Bennett Singer

Bennett Singer is an award-winning producer/director/writer whose films have been screened at The Kennedy Center, The United Nations, The British Museum, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. His latest documentary, CURED, directed with Patrick Sammon, won a $50,000 award in the 2020 Library of Congress Lavine/Burns Prize for Film; it will air nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens series in October 2021. CURED has been optioned by 20th Television as the basis for a limited series on FX, to be written and executive produced by Steven Canals; Singer is serving as a producer on that project. He previously co-produced and co-directed BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN, a “potent and persuasive piece of historical rediscovery” (Los Angeles Times) that premiered at Sundance, aired nationally on PBS’ POV series, and won more than 20 international awards; and ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION, a “frightening and enlightening documentary” (WBEZ Radio) documentary that “lives up to its title” (New York Times). Hosted by political humorist Mo Rocca, the film aired nationally on PBS and won the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. Singer began his career at Blackside, Inc., where he served as an associate producer on EYES ON THE PRIZE II, the landmark PBS series on the history of the civil rights movement. The former executive editor of TIME Magazine’s education program, he is the author or editor of five books, including 42 UP, the companion volume to Michael Apted’s documentary series, and THE STUDENT BODY, a “wry, insider thriller” (Village Voice) that he wrote with three Harvard classmates.