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.

  
  
   
  
  

  
  
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  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.

  
  
   
  
  

  
  
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  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.  







 
 
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 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.