moon, chronicles the search for alien life within our solar system; and How To Build A Beating Heart (2010 Gold Hugo, Chicago International Television Competition), is about the science of growing human organs and body parts.  Last year, he completed The Apostles, a film about the birth of Christianity in the four decades after the execution of Jesus.  For public television, Mannucci created Curious, (2008 Gold Hugo, Cine Golden Eagle) an immersion into cutting edge science and the ways it affects our lives. For PBS’ Great Performances,  Mannucci produced and directed Bill Irwin Clown Prince  (2005 Gold Hugo), about the work of actor, director, writer and clown, Bill Irwin.  Other work includes segments for The Music in Me, a documentary series for HBO about kids who’ve made music a central part of their lives (Peabody Award).   At WNET,  New York’s PBS station, Mannucci was co-creator of EGG the arts show, which earned the 2002 Peabody Award, four 2002 national Emmy nominations, five New York Emmy Awards, 19 Cine Golden Eagles, a Special International Prize from the City of Montreux, and a place on the Los Angeles Times’ Best of Television 2000.  He produced the series City Life, which received a 2000 Peabody Award, as well as 9 New York Emmys and 2 CINE Golden Eagles.

MARK MANNUCCI -  Executive Producer, Room 608, Inc.

Mark Mannucci is an  Emmy and Peabody award winning producer, director and writer.   His current film, The Spitfire Project, the story of a British farmer’s quest to unearth a lost squadron of planes buried in Burma, is in post-production.  With Jonathan Halperin,  Mannucci founded Room 608, Inc. a new media and documentary production company based in New York.   The company currently has six films in production and development.   Mannucci is also producing, with Halperin, a documentary for the Discovery Channel about an expedition in search of the world’s deepest cave. 

His previous six films were produced for National Geographic.  Inside Death Row (2010 Television Academy Honor), is a story about the death penalty in Texas told through the lives of three condemned men;  To Catch A Smuggler, is a behind closed doors look at border protection at John F. Kennedy International Airport;  Moment Of Death, is about what happens to the brain and body when we die; Journey To An Alien Moon, chronicles the search for alien life within our solar system; and How To Build A Beating Heart (2010 Gold Hugo, Chicago International Television Competition), is about the science of growing human organs and body parts.  Last year, he completed The Apostles, a film about the birth of Christianity in the four decades after the execution of Jesus. 

For public television, Mannucci created Curious, (2008 Gold Hugo, Cine Golden Eagle) an immersion into cutting edge science and the ways it affects our lives. For PBS’ Great Performances,  Mannucci produced and directed Bill Irwin Clown Prince  (2005 Gold Hugo), about the work of actor, director, writer and clown, Bill Irwin.  Other work includes segments for The Music in Me, a documentary series for HBO about kids who’ve made music a central part of their lives (Peabody Award).   At WNET,  New York’s PBS station, Mannucci was co-creator of EGG the arts show, which earned the 2002 Peabody Award, four 2002 national Emmy nominations, five New York Emmy Awards, 19 Cine Golden Eagles, a Special International Prize from the City of Montreux, and a place on the Los Angeles Times’ Best of Television 2000.  He produced the series City Life, which received a 2000 Peabody Award, as well as 9 New York Emmys and 2 CINE Golden Eagles.

ANNA BOWERS - Producer, Room 608, Inc. Anna Bowers is a producer at Room 608, Inc. a new media and documentary production company based in New York. Her current film, The Spitfire Project, the story of a British farmer’s quest to unearth a lost squadron of planes buried in Burma, is in post-production. Along with Room 608’s founders, Jonathan Halperin and Mark Mannucci, Bowers has produced three films for the National Geographic Channel. Previously, she produced and managed documentaries for PBS and HBO. At Room 608, Bowers runs all aspects of the production process, from development, location and studio shooting as well as post-production. She is also currently co-producing a documentary for the Discovery Channel about an expedition in search of the world's deepest cave.

ANNA BOWERS - Producer, Room 608, Inc.

Anna Bowers is a producer at Room 608,

Inc. a new media and documentary

production company based in New York.

Her current film, The Spitfire Project, the

story of a British farmer’s quest to unearth a

lost squadron of planes buried in Burma, is

in post-production. Along with Room 608’s

founders, Jonathan Halperin and Mark

Mannucci, Bowers has produced three films

for the National Geographic Channel.

Previously, she produced and managed

documentaries for PBS and HBO.

At Room 608, Bowers runs all aspects of the production process, from

development, location and studio shooting as well as post-production. She is also

currently co-producing a documentary for the Discovery Channel about an expedition in search of the world's deepest cave.