Bonnie Silva

Bonnie Silva


Organization: Sagacity Productions


Bonnie Silva is a multiple award winning writer and producer. Her work has aired on PBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, Fox, and international outlets. She recently produced An Act of Dog, the story of an artist who sets out to paint 5,500 portraits, only to discover that the paintings are taking their toll on him in ways he never imagined. The documentary premiered on PBS network KET with Craig Cornwell as Executive Producer. PBS and the World channel are distributing.

Bonnie’s CINE Golden Eagle award-winning PBS documentary Fifteen Legs tells the story of perfect strangers who meet up in parking lots to transport last-chance animals to safety. Her companion book Fifteen Legs: When all that stands between death and freedom is a ride (Riverbank Press) continues to be sold.

Prior to writing and producing independently, Bonnie was hired as Program Developer for Boston’s WABU-TV. During her five year tenure with the network, she served as Coordinating Producer on two live-action preschool television series (twenty six episodes), wrote a National Science Foundation and other grant proposals, and developed programming targeting tweens. Her writing and producing garnered many awards for the three station network including a National Emmy Award.

Bonnie graduated from Emerson College as a member of Emerson’s Gold Key Society. She later earned a graduate certificate in management with honors from Tufts University. She is currently producing a drama based on the life of the young, irresistible genius who changed the social fabric of New York.