The Fourth Estate

Gala

World Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES

THE FOURTH ESTATE

New York, Documentary, Female Director(s), NY Director(s)
For the journalists at The New York Times, the election of Donald Trump presented a once in a generation challenge in how the press would cover a president who has declared the majority of the nation’s major news outlets “the enemy of the people.” Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus witnessed the inner workings of journalism and investigative reporting from the front lines during this administrations’ first history-making year.

—Cara Cusumano

After the screening: A conversation with the New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Washington Bureau Chief Elisabeth Bumiller, White House Correspondent Julie Davis, Washington Investigative Correspondent Mark Mazzetti, director Liz Garbus, and producer Jenny Carchman. Moderated by Ann Curry.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus is a director and producer. Her credits include the Academy Award®-nominated films The Farm: Angola, USA and What Happened, Miss Simone?, which opened Sundance in 2015 and went on to receive a Primetime Emmy® for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
Director
Liz Garbus
Network
Showtime Networks
Producer
Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman, Justin Wilkes
Showrunner/Executive Producer
Liz Garbus
Executive Producers
Vinnie Malhotra, Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, Dan Cogan
Cinematographer
Wolfgang Held, Thorsten Thielow
Editors
Matthew Hamachek, Daniel Koehler, Jawad Metni, Joshua L. Pearson, Karen K.H. Sim
US Distributor
Showtime Networks
Production Company
RadicalMedia, Moxie Firecracker Films, Impact Partners

PANELISTS

Mark Mazzetti

Mark Mazzetti

Mark Mazzetti is a Washington investigations correspondent. He previously covered national security from The Times's Washington bureau for 10 years. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and was a Pulitzer finalist the year before. Mr. Mazzetti is a three-time recipient of the George Polk award and the author of The Way of the Knife, a New York Times best-seller.

Elisabeth Bumiller

Elisabeth Bumiller

Elisabeth Bumiller is Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She oversees daily operations and leads all Washington news coverage. Before that, she held the position of Washington Editor and before that, deputy Washington Bureau Chief editing White House and domestic policy reporting. She has also covered the Pentagon, John McCain’s presidential campaign and the White House. Ms. Bumiller was previously a reporter for The Washington Post and is the author of three books.

Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Julie Davis joined The New York Times as White House Correspondent in 2014. Previously, she worked as a Senior Political Writer at Bloomberg News (2011-2013), Congressional Reporter at Associated Press (2007-2011), a White House Correspondent (2004-2007) and National Congressional Correspondent (2002-2004) at The Baltimore Sun and a Staff Writer for Congressional Quarterly (1997-2002). Ms. Davis was awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress by the National Press Foundation in 2009. Born in New Jersey, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University. Ms. Davis is married with three children, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, scuba diving, running, playing the piano and anything involving her kids.

Jenny Carchman

Jenny Carchman

Jenny Carchman has been making award-winning documentaries for theatrical release and broadcast television for the past twenty years. She's produced films for PBS, CNN Films and HBO including several documentaries for Martin Scorsese. She lives in New York City.

Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet is executive editor of The New York Times, a position he assumed in May 2014. Mr. Baquet serves in the highest ranked position in The Times’s newsroom and oversees The New York Times news report in all its various forms. Prior to joining The Times in 1990 as Metro reporter, Mr. Baquet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for investigative reporting while at the Chicago Tribune.

Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus is an Oscar, Grammy® and DGA Award-nominated director. She is also an Emmy and Peabody Award winner. Her film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, opened the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, received a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Oscar and four Emmys (winning for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special).


CONTACTS

Press Contact
Jackie Ioachim
Showtime
New York, 10019 10021
Phone: 212 708 1220
jackie.ioachim@showtime.net