David-Rose Films produces documentaries that provide unique insights into the human experience. The firm's productions tell compelling stories that engage audiences with interesting people, exciting images and robust sound design. The firm is a division of Lieber & Associates Inc.
David-Rose Films is currently producing FansSpeak, a documentary about the Chicago Cubs' quest for its first World Series win since 1908 as told by the team's fans. The firm has a historical music documentary in development. In addition to its own films, the production company performs a limited number of outside projects.
Mitchell Lieber - Producer-Director
Mitchell Lieber is producer-director of FansSpeak and also of Rumbula's Echo, the ground-breaking Luminescence Media Group NFP Holocaust documentary in post-production. He is producer-director of the documentary short Renewal on Peitavas and directed and producer-director-camera for the documentary shorts Beneath the Sand and Seventy Years.
Lieber began working in broadcasting and journalism as a teen in the 1970's, serving as a news stringer for WGLD-FM (now WVAZ-FM) Oak-Park-Chicago and co-host/engineer for the nightly program Radio Free Chicago on Chicago's WEAW-FM (now WOJO-FM) and WNIB-FM (now WDRV-FM). Lieber's This Is A Test on WNIB-FM was acclaimed by critic Ray Townley as "the most culturally satisfying program on the air" in Chicago. Mitchell Lieber went on to serve as WNIB-FM's public affairs director, hosting a regular interview program and creating innovative documentaries. Among these was That Moon Rocket Busted That Cloud, a vox populi documentary about people's thoughts about snow, recorded during the 1979 snowstorm that swept Jane Byrne into office as Chicago's first woman mayor.
On the business side Lieber guided his employer, WNIB-FM, to a major FCC power increase, substantially increasing the radio station's coverage and value (it sold in 2001 for $165 million). He co-founded the Chicago Area Broadcast Public Affairs Association (CABPAA) and the public radio group the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB), which he served as treasurer. Mitchell Lieber was also marketing manager at Chicago's WFMT-FM.
Mitchell Lieber has had a parallel career in marketing and marketing management consulting, and served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the DMA's International ECHO Awards, which recognize the most creative and effective TV, search, web and mail advertising campaigns in the world.
For more than twenty-five years Lieber served as a director and officer of Voqal-Chicago (formerly CITF) and of its educational TV station that broadcast to Chicago area schools via "wireless cable" from the AON Center.
Greg Scott - Planning Producer, FansSpeak
Greg Scott has 24 years of film and TV production experience. He produced 13 one-hour episodes of the Mobsters documentary series on subjects ranging from Joey Gallo to Tony Accardo, which aired on the Bio channel. He also produced an episode of the Behind Bars documentary series about the U.S.' toughest correctional facilities for the Discovery Channel. Scott produced two one-hour episodes of the Gangland documentary series airing on the History Channel and an episode of When Weather Changed History for the Weather Channel. He also worked as a planning producer on the Holocaust documentary, Rumbula's Echo, which is in post-production.
Earlier, Greg Scott served as field producer for 17 episodes of the NBC comedy series, Sports Action Team and served as producer or associate producer for three episodes of The Weather Channel's Storm Stories.
Greg Scott's early career experience includes 11 years at Comcast Media Services as director/editor, then writer/producer and then as production supervisor, supervising a staff of 18 in the production studio and editing suites.
A graduate of Indiana University in Telecommunications, he has also trained at Columbia College and the Second City Training Center.
Jon Kline, Director of Photography - FansSpeak
Jon Kline has filmed documentaries for NBC Dateline, MSNBC and others, and commercials for the likes of Sleep Number and the Mayo Clinic.
Zachary Thorpe, Sound Recordist FansSpeak
Zachary Thorpe has recorded production sound for ABC News, NBC Universal, Disney Interactive and NBA Entertainment.