Hey, I'm Bill!

Boston, Massachusetts

Bill Lichtenstein's work as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and documentary producer spans more than 50 years, and has been honored with more than 60 major journalism awards. 

Bill founded the Peabody Award-winning Lichtenstein Creative Media (LCMedia) in 1990 to produce high-quality film, TV and radio productions on social justice and human rights issues, as well as innovative educational outreach and social marketing campaigns. 

Productions include the PBS documentary "WBCN and The American Revolution" and companion book (MIT Press); "West 47th Street” the award-winning cinema verité documentary film; “The Infinite Mind,” for a decade public radio’s most honored and listened to health and science program; the groundbreaking “Voices of an Illness” documentary series, the first programs to feature people who had recovered from serious mental illness telling their own stories in their own words; and “If I Get Out Alive,” narrated by Academy Award-winning actress and child advocate Diane Keaton, which exposed the conditions faced by young people incarcerated in adult correctional institutions. 

Previously, Bill worked for seven years for ABC News producing investigative reports for “20/20,” “World News Tonight” and “Nightline” that told compelling human stories involving social justice issues including abused and dying children in Oklahoma state juvenile institutions; battered women convicted of murdering their abusers; and the first national reporting on the Environmental Protection Agency and Superfund abuses for Nightline. Later, he was one of two producers of the ABC-TV program “Jimmy Breslin’s People.”  

Bill has been a contributor to the Huffington Post, and written extensively on politics, health issues and the media for the New York Times, Nation, Newsday, New York Daily News, Village Voice, and Boston Globe among others. 

His work, and that of LCMedia, have received a George Foster Peabody Award; United Nations Media Award; three National News Emmy nominations; Guggenheim Fellowship; eight National Headliner Awards; and four Gracie Awards from the American Women in Radio and TV, among other journalism honors.   

Bill is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  He taught Investigative Reporting for TV as well as Documentary Film at the New School for Social Research from 1979 through 2006. 

My Projects

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Broken (former working title: Thrownaway Kids)

Boston, Massachusetts Film Feature
Documentary

Exposing the broken child welfare and protection system that costs rather than saves the lives of kids -- and what it would take to fix it.

80%

This project got the green light!

Adventure Date!

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Horror

After being expelled from quilting graduate school for using witchcraft, Susan meets a stranger for a tinder date that goes terribly wrong

103%

This project got the green light!

You Promise?

Malmö, Sweden Film Short
Drama, Family

A short film about family love, divorce, and fear of change - from a five-year-old's perspective.

138%

This project got the green light!

WBCN and The American Revolution

Cambridge, Massachusetts Film Feature
Documentary

"The incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything."

100%

This project got the green light!

Expanding Sanctuary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Documentary

The documentary follows the historic campaign to end the sharing of police database information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

100%

This project got the green light!

Tristan and Isaac

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

Two lovers get swept up in a romance with no concern for consequences.

82%

This project got the green light!

WBCN and The American Revolution

Cambridge, Massachusetts Film Feature
Documentary

Help us complete the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics and rock and roll changed everything.

80%

This project got the green light!

WBCN and The American Revolution

Cambridge, Massachusetts Film Feature
Documentary

The incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything.

101%

This project got the green light!

Made Public

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A fast-paced, poignant comedy about a groom whose reservations about marriage go viral on the eve of his wedding. *2017 Emergence Winner*

87%

This project got the green light!

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