Peter B. Kaufman

Business, television, & online media

Peter B. Kaufman (, a documentary filmmaker, writer, and teacher, is founder and executive producer of Intelligent Television and the Google-funded Intelligent Channel on YouTube. He executive produces Intelligent Television’s media productions and directs the company’s research and strategic consulting work.

Mr. Kaufman is a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. He has served as Associate Director of Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, with which he has been affiliated since 2006. He has served as co-chair, with the BFI’s Paul Gerhardt, of the U.K. government’s JISC Film & Sound Think Tank; as an expert consultant on access strategies for the Library of Congress Division of Motion Pictures, Broadcast, and Recorded Sound, and as co-chair, with WGBH’s Karen Cariani, of the Copyright Committee of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. He also has served as director of the Open Education Video Studio Project, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; director of strategic initiatives for the digitization provider Innodata Isogen; president and publisher of TV Books, a company he founded and sold to Lorne Michaels’s television and film company Broadway Video; founder and executive director of PUBWATCH, a nonprofit organization that supported the publishing and bookselling industries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union during the (putative) collapse of totalitarianism in Europe; and director of publications at the East-West Institute, a foreign policy think-tank in New York City. He serves as a consultant on technology strategies and business affairs for numerous educational and cultural heritage institutions in the United States and abroad including EUscreen; Europeana; Opencast; and PrestoCentre. A Senior Fellow of the World Policy Institute more than 20 years, he also serves on the Editorial Board of the World Policy Journal.  He is the founder and director of the Hotchkiss Summer Documentary Filmmaking Program - a training camp for high-school filmmakers - in Connecticut.

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