Organization: Sagacity Productions
Bonnie Silva is a multiple award winning Writer and Producer. Her work has aired on PBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, Fox, WORLD Channel, and internationally. She recently served as Supervising Producer on Lil’ Iguana & Friends written by Jeffrey Scott (Muppet Babies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dragon Tales.) The animated pilot is a reboot of the award-winning PBS and commercially aired children’s live action/puppet series Lil’ Iguana.
Bonnie 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. An Act of Dog was a US INPUT Official Pre-Selection in 2018, and is an Official Selection of Tepoztlán’s Pet Film Festival 2020. 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, wrote a winning National Science Foundation grant proposal, developed University/Business Sector partnerships, and developed programming targeting tweens. Her writing and producing garnered many awards for the three station network including a National Emmy Award for a television campaign featuring General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
Bonnie graduated with a B.S. in Television (honors) from Emerson College as a member of Emerson’s Gold Key Society. She later earned a graduate certificate in Management (honors) from Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. She is currently developing a drama based on the life of the young, irresistible genius who changed the social fabric of New York.