Paul Mitchell, Producer
Paul Mitchell was born in Boston in 1961. He began working in television in 1986, for ABC News Moscow. Since 1990 he has lived in the UK. In 1998 he co-founded the independent production company Wilton Films, specializing in historical documentaries and current affairs. Among the rewards he has received are the US Emmy, two du-Pont Journalism Awards (including the Gold Award), a Peabody Award, three UK Indie Awards, three BAFTA nominations (one awarded), two UK Royal Television Society awards, a Silver Hugo, a FIPA Prix de Jury de 15 Ans, and several New York Festival Awards. His last film to air on Wide Angle was Future for Lebanon in 2007. He was educated at Trinity College, Hartford Conn., and the University of California, Berkeley.
Tania Rakhmanova, Producer/Director
Tania Rakhmanova was born In Moscow in 1962. She has made dozens of documentary films on historical and political themes, including the multiple award-winning How Putin Came to Power. Her first film to air on Wide Angle was the award-winning Greetings from Grozny. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Statistics. Moscow University, as well as an M.S. in Chemistry, and a MBA in International Business at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She began working as a print journalist in the USSR, and moved into documentary with work on the award-winning Discovery/BBC series The Second Russian Revolution. In 1998, she co-founded the independent production company Wilton Films with Paul Mitchell.