Executive Producers ROB EPSTEIN and JEFFREY FRIEDMAN's partnership in making non-fiction and feature films began in 1987 when they opened an office in a former convent and Catholic girl's school in San Francisco and founded Telling Pictures. Their creative styles clicked and their films have since played in movie theaters, at festivals, and on television throughout the world. Between them they have received two Academy Awards®, five Emmy Awards®, three Peabodys®, as well as Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships.

Their latest film HOWL, starring James Franco and featuring Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, Treat Williams, Alessandro Nivola and Bob Balaban, was the opening night film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won the 2011 Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review.

Their films together include Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (Academy Award®, Feature Documentary, 1989), Where Are We? (Sundance Documentary Competition, 1991), The Celluloid Closet (Emmy Award® for directing, Peabody®, duPont-Columbia Awards, 1995), and Paragraph 175 (Sundance Film Festival jury award for directing, 2000). They produced and directed seven episodes Crime & Punishment (2001-2), Dick Wolf's non-fiction NBC prime-time spin-off of Law & Order.

Prior to their partnership, Rob Epstein conceived, directed, co-produced and co-edited The Times of Harvey Milk The film touched audiences immediately, becoming a festival sensation, and winning the Academy Award® for Best Feature documentary as well as the New York Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction film of 1985 The film is being reissued on DVD and Blu-Ray as part of the Criterion Collection in 2011.