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David B. Sontag

David B. Sontag, American producer, writer, educator.

Background

  • Sontag, David B. was born on August 17, 1934 in New York City. Son of Samuel John and Lily (Gumple) Sontag.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1955.

    Career

    • Director, cameraman Station University of North Carolina-television, 1954-1955. Program executive NBC, 1955-1959. Director development Columbia Broadcasting System Films, 1959-1961.

      Owner, operator David Sontag Enterprises, 1961-1963. Executive producer, head of specialists ABC, 1963-1967. President David Sontag Productions Inc., 1968-1998.

      Senior vice president creative affairs 20th Century Fox, 1976—1982. President Western Slope Communications, Ltd., 1973-1987. Wesley Wallace visiting professor University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000-2001, Wesley Wallace dinsting. professor, since 2001, director writing for screen and stage program.

      Lecturer Aspen Institute Humanistic Study, Action for Children's television, Washington, Colorado Mountain College, University Southern California, University Colorado, College Santa Fe, Aspen Film Festival, North Carolina State University. Faculty member American Film Institute, The Center for Advanced Film and television Studies, 1987-1989. Consultant University California, Riverside.

    Works

    Membership

    Vice chairman, board directors Earth Echo International. Past trustee, member executive committee Aspen Music Festival. Founder Native Americans International Film Exposition, Santa Fe.

    Trustee, past vice chairman, board trustees Carolina Theater, Durham. Board trustees North Carolina Symphony, Executive & Strategic Planning Committees, North Carolina Symphony. Advisory board Carolina PLayMakers Repertory Theatre.

    Member faculty board Morehead Planetarium & Science Foundation. Past board directors North Carolina Jewish Film Festival. Board directors North Carolina Hillel.

    Past board directors Institute Preservation of the Original Language of Americas, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe. Past president, board directors Full Frame Documentary Festival. Member of Southwestern Association Indian Arts, Writers Guild American, Society Order of Holy Grail and Valkyries (honorary).
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    Born August 17, 1934
    • 1955
      North Carolina State University
    • 2001
      Wesley Wallace visiting professor, University North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1954 - 1955
      Director
    • 1955 - 1959
      program executive, National Broadcasting Company
    • 1959 - 1961
      director, development Columbia Broadcasting System Films
    • 1961 - 1963
      owner
    • 1963 - 1967
      executive, of specialists American Broadcasting Company
    • 1963 - 1967
      head, of specialists American Broadcasting Company
    • 1968 - 1998
      president, David Sontag Productions Incorporated
    • 1973 - 1987
      president, Western Slope Communications
    • 1976 - 1982
      senior, vice president creative affairs 20th Century Fox
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