Margot Winchester is a producer, developer/ writer, and consultant in the entertainment industry. She has had a diversified career in television, syndication, video, interactive media and has developed and produced projects in both fictional and documentary television during the past 25 years. Recently she started a production company called PHILANTHROFILMS, devoted to producing films, videos and multi-media for non-profit organizations and corporations. She is also a consultant to a London research company, TAPE, representing their interests in the U.S. as well as consulting to Intelligent Life Inc., an internet game company. Most recently she produced a movie for CBS entitled, A Husband, A Wife and A Lover starring Judith Light and Jay Thomas.
Prior to that, she produced a movie for ABC in association with Hearst entitled, Brotherhood Of Justice starring Keanu Reeves. During 1991-1995 Ms. Winchester was Vice President of Development for The Hemisphere Group, an international co-production company, a division of ABC/Disney. When the company closed, she produced a reality pilot for New World Television entitled THE CORONER’S REPORT. She has also worked as a producer/director on several syndicated shows including Reunion and Special Reports.
She also was involved in the development of a four part series for PBS on Ethics, a half hour comedy pilot, EVE PATROL for The Playboy Channel, and a movie for television at CBS, “Second Wife, Second Best.” She created and produced an original one hour comedy for MCA Home Video entitled You Can Win; Negotiate For Power, Love & Money. She had a production deal at Harmony Gold to develop movies for the international market.
She began her career at ABC-TV working on primetime television documentaries and docu-dramas such as the celebrated Saga Of Western Man series and the 3M Series. She then went on to produce award-winning industrial films, such as TO LIVE ON, a film on para-olympic champions, which won the Cine Golden Eagle and Silver Screen Awards, as well as a docu-drama series for children for Xerox Films entitled, COME ON TO MY HOUSE. She also produced television and radio campaigns for political candidates. Ms. Winchester holds a BA from Boston University, and attended Graduate School of Film at New York University. She had been Chair of the Women In Film Foundation and is now president-elect of the Los Angeles Women’s Appointment Collaboration. She has served as a judge for The International Documentary Association award and is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.