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Yanna Kroyt Brandt Biography (1933-)
Born Yanna Kroyt in Berlin, Germany; daughter of Boris (a concert artist) andSonya (Blumin) Kroyt; married Nathan H. Brandt, Jr. (an editor and writer); children: Anthony Kroyt, Ariane Leonovna and (stepchild) Kevin.Addresses: HOME--Twelve E. Twelfth Street, New York, NY 10011. AGENT--Helen Shabason
Yanna Kroyt Brandt's career in television began in 1954, as an assistant on the foreign news desk at CBS News. She has written for Redbook, Readers Digestand The New York Times in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, welfare, and travel, as well as editing World Week magazine from 1955-57, a weekly for highschool current events classes. She speaks Russian, French, and Spanish.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Producer and writer, Budapest String Quartet at the Frick Collection, WCBS, NY.
- producer and writer, New York Wonderland, WPIX, NY.
- producer and writer, Problems of Everyday Living, WPIX, NY.
- program associate, Concept, CBS, all for Metropolitan Educational TV Association, 1957-59.
- writer of special projects, CBS News, 1960-61.
- producer and writer, Playwright at Work, This Is Opera, Great Decisions:Spain, Astronomy for You, Nationalism and Colonialism, International Essay, and special news events during the Cuban Crisis and 1962 elections, all for National Educational Television and Channel 13, 1960-64.
- Producer and writer, The Maltreated Child, Icons: Images of God.
- writer, A Challenge to Medical Care.
- associate producer, New York Night, New Voices in the Wilderness, The Unemployables, A Matter of Life, We Are All Policemen, The Abundant Land, The New Left Bank, The Big Apple, Hollywood on the Hudson, Light Across the Shadow,City of Ships, Man in the Middle, all for WNBC Public Affairs, NY, 1964-1970.
- producer, director, and writer, Vibrations, WNET National Programming Division, 1970-72.
- producer, director, and writer, UN Day Concert with Pablo Casals, 1971, Boulez: A Portrait in Three Movements, 1971, Sonny Brown and the Fallen Sparrows, 1972, WNET National Programming Division.
- Producer and writer, Choices for '76, 1972-73.
- producer, Hello New Place, pilot for unsold series, 1973.
- executive producer, Vegetable Soup, NBC and public television, 1973-1977.
- producer and writer, FYI with Hal Linden, ABC.
- producer and writer, The Nutcracker with Mikhail Baryshnikov,CBS and PBS.
- producer, writer, and creator, High Feather, NBC, PBS.
- producer, A House Divided, PBS (segments seen on American Playhouse).
- other projects in development.
- Executive Producer/creator/writer, Vegetable Soup, NBC, PBS
- Producer, Solomon Northup's Odyssey, PBS, American Playhouse
- Executive Producer, Producer/writer/director, The Crucible of the Millennium, PBS
- Producer/Writer, Christmas with Flicka, Great Performances, PBS
- Producer/Writer, Creole Giselle with Bill Cosby, NBC
- Producer, segment, Ralph Ellison: An American Life, American Masters, PBS
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Co-Producer/Director, Everyone's Depressed
- Writer, Foxfire, 1973.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Co-Director/co-writer, At the Bottom, Actors Studio, Kampnagel Theatre, Hamburg, Germany
- Director, Handshake, Miranda Theatre The Mystery of Anna O, the John Houseman Theatre
- Director, The Cottage, the Emelin Theatre
- Director, Comes A Pause, the Actor's Studio
- Director, Charlie's Wedding Day, the Powerhouse Theatre
- Director/co-writer, Two Bare Arms, the York Theatre
- Co-writer, White Panther, the Triangle Theatre.
- Nine Emmies
- Writers Guild of America Award
- Sylvania Award
- Four Telly Awards
- Ohio State
- Several Cindies
- Numerous Golden Eagles
- Awards from American Women in Radio and Television, the Houston Film Festival, Sundance and awards from more than 30 other film and TV festivals.
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