Catherine Tatge – Co Founder and Managing Director

Catherine Tatge is an Emmy Award winning producer and director in film and television. Her diverse body of work covers a wide spectrum of topics and themes: biographical portraits for the PBS’ series American Masters, music, performance and dance for PBS’ Great Performances and documentary films for national broadcast on PBS on the world of ideas and the human condition – including films on myth, love and hate, domestic violence and sex trafficking, youth violence in America, faith in the modern world, and the meaning of modern art. She has worked extensively with Bill Moyers on a number of his major series, and worked with the likes of the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Eli Wiesel, Nadine Gordimer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Motherwell, Merly Streep, Bill T. Jones, Peter Sellars, Peter Brook, Louise Erdrich, Twyla Tharp, Barbara Hendricks, Benny Golson, Patty Duke, Sam Waterston, James Earl Jones and others. 

 Ms. Tatge has been honored with numerous awards including an Emmy Award, a number of CINE Gold Eagle Awards and Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo Awards, as well as the Gracie Award, The DuPont Columbia Award, The ACE Award, The Humanitas Prize, The San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award, and the Silver Screen Award for the U.S. International Film and Video Festival Awards, among many others. She is a member of the Directors Guild of American and the Writers Guild. Member of Women in Film, National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences. She speaks fluent Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. She received her BA in 1972 from Lawrence University and an Honorary Doctorate from Lawrence University in 2006.

Dominique Lasseur – Co-Founder and Executive Director

Dominique Lasseur is a producer of film and television, and co founder of production companies Global Village Media and Tatge/Lasseur Productions. With numerous productions in the U.S. and abroad, his work has embraced performance, performance documentaries, biographical profiles, news and public affairs, and informational programming. From Holo Mai Pele—a dance/performance special on PBS’ Great Performances —to a series entitled Dances of Life, he also produced Breaking the Silence: Journeys of Hope, a PBS special on domestic violence, as well as special programming for the Pew Charitable Trust, Harvard Business School, and Fred Friendly Seminars. Other projects include Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories and The Question of God: C.S. Lewis & Sigmund Freud. He recently produced a series on Ethics in America for the Fred Friendly Seminars, featuring many notable participants, including Supreme Court Justices Scalia and O'Connor.