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October 28, 2007
Charles Ferguson
Filmmaker
Charles Ferguson BIO:

CURRENT:
· Director and producer of No End In Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq, which is his first film.
· For over 20 years, he’s been intensely interested in film, and has regularly attended film festivals such as Telluride for over a decade. In mid-2005, after learning that no major documentary covering U.S. policy in Iraq was being made or was planned, he formed Representational Pictures and began production of “No End In Sight.”
· Founder and President of Representational Pictures, Inc.

PREVIOUS:
· Consultant to the White House, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Defense, and several U.S. and European high technology firms. He provided strategic consulting to the top managements of U.S. high technology firms including Apple, Xerox, Motorola, and Texas Instruments (1992-94)
· In 1994, he founded Vermeer Technologies, one of the earliest Internet software companies, with Randy Forgaard. Vermeer created the first visual Web site development tool, FrontPage™.
· In early 1996, he sold Vermeer to Microsoft, which integrated FrontPage into Microsoft Office.
· Visiting scholar and/or lecturer for several years at MIT and Berkeley, and for three years was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.
· Author of three books and many articles dealing with various aspects of information technology and its relationships to economic, political, and social issues.

OTHER:
Life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a director of the French-American Foundation, and supports several nonprofit organizations.

EDUCATION:
· BA in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley
· Ph.D. in political science from M.I.T. in 1989.
· Following his Ph.D., he conducted postdoctoral research at MIT

PERSONAL:
Divides his time between Berkeley, California & New York City.

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Info: Charles Ferguson discusses his film "No End in Sight" on the Bush Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq as well as their policies on U.S. troop levels in Iraq and dealings with the Iraqi military and government. The film, which Mr. Ferguson produced and directed, includes interviews with former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine who was in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003, Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, General Jay Garner, who was in charge of U.S. efforts in Iraq through May 2003, as well as Iraqi civilians and American soldiers.





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