James Der Derian is a Professor (Research) of International Studies at Brown University and a filmmaker. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford, Harvard, MIT, USC, Copenhagen, PRIO, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Most recently he was a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. His articles on war, technology, and the media have appeared in the Berliner Zeitung, New York Times, Nation, Washington Quarterly, and Wired. His most recent books are Critical Practices of International Theory (Routledge 2008) and Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network (Routledge 2009). He has produced three documentaries with Udris Films, VY2K, After 9/11, and Human Terrain, which won the Audience Award at the 2009 Festival dei Popoli in Florence and has been an official selection at numerous international film festivals. His most recent documentary, produced in collaboration with Phil Gara, is Project Z: The Final Global Event, which premiers at the Leipzig DOK film festival in 2012.
Award-winning filmmaker and television producer Ted Bogosian has been directing, producing and writing long-form documentaries since 1978 and collaborating with the Levinson/Fontana Company on network episodic drama and independent films since 1997. He has taught the Visting Filmmaker's Master Course at Duke University for several semesters, and serves on the board of Duke/Durham's FullFrame documentary film festival. Bogosian is a longtime member of the Director's Guild of America and recently served a two-year term on the DGA's elected Board of Directors. He was recently re-elected to serve a third term on the DGA's Eastern Director's Council, chaired by Stephen Soderbergh; chairs the DGA East Coast Student Film Awards; serves on the DGA PAC's President's Council, co-chaired by Taylor Hackford and Paris Barclay; and is a 30-year member of the Writer's Guild of America, East.