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Blue Bear Films

In early 2005, Maggie Burnette Stogner launched Blue Bear Films to provide creative and production services with excellent value and quality. She specializes in film and video production, multimedia storytelling and design, and creative consulting.

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In The Executioner's Shadow

A film about justice, injustice and the death penalty.

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Center for Environmental Filmmaking

The Center for Environmental Filmmaking (CEF) is one of the leading environmental and wildlife film programs in the world. Maggie serves as Executive Director and is based in Washington D.C.

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CEF Mission

Learn more about special programs, scholarships, and what makes CEF one of the leading environmental and wildlife programs in the world.

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Maggie Burnette Stogner

  • Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and a professor of Film and Media Arts at American University. She brings over 30 years of filmmaking experience to the Center and to the classroom. During her nine years at National Geographic, she produced, directed and wrote numerous documentaries, and was senior producer of the award-winning weekly programs Explorer and Ultimate Explorer. In 2005, she launched Blue Bear Films and continued to direct, produce and write internationally broadcast documentaries such as “Gold Mountain” (2016) and independent films such as “In the Executioner’s Shadow” (2017/18).

Clients & Partners

National Geographic
Smithsonian Channel
Freer Sackler
The Franklin Institute
Smithsonian Institution
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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