Charles Hobson

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  • Brooklyn, NY

Charles Hobson heads Vanguard Documentaries, a production company known for its successful collaborations with PBS and the BBC, among others. Hobson’s most recent PBS co-production, “Treasures of New York: The Flatiron Building,” aired in April 2014 and commemorates the 110th anniversary of the world famous structure. His acclaimed four-decade career has included films such as "Harlem in Montmarte," (Arte, PBS), "Porgy and Bess: An American Voice" (PBS), "Inside Bedford- Stuyvesant" (FOX), "Jump Street: The History of Black Music” (PBS), "Negroes with Guns" (PBS) and "Like It Is.” (ABC-TV). Hobson’s awards include an Emmy, a Fulbright (Germany), The Japan Prize (Special Citation), CINE "Golden Eagle," and the Best Documentary Prize at the 2010 International Pan African Film Festival, 7th edition, in Cannes. He has taught at SUNY, NYU Tisch School for the Arts, Vassar, and lectured at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. In 2010, Hobson was Artist in Residence at Art Workshop International, in Assisi, Italy. He has recently expanded his scope of work to include film for corporations and non-profits, such as Verizon Wireless, New York University Medical Center, and Broadway Housing Communities.