Lyn Goldfarb and David Koff, the founders of Organizing Video Productions, have distinguished records as award winning progressive, independent documentary filmmakers. They have both been nominated for Academy Awards, and their work has been honored at film festivals in the U.S. and internationally.
Lyn served as Assistant Education Director of Service Employees International Union in Washington, DC, where she developed education programs and produced media projects. She also produced multi-media work for the AFL-CIO, IUE, the Teamsters, and for local unions and political campaigns. Lyn is the producer, director and writer of twenty documentaries for PBS and cable television, including The New Los Angeles, broadcast nationally on PBS as part of the series “California and the American Dream.” She is a member of DGA and WGA.
David has specialized in documentaries about working class struggles in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. During 16 years as a Senior Strategic Analyst with HERE International Union and later UNITE HERE, he made films for worker organizing and for tactical deployment in comprehensive campaigns. He was the National Executive Producer for the 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Documentary Project.
Lyn and David have collaborated on video projects for SEIU, New California Dream, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, UNITE HERE, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, the office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the Direct Care Alliance, among others.