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Bruce Sinofsky

  • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Birthday: March 31
Date of passing: 
February 21, 2015

Obituary

Bruce Sinofsky was a director and producer best known for his work on the documentary trilogy Paradise Lost, which he co-directed with Joe Berlinger. The series followed the case of a triple murder in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the subsequent trials of the three suspects.

Together the two directors earned an Emmy Award for outstanding informational programming for the first Paradise Lost, and nominations for the following two. The installments also gathered an Oscar nomination for best documentary feature, as well as Peabody and Independent Spirit awards.

In 1991 the duo founded the production company Creative Thinking International, and in 1992 they won a Directors Guild of America award for Brother's Keeper, about a murder in a rural New York town. Together they also directed the 2004 Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster and 1998’s Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union.

Bruce Sinofsky was a director and producer best known for his work on the documentary trilogy Paradise Lost, which he co-directed with Joe Berlinger. The series followed the case of a triple murder in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the subsequent trials of the three suspects.

Together the two directors earned an Emmy Award for outstanding informational programming for the first Paradise Lost, and nominations for the following two. The installments also gathered an Oscar nomination for best documentary feature, as well as Peabody and Independent Spirit awards.

In 1991 the duo founded the production company Creative Thinking International, and in 1992 they won a Directors Guild of America award for Brother's Keeper, about a murder in a rural New York town. Together they also directed the 2004 Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster and 1998’s Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union.

Sinofsky also worked on several documentary television series on his own, including San Quentin Film School, Iconoclasts and Oprah Presents: Master Class.

Sinofsky died February 21, 2015, in Montclair, New Jersey. He was 58.

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