Monica_Lange.jpgNecessary Voices, University of Bridgeport’s series exploring the world of the arts and ideas, is proud to present Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and television producer Monica Lange in the Littlefield Theater at the Arnold Bernhard Center at 4:30 p.m., Thursday November 20.

The event, at 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, is free and open to all.

Using film clips from her current work, Lange will explain the process of storytelling in documentaries and how filmmakers shape footage of real life into finished sequences with a compelling narrative arc.

Lange, a television producer and documentary filmmaker at Trailblazer Studios in Durham, North Carolina, received an Emmy Award for “Television with a Conscience” for Unlocking Autism, a documentary about the search for the causes of the disability.

Previously, she coproduced and directed THE HAPPINESS OF STILL LIFE: Scenes from the Austrian Biedermeier. Winner of numerous international film festivals, it has been featured in screenings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre.

In 2002, she was Producer/Director of Bill Moyers’s America’s First River: Stories from the Hudson.

Her other credits include, but are not limited to, Autism X6, a documentary she wrote and produced about a family with six children with autism, and Sextuplets Take New York, a mini-series on the first Hispanic sextuplets in the US.

Most recently Lange won a prestigious development grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute for science programming for television. This led to Special Delivery Unit, a mini-series she is currently producing for PBS.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625,