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Michael Korolenko is a teacher, writer, and filmmaker living in Washington state. Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, he did undergraduate work in English and film at Vassar College. He received his Masters of Science degree for his thesis film, "Since '45," a documentary on recent American history and the media. The film went on to win a special Academy Award for Best Documentary as well as the Focus Competition Award. It was screened at both FILMEX in Los Angeles and the New York Film Festival and was televised nationally on Showtime, the Discovery Channel, and Jim Lehrer's PBS series"U.S. Chronicle."
He also made numerous independent films, including "Chords of Fame, " a musical biography about American folk singer Phil Ochs and the 1960s, funded in part by grants from both The American Film Institute and The National Endowment for the Arts. He made a short "electric folk operetta," "TAMLIN," based on an old Scottish ballad, as well as numerous corporate films.
The Comet Chronicles is another recent production that Michael is involved with creating. It is directed by Wade Chitwood and scheduled for release spring 2011.
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