Robert Greenwald is president of Brave New Films, a nonprofit film company that he founded after a career in commercial television and film to motivate and educate viewers on the most pressing issues of the day. Brave New Films distributes its work for free through social media and in concert with nonprofit partners and movements. The group’s movies and videos have been screened around the world and viewed over tens of millions of times and counting.
At Brave New Films, Greenwald has directed and produced gripping full-length documentaries and exposés, as well as shorter documentary films and videos. His most recent documentaries Racially Charged America's Misdemeanor Problem, uncovers the history behind our racist Misdemeanor system, and Suppressed: The Fight to Vote tells the story of rampant voter suppression in Georgia’s 2018 midterm elections.
Greenwald’s investigative documentary shorts include Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons on Los Angeles’ Homeboy Industries, 16 Women and Donald Trump on President Trump’s serial abuse of women, and Immigrant Prisons on America’s system of privately-run immigrant detention centers.
Previous feature-length investigative documentaries include Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA, Unmanned: America's Drone Wars, War on Whistleblowers, Koch Brothers Exposed, Rethink Afghanistan, Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism and Uncovered: The War on Iraq.
Before launching Brave Films in 2005, Greenwald produced and/or directed more than 65 TV movies, miniseries and films as well as major theatrical releases. His early body of work includes Steal This Movie!, Breaking Up, A Woman of Independent Means and The Burning Bed.
Greenwald has earned 25 Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, the Peabody Award and the Robert Wood Johnson Award. He was awarded the 2002 Producer of the Year Award by the American Film Institute.
Devin Smith is the Vice President of Operations and Development at Brave New Films Action Fund. Previously, he was a producer at Robert Greenwald Productions where he co-produced the critically acclaimed documentaries Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism and Uncovered: The War on Iraq. At Brave New Foundation, Devin has produced Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price and he was also the supervising producer on two documentary television series – The ACLU Freedom Files and The Sierra Club Chronicles. Currently, he oversees the operations and business affairs of the company. Prior to producing film and television projects in Los Angeles, Devin founded and operated a graphics company (Ideas to Images) in North Carolina. He also worked for several years for indie film company DownHome Entertainment. Devin received his BS degree in business from Wake Forest University’s Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. He is also a graduate of the American Film Institute (AFI) where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Motion Picture Producing.