Bill Lattanzi

Freelance Video Editor & Blog Writer

Location:Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Bill Lattanzi

Writer/Producer/Editor for Television and Digital Media
Highly accomplished writer, promo producer, content creator with extensive track record in science and history programming for cable (Discovery, History, Nat Geo, TLC); PBS (Nova, American Experience; the web (; and as playwright (John Gassner Award for Best New Play, New England, La Vita Claire; Artist-in-Residence Brandeis University, 2001-2004). Senior Story Producer for Curiosity Project, Discovery Studios, 2010. Showrunner for Season 4 of Extreme Engineering for Powderhouse Productions and Discovery Channel. Knight Fellow in Science Journalism, MIT 2011-12.

Selected Recent Projects:

Nova, Mind of a Rampage Killer PBS WGBH-TV

How We Invented The World Discovery International Nutopia Producions, UK.
Writer for multi-part series on greatest tech inventions of the 20th century.

Nova Science Now PBS WGBH-TV
Writer/Producer/Editor, Machines That Read Minds segment of “What The Future Will Look Like,”

Simons Public Humanities Fellow University of Kansas
Awarded residence to develop a project on the writer David Foster Wallace and his novel, Infinite Jest.

True Crime with Aphrodite Jones Investigation Discovery Discovery Studios
Writer, Post-Producer for Matthew Baker episode; Writer for Taylor Helzer episode.
Jeanie Vink, EP Investigation Discovery; Paul Spillenger, EP, Discovery Studios.

Knight Fellow in Science Journalism M.I.T.
Awarded academic year in residence at M.I.T. and Harvard University.

Curiosity Discovery Channel Discovery Studios
Senior Story Producer . Member of core group with Beth Hoppe and Iain Riddick, to create series bible, style reel and first shows. Wrote outlines and treatments for all shows. Edit Writer/Producer on two eps., Memory and Fear.

***** Science National Geographic Channel Veriscope Pictures
Writer and Edit Producer for two episodes: Preventing Armageddon: Real-world defenses for three major geo-hazards – asteroids; hurricanes; and super-volcanoes. Expedition Apocalypse: Recent scientific expeditions to Siberia may have finally solved the mystery of history’s largest explosion, the Tunguska event of 1908.

Inter-cultural Neurodevelopmental Training DVD ICAP/Columbia University
In collaboration with funders and providers, wrote, produced, and edited this cross-cultural tape, mixing interview and clinical footage from Boston and Lusaka. The DVD is a joint project of the Paediatric Centre of Excellence in Lusaka, Zambia; the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP); Columbia University; and Boston Medical Center’s SPARK program. Completion date: January 2010.

Evolve History Channel Optomen Productions
Writer and Edit Producer for this Emmy nominated science series. Brought in mid-production to handle complex scientific content in accessible and accurate way. Collaborated with science consultant Carl Zimmer of the New York Times. Hired initially for one program, asked to stay on for five others. Six episodes total: Jaws, Size, Skin, ***, Communication, Speed.

American Experience PBS Austin Hoyt Productions
Writer, Proposal Script (won full funding) The Great Famine. Video Web Site Powderhouse Productions
Editor. Created online media department, and Web 2.0 site, Hailed by Newsweek as a “pick of the week;” featured in Boston Globe; Boston Herald; Italian Cosmopolitan. Supervised all aspects of project.

Showrunner/Director of Development/ Senior Writer/Producer Powderhouse Productions
Promoted four times in four years: Writer/Editor; Series Show Runner; Director of TV Development; Director of Online Media. Instrumental as member of management team in growth of company, doubling annual revenues in four years.

Writer, Video Editor, Producer WGBH-TV
Non-profit television production, 1300 employees, $187 million in sales (2003)

• Producer and co-producer for several projects (Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond, The Lost Tribe, Nixon’s China Game - 1999 Peabody Award) and directing Bill Cosby in Great Moments from Nova.
• Writer, Nova (Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond; Great Moments from Nova; The Universe Within; The Lost Tribe) and The American Experience (Nixon’s China Game- 1999 Peabody Award)
• Video Editor, Dozens of show for Nova, American Experience: Emmy nominees: Reagan; Ulysses S. Grant; Chicago; Spy in the Sky; Victory in the Pacific.

Copywriting and editing movie trailers for R/GA, New York, NY; assistant editor for Woody Allen. Award-winning playwright (Mass. Council for the Humanities, New England Theater Conference). Taught Playwriting, Brandeis U. 2000-2005.

M.A. Creative Writing, Boston University, Boston MA
Graduate Work NYU Graduate Institute of Film and Television, New York, NY
B.A. *** laude, Philosophy, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Department prizes in both Philosophy and Theater.
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Blog Writing