documentary films on critical issues: environment, equity, diversity, inclusion, education and current issues
as of May 2023
as of May 08, 2023
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Co-Director of Acquisitions, Treasurer
Mr. Michael Kuehnert
Michael is the Co-Director of Acquisitions and CFO for Video Project, a documentary film distributor since 1983. Since 2013 he has signed over 150 high quality social justice and environmental documentaries. He works closely with filmmakers to find the best distribution strategies and implementation, develops and and oversees impact campaigns, and leads the company's fundraising.
His award-winning documentary SAVE THE FARM is about activist’s 11th hour attempt to save the largest urban farm in America. The film appeared on Netflix, The Doc Channel, and PIVOT. He has produced over 20 short films.
Previously, Michael was the co-owner of a commercial production company for 7 years where he oversaw all aspects of production and was CFO.
Prior to entering the film business, Michael enjoyed a successful career as a finance & sales professional in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Co-Director of Operations, Secretary
Arlin is Video Project's Director of Operations, joining the distributor in 2014. His roles include leading educational marketing, managing marketing and operations staff, filmmaker relations, royalty reporting, film research and acquisitions, 3rd party distributor liaison, and promotion of a catalog of over 200 documentaries.
Golden received his BA in Film Studies form UCSB in 2010. In addition to serving as a distributor, Arlin is also a filmmaker, programmer, and writer. His most recent short “Back Yard” had its premiere at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, and his most recent co-production "The Great Toilet Paper Scare" was acquired by The Atlantic after premiering at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. He has programmed the documentaries for the Drunken Film Festival in Bradford, UK since it's inception in 2015, and directs and curates the full program of films for the US branch of the festival held in Oakland, CA, begun in 2018.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
Video ProjectOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
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Video ProjectBoard of directors
as of 03/30/2023
Board of directors data
Mr. Michael Mitrani
San Francisco State University
Filmmakers Collaborative San Francisco
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