Since its establishment in 1992, Higher Authority Productions has gained the confidence of a diversified base of discriminating clients, including: PBS, United Airlines, NBC Real Life, EliteModels International, Aventura Mall, The Weizmann Institute of Science, MTV Real World, Perfumania, Audix Microphones, South Florida Business Journal, Wpbt Channel 2, High School in Israel, Kent Security, Urban League, Hanley-Hazelden Center, The Jewish Federations of Miami, Broward and the Palm Beaches, WSVN Channel 7, Florida Panthers Hockey and many others.
The company was created by Emmy-Award winning former WPLG-TV10 anchorman, reporter and producer, Jerry Levine, who has served as the company's President and Creative Director since its inception. Once, a producer and reporter for Post-Newsweek's hard working documentaries unit, Mr. Levine was the recipient of one of television's most coveted national awards, The DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. The award was presented by Peter Jennings in a televised event at the Columbia University School of Journalism. The other members of the documentaries team were Robbie Gordon, now a senior producer for CBS's 48 Hours, and Cliff Cohen who now leads the special news investigations unit at WHDT in Boston. The unit was based at WJXT in Jacksonville and was under the day to day supervision of News Director Mel Martin.
Higher Authority Productions' dynamic corporate productions and persuasive humanitarian, fund raising films have been at the center of successful local, national and international marketing, fund raising, and capitalization campaigns that have raised more than 375 million dollars since 1992. These presentations are utilized for a variety of strategic, public and internal purposes, including the capitalization of emerging public companies, recruitment, employee training and education, as well as general corporate imaging.
Mr. Levine has interviewed and directed numerous well known celebrities appearing in the company's productions, including: Michael Douglas, Larry King, Barbara Walters, Hal Linden, Fran Drescher, and Harry Belafonte. He has also interviewed many current and former Heads of State, including: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Yitzchak Rabin, Margaret Thatcher, Giulio Andreotti, Yitzchak Shamir and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Portions of the company's strategic corporate productions have appeared on CNN Moneyline, ABC Nightline with Ted Koppel, and have received favorable review in the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Atlanta Constitution, Foundation News and Commentary, Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel as well as other respected publications.
Higher Authority Productions also has extensive experience with the creation of compelling short video presentations designed to facilitate the fund raising, marketing and general development agendas of some of the world's most important non-profit humanitarian agencies. Both the innovative development strategies employed and the powerful emotional responses to these productions serve as a constant source of pride for the company, as they afford our employees with the opportunity to focus their creative skills on the achievement of important religious, social welfare, and humanitarian goals and objectives.
In this arena Higher Authority Productions is proud to serve a diverse array of local, national and international clients, including: The Jerusalem Fund, Urban League, Hospice of Palm Beach County, American Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, The Senator Joseph Lieberman Educational Center, The Hanley Family Foundation, Manny Bankhalter Foundation, Aleph Institute, Shul of Bal Harbour, Alexander Muss High School in Israel, Hebrew Academy Day School, the Rabbinical College of America, and many others.
Our company also excels in the creation of national documentaries. In this area, Higher Authority Productions has worked with an extraordinary lineup of creative filmmakers in more than 20 countries, including the United Soviet Socialist Republic, Australia, South Africa, England, France, Italy, Israel and of course the United States.
It is important to note that Higher Authority Productions is more than a team of creative video artists utilizing broadcast-quality videography, digital editing techniques, graphic design, music, and professional writing and narration. It is a unique partnership of highly skilled television professionals who come from such diverse organizations as CNN, WPTV, WPEC, Fox, Paxton Communications and elsewhere. Dedicated, courteous and hard working individuals who truly understand the importance of providing highly specialized video media services to demanding clients with important agendas.
Our comfortable post production facilities at 10800 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, contain two distinctive editing suites, each with its own Avid Media Composer and 3D graphic design and rendering station featuring such popular professional software as After Effects, Infini-D, Photoshop, Painter 3D, Quark Express, Illustrator, Bryce 3D, Form Z, and Poser. Our editing suites are available with or without appropriate personnel, and operate 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. We are also available to help clients with the development of their web sites and printed media.
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