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RON HONSA, Director / Co-producer / Co-writer

Ron Honsa founded Moving Pictures over two decades ago and has overseen hundreds of projects for the company’s diverse clientele. Under his leadership, Moving Pictures has distinguished itself as a production company for original programming, music specials, documentaries, and sports entertainment. Its work has been recognized through the years by a wide range of industry awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award, a DuPont Award for Broadcast Excellence, and Emmy Awards.

Honsa’s broad experience in film and television have taken him all over the world and placed him in almost every type of production environment. The company’s production credits include: The One Show, US Tennis Open, CBS Reports, The District, NOW with Bill Moyers, ESPN’s Battle of the Giants, Road Dreams, One Life to Live, Sesame Street, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Live at Lincoln Center, Cosmic Café, Scavengers, Between the Lions, Girls on the Move, and America's Most Wanted.

Honsa has directed second-unit production for feature films including Head of State, Cadillac Man, Fallen, Silence of the Lambs, She-Devil, True Colors, Quick Change, Jungle Fever, and Awakenings. During his career, Ron has directed such well-known personalities as Lauren Bacall, Robin Williams, Bill Moyers, Nelson Mandela, Gladys Knight, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jim Nantz, Deborah Norville, Alec Baldwin, and other celebrities.

Throughout his career, Ron Honsa has had a personal passion for producing dance for television. He produced and directed the award-winning documentary The Men Who Danced. He has directed television specials of Dance Theatre of Harlem and Limon Dance Company for Lincoln Center Dance Collection. An interactive video with Savion Glover, a profile of Paul Taylor, and Honsa’s video work for the Balanchine Trust was profiled in The Talk of the Town for The New Yorker magazine.

Ron Honsa’s documentary work has been honored with awards in the International Film and TV Festival of New York, the Chicago International Film Festival, the American Film Festival, Dance on Camera, and the Houston Film Festival.