Keith Maitland was drawn to the story of the Texas Tower shooting when he first heard about the shooting from an eye-witness -- his 7th grade history teacher. A graduate of the University of Texas, Keith began researching for TOWER after the 40th anniversary of the shooting in 2006 and began production on TOWER in 2012. Keith Maitland is the director of the ITVS-funded, Emmy-nominated, THE EYES OF ME, a year-in-the-life of four blind teens. EYES broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens and was honored with a Barbara Jordan Media Award by the State of Texas. Director of documentary features, commercials, and TV series, his credits also include 7 seasons with NBC's LAW & ORDER as an AD. Keith is a graduate of the Director's Guild of America Trainee Program and the PBS Producer's Academy.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CEO, Killer Content, Inc.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Co-founder, Killer Content, Inc.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Independent Lens
Sally Jo Fifer
TAMI (Texas Archive of the Moving Image)
Booka Michel, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Edythe Michel, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Mary Beth Minnis
Dr. Paul Stekler - Paul Stekler is a multi- award-winning producer and director of documentaries, and the Chair of the Radio-TV-Film department at The University of Texas. Perhaps best known for his role in shaping EYES ON THE PRIZE for PBS, and his recent POV-broadcast doc, GETTING BACK TO ABNORMAL, Stekler began advising Keith Maitland on his previous film, THE EYES OF ME and since then has lent his invaluable eye to all of Keith’s projects.
Catherine Robb - Austin-based attorney, Catherine Robb is the daughter of Senator Chuck Robb, and the granddaughter of President Lyndon Johnson. As an intellectual property attorney, Chair of PBS member-station KLRU, and board member of the Austin Film Society, Catherine has an unparalleled view into the worlds of politics, PBS, and independent filmmaking.
Tim McClure - Cofounder of GSD&M Advertising and CEO of Mythos brand strategies; MindMeld, a global alliance of innovators and collaborators; and H2Orange, pure Texas water that funds academic scholarships for the University of Texas at Austin.
Courtney Spence – As founder of Students of the World, a 501c3 non-profit that supports a diverse community of storytellers to use their creativity as a force for good, Courtney Spence has negotiated partnerships with The Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations to highlight stories worldwide.
Annie Holand Miller – As Student Body President at the University of Texas in 1999, Annie played a pivotal role in reopening the UT Tower deck, which had been closed since 1974. She’s a graduate of UT Law and Principal at Holand Investments.
Margaret C. Berry - Long considered to be the university’s unofficial historian (she wrote her doctoral thesis on “The History of The University of Texas”), Dr. Berry has authored several books about UT’s customs and traditions, including the popular U.T. Austin: Traditions and Nostalgia. Among her many awards and honors over the years are several endowed scholarships given annually in her name. She has been named a Distinguished Alumna, the highest award given by the Texas Exes, and in 2005, she was named Austin’s Most Worthy Citizen.
Steve Stodghill - Principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes all aspects of complex litigation. Mr. Stodghill served as Team Counsel for the Dallas Mavericks from 2000 to 2002. He was a Founding Partner at Lynn, Stodghill, Melsheimer & Tillotson (which the Texas Monthly described in a 1998 article “Top Guns” as the “Navy Seals” of litigation), working with the firm from 1993 to 2000.