Selected Awards, Grants and Achievements
2009 Infinite Wish Award, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America – Star Waiters – Selected from 13,200 wishes, for bringing a community together to create a child’s wish.
2007 Selected Video, GREENBUILD 2007 1st Annual Film Festival – U.S. Green Building Council.
2007 Finalist, Advocate, Green Building, Better Bricks
2006 Accolade Video Competition, Best in Show, Contemporary Issues – Green is the Color of Money
1999 National Science Foundation Conference Grant – Co-Principal Investigator
1998 National Science Foundation National Science Board – First Public Achievement Award – NOVA series [Shared]
1991-1994 National Science Foundation Production Grants – Tropical Rainforest & Why Is Music Music?
1989-1992 John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Production Grant – Tropical Rainforest
1986 First filmmaker featured in MacWorld magazine business article, about using the then brand new Mac computer for production planning, budgeting, writing, and graphic design
1983 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant – The Homefront
1982 Listing, Who’s Who in America
1981 to present Member, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Documentary Branch
1980 to 1990 2013 to present Magician Member, The Magic Castle
1979 Academy Award, Documentary Short Subject – The Flight of the Gossamer Condor – Jacqueline Phillips Shedd and Ben Shedd, Producers
1979 Co-Recipient Certificate of Commendation Award, Best Science Film in the World – Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science International Film Festival – The Flight of the Gossamer Condor
1979-1980 Numerous Film Festival Screenings – The Flight of the Gossamer Condor
1973-1976 Funding by Public Television Funder, including the National Science Foundation, Polaroid Corporation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – NOVA
1974 Peabody Award – NOVA – [Shared with other producers]
1973 Orbit Award, Best Science Film in the World – Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science International Film Festival – Mars Minus Myth USC School of Cinema/Television Master’s Thesis Film
Revised 2009 Updated 08/Dec/2013