Ben Loeterman is an award-winning writer, director and producer of current affairs and
historical documentaries, often with an emphasis on social justice. After a 12-city
screening tour, his independent film The People v. Leo Frank was broadcast nationally on PBS and received extraordinary reviews from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. Before that, his work appeared on the first eighteen seasons of the PBS series FRONTLINE and three seasons of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (Golden Gate Bridge, Public Enemy #1, Rescue at Sea). In addition, Loeterman produced episodes of the PBS series The War that Made America and The Prize, based on Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the oil industry; God Fights Back, for the PBS/BBC series People’s Century; and an adventure film in Iryan Jaya for the Discovery Channel. His most recent film, John Portman: A Life in Building, appeared at architecture film festivals in Rotterdam, Tribeca, Toronto and Singapore and on public television.
He founded Ben Loeterman Productions, Inc. (BLPI) in 1996. Loeterman has won national Emmy awards for outstanding achievement in directing and investigative journalism, the Amnesty International’s Media Spotlight Award, and two duPont-Columbia Awards.