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This profile was last updated on 1/4/97  and contains information from public web pages.

Producer, and Field Director

Phone: (404) ***-****  HQ Phone
CNN
One CNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
United States

Company Description: CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Writer

Education

  • dual degree , Women's Studies and Writing
Web References
ITVS: press release
www.itvs.com, 4 Jan 1997 [cached]
(Janice) The Independent Television Service (ITVS) presents BABY LOVE, a one-hour documentary by producer/director Carol Cassidy that looks at the lives of America's youngest mothers.
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Together, they reflect the experiences of the 100 young mothers from diverse social, racial, geographic, and economic backgrounds Cassidy interviewed.Using an approach she terms "the camera as a sympathetic sister," Cassidy elicits honest and compelling interviews that get to the heart of the matter.She soon realized "that it's rare for most girls to talk to someone who listens to them."
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With the exceptional cooperation and collaboration of the girls, Cassidy has crafted a powerful, sincere documentary that entertains and educates.
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Producer/director Carol Cassidy on BABY LOVE and young mothers
BABY LOVE producer Carol Cassidy was no stranger to the real life experiences and challenges facing young mothers.
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It's obvious that the girls trust Carol and trust her to tell their stories.
"My interviews are one-sided and wide open.They're not like watching people on a see-saw but more like watching them on a swing."Cassidy perfected her interview style (which she calls "camera as sympathetic sister") while standing with a camera crew on New York City street corners.
Noting that it's rare for most girls to talk to someone who listens to them," Cassidy says BABY LOVE is "a mosaic built on the stories told by pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers."She spoke to 100 girls before making her final selections.The documentary was shot in and around Atlanta and New York City.
Cassidy is passionate about American girls, and it shows.
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CAROL CASSIDY (Producer/Director) was one of twelve women chosen to attend the prestigious Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute (AFI).She is currently at work on the AFI production of her first dramatic short entitled Pookie Pink.Cassidy's play "She-Crab Soup" is built partly on interviews she did with her grandparents who traveled with a carnival during the Depression, was first staged at Zoink Productions.She was co-producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary Wildwood, New Jersey, which won the Audience Award at the Atlanta International Film and Video Festival, and has screened at numerous festivals throughout the U.S.Cassidy worked as a writer, producer, and field director in news and documentary for CNN and Turner Broadcasting System in New York and at CNN headquarters in Atlanta.She holds a dual degree in Women's Studies and Writing.
ITVS: press release
www.itvs.org, 4 Jan 1997 [cached]
The Independent Television Service (ITVS) presents BABY LOVE, a one-hour documentary by producer/director Carol Cassidy that looks at the lives of America's youngest mothers.
...
Together, they reflect the experiences of the 100 young mothers from diverse social, racial, geographic, and economic backgrounds Cassidy interviewed.Using an approach she terms "the camera as a sympathetic sister," Cassidy elicits honest and compelling interviews that get to the heart of the matter.She soon realized "that it's rare for most girls to talk to someone who listens to them."
...
With the exceptional cooperation and collaboration of the girls, Cassidy has crafted a powerful, sincere documentary that entertains and educates.
...
BABY LOVE producer Carol Cassidy was no stranger to the real life experiences and challenges facing young mothers.
...
It's obvious that the girls trust Carol and trust her to tell their stories.
"My interviews are one-sided and wide open.They're not like watching people on a see-saw but more like watching them on a swing."Cassidy perfected her interview style (which she calls "camera as sympathetic sister") while standing with a camera crew on New York City street corners.
Noting that it's rare for most girls to talk to someone who listens to them," Cassidy says BABY LOVE is "a mosaic built on the stories told by pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers."She spoke to 100 girls before making her final selections.The documentary was shot in and around Atlanta and New York City.
Cassidy is passionate about American girls, and it shows.
...
CAROL CASSIDY (Producer/Director) was one of twelve women chosen to attend the prestigious Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute (AFI).She is currently at work on the AFI production of her first dramatic short entitled Pookie Pink.Cassidy's play "She-Crab Soup" is built partly on interviews she did with her grandparents who traveled with a carnival during the Depression, was first staged at Zoink Productions.She was co-producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary Wildwood, New Jersey, which won the Audience Award at the Atlanta International Film and Video Festival, and has screened at numerous festivals throughout the U.S.Cassidy worked as a writer, producer, and field director in news and documentary for CNN and Turner Broadcasting System in New York and at CNN headquarters in Atlanta.She holds a dual degree in Women's Studies and Writing.
Amanda Jones Links
www.girlmusic.com, 5 May 1999 [cached]
Girls in America Films - Amanda Jones was lucky enough to become associated with film producer and writer Carol Cassidy who is responsible for the Girls in America documentary series and recent book which looks at teen girls , their views and challenges.
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