Producer MARY WHARTON is an award-winning producer, writer and director who has dedicated her career to making documentaries about music. Her most recent film, which she wrote, produced and directed for the PBS "American Masters" series, Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound , premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was broadcast worldwide, including on the BBC and ART.

Wharton's previous work includes the 2004 Grammy® winner, Sam Cooke: Legend, network television specials for NBC, Elvis Lives, and ABC, The Beatles Revolution ; and documentaries for the VH1 "Legends" series about David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Doors, George Clinton and U2. She also served as a producer on the Grammy®-winning Bruce Springsteen: Wings For Wheels, The Making of Born To Run and as an executive producer of Tell Them Anything You Want: A Profile of Maurice Sendak, directed by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze (HBO, 2009).