Libby began her producing career working on the award-winning PBS series Inside Story, the first ever regularly scheduled examination of press performance to appear on television. Eventually, she went on to inherit the company when its founder, Ned Schnurman, passed away.
Her producing credits include numerous specials for PBS, network and cable television. They include, The Jews of Moscow with Hedrick Smith, Star Wars: The Bottom Line and a series of special reports on campaign finance reform for The Nightly Business Report. The company teamed with Djali Rancher productions to produce Bling: A Planet Rock, airing on VH1 and collaborated on the 2006 film, Stadium Story: The Battle for New York’s Last Frontier.
Bob Costas, America’s premier sport’s journalist, said of her special Hardball: Baseball From the Inside Out, “it was fascinating in the way it captured not just the dynamics of baseball’s cut-throat competition, but the spirit and shared experience of the men who play the game. Only someone who knew and appreciated both the game and the craft of television could have put it together.” David Bianculli of The New York Daily News said her program Baseball Hall of Fame Scrapbook: The Seat of Power, “comes very close to achieving what, this year, seems impossible: It almost makes you feel good about baseball again.”
Ms. Handros also produced the highly controversial and critically acclaimed documentary, Trump: What’s the Deal?. Other producing credits include The Hunt for the Pearl Harbor Files which was broadcast as part of the 50th anniversary commemorations of Pearl Harbor, Round-Up the Usual Suspects hosted by Pia Lindstrom on the making of the movie classic Casablanca, and Mid-Life Baby a special for Discovery Health.
Recent features include The American Ruling Class, a first-of-its kind dramatic-documentary musical exploring our country's most taboo topic: class, power, and privilege in our dominally democratic republic, and Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle, a delightful exploration of the proposed wind farms off the Nantucket Sound. She has also produced numerous award-winning commercials, industrials, and even the occasional political biography.
John Kirby is a writer, director, editor and lyricist. His work has been published, performed, and, projected in venues ranging from the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles to the Brooklyn Academy of Music; The New York Times Building to the BBC and HBO.
His latest projects include a book about weather modification, a farewell musical roast of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 12-minute folk song recounting the Exodus story, a feature-length Weimar-Vegas Congressional Cabaret which details the War on U.S., and a taut 7-minute biopic about the woman who changed China one lipstick at a time.