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Producer , writer , cinematographer , Film director

Julian Arthur Krainin, American Film director, producer, writer, cinematographer ( art: perf.)film director, producer, writer, cinematographer.


Krainin, Julian Arthur was born on January 24, 1941 in New York City. Son of David A. and Anne N. (Wineblatt) Krainin.


Bachelor of Science, Allegheny College, 1962. HHD (honorary), Allegheny College, 1993. Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1965.


Producer special projects Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, New York City, 1967-1969, also producer, director, writer, since 1967. Vice president, executive producer Krainin/Sage Productions, Inc., 1969-1980, also director, writer, 1969-1980. President Krainin Productions, Inc., since 1976.

National lecturer motion pictures at various university and colleges, since 1967. Consultant on films University Massachusetts, 1973. Juror Mid-West Film Makers and Graphic Arts Festival, 1971-1972, National Emmy Awards, 1975-1982, 85-90, Directors Guild of America Awards, 1987-1990.

Member journalism advisory board Queens College, 1987-1990. Board directors Brooklyn Center for Families in Crises, 1986-1990. Journalism advisory board Queens College.


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  • Other Work

    • Films include: The Reluctant Revolution, 1968, Exit to Nowhere, 1967, Promises to Keep, 1967, The March, 1965, Nowhere Fast, 1968, Hide and Seek, 1966, (with Jacques Cousteau) Oceans: The Silent Crisis, 1972, Art is (Academy award nominee, honorary screenings White House, Museum Modern Art), 1972, The Other Americans (Emmy award), 1969, Princeton: A Search for Answers (Academy award), 1973, The American Experiment, 1974, Going Metric, 1975, To America, 1976, The Broken Silence, 1976, The World of James Michener: Hawaii Revisited, 1977, The World of James Michener: The South Pacific, End of Eden? (honorary screening Museum Modern Art), 1978, (with Ed Asner) The Writer, 1980, The Making of an Opera, 1980, Luciano Pavorotti At Home, 1980, La Gioconda miniseries, 1980, Heritage: Civilization and the Jews (Peabody, Emmy, Christopher awards), 1981-1982, Public Broadcasting Service series, Columbia Broadcasting System Reports: Don't Touch that Dial!: The Making of a Television Series (Emmy nominee, television Guide citation, 1982, The Smithsonian Quadrangle: A View from the Castle, 1984, America Undercover: The Wrong Man, 1985-1986, (with Tom Peters) The Power of Excellence, 1987. (with Abba Eban) Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, Disaster at Silo 7, 1988, Memory and Imagination, New Pathways to the Library of Congress, 1990. Documentary film: The Television Quiz Show Scandal, 1991, Queen's College, 1993, (feature film) Quiz Show, 1994 (4 Academy award nominations including Best Picture), The Unabomber: Deadly Mail!, 1996, The Thousand Acre Universe, 1996, George Wallace (Golden Globe, Humanitas, Cable Ace, Peabody awards), The John Glenn Story: Return to Space and Return of the Hero, 1998-1999, Something the Lord Made, 2004 (Emmy, 9 Nominations, 3 awards including Best television Movie, Peabody, American Film.

      Institute, Director Guild American, Christopher, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image, Freddie, television Critics Association awards and nominations).


Recipient numerous awards and citations including Academy Award, 1973, Emmy Award, 1969, 2004, Chicago International Film Festival award, 1969, 77, 78, Florence International Film Festival award, 1969, Cine Golden Eagle awards, 1969, 72, 73, 74, 76, 78, Photograph Society of America award, 1968, Venice Film Festival award, 1970, Moscow International Film Festival award, 1970, Cindy award Producers Association American, 1971, 76, San Francisco International Film Festival award, 1972, American Film Festival award, 1974, 76, 78, Tel Aviv International Film Festival award, 1970, Atlanta International Film Festival award, 1969, 72, Festival of Americas award, 1976, New York International Film and television Festival award, 1969, 72, Gabriel award, 1968-1970, Oberhausen International Film Festival award, 1969, Columbus Film Festival award, 1973, Mannheim International Film Festival award, 1969, United States Industrial Film Festival award, 1973, Ohio State award, 1967, New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center award, 1970. Member Writers Guild American (awards), Academy Motion Picture Arts and science, Photograph Society of America, Directors Guild American (award 1973).


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, physics, poetry.


Married Martha Wineblatt, June 17, 1967. 1 child, Todd Philip.

David A. Krainin

Anne N. (Wineblatt) Krainin

Martha Wineblatt

Todd Philip Krainin