Michael Shamberg

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Michael Shamberg (born 1945) is an American former Time-Life correspondent and current film producer. His credits include Erin Brockovich, A Fish Called Wanda, Garden State, Gattaca, Pulp Fiction and The Big Chill. His production companies include Jersey Films, with Stacey Sher and Danny DeVito, and Double Feature Films, with his wife, Carla Santos Shamberg, executive producer of the Brockovich movie. In the 1960s and 1970s, counter-culture video collectives extended the role of the underground press to new communication technologies. In 1970, Shamberg co-founded a video collective called Raindance Corporation, which published a newspaper-magazine called Radical Software. Raindance Corporation later became TVTV, or Top Value Television. Shamberg and his first wife Megan Williams were founding members of TVTV. The collective believed new technology could effect social change. One example of this was Shamberg's work on In Hiding: A Conversation with Abbie Hoffman, which was broadcast on public TV's WNET/13 in May 1975, despite its content and dealings with America's renowned radical fugitive.

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