Ben Loeterman is an accomplished producer of historical and current affairs documentaries. His work appeared on PBS/Frontline during its first 18 seasons starting in 1982. Loeterman focused on criminal justice, Hollywood, investigative reporting and international affairs. Major credits include What Jennifer Saw, Inside the Terror Network, and The Triumph of Evil.
Loeterman has also produced for PBS/American Experience. Major credits include Golden Gate Bridge, Public Enemy #1, about John Dillinger, and Rescue at Sea, about the successful use of wireless technology three years before the Titanic disaster. The People v. Leo Frank, a dramatized documentary set in Atlanta, about one of the most fascinating criminal cases in US history was broadcast nationally on PBS to rave reviews in the “New York Times”, “Los Angeles Times”, and “Washington Post”.
His latest film, John Portman: A Life of Building, tells the story of one of the most innovative and imitated architects in the world. The film premieres to a sold-out house June 16 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Loeterman currently has a production grant for a historical dramatic documentary and a planning grant for an international historical doc pending before the NEH. He’s also exploring a local story with national implications and beyond…