Brad Lichtenstein

Moving Image, 2008

Brad Lichtenstein is president of Milwaukee-based 371 Productions, a media company creating projects for the common good. His recent film, As Goes Janesville, about Paul Ryan's hometime trying to recover from the demise of General Motors and survive amid a war over unions, was nominated for an Emmy and premiered on PBS's Independent Lens series in 2012. Penelope, about a nursing home and theater troupe teaming up to perform Homer's Odyssey, aired across the nation on PBS in 2015. His film Ghosts of Attica was awarded a Dupont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism. Upcoming films include The Last Jews of America, about small Jewish communities on the verge of extinction, When Claude Got Shot, about gun violence, and American Reckoning, about unsolved Civil Rights era murders. 371 is producing a 2-year weekly radio series, Precious Lives, about youth and gun violence. The company is also planning updates to BizVizz, its corporate accountability mobile app. 

As Goes Janesville
371 Productions
As Goes Janesville on Facebook

Awards and Accomplishments

2015: Brad is one of several directors for the series Hard Earned, Al Jazeera America's look at 5 families around the US struggling in the so called "recovery."

2015: Brico - Milwaukee Film Forward Fund awards $36,000 to When Claude Got Shot, a new film about gun violence.

2015: 371 launches Precious Lives, a weekly 2-year radio/podcast series about gun violence in partnership with WUWM (public radio), WNOV (black talk radio), The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

2014: Wisconsin Mining Standoff, an investigative doc looking into the impact of a proposed iron mine, airs on Al Jazeera America.


Lichtenstein’s film, AS GOES JANESVILLE, is nominated for an Emmy Award


Brad's film, AS GOES JANESVILLE, airs on the PBS series Independent Lens on October 8, 2012, and again in late January of 2013


Brad's film, AS GOES JANESVILLE, plays around the country, from New York's Stranger than Fiction series at the IFC Center to the Chicago International Film Festival

2011: Lichtenstein's _As Goes Janesville_ receives funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and PBS

2011: Lichtenstein receives support from Media Democracy Fund to develop an online media strategy to foster understanding and support for Net Neutrality


Lichtenstein's company, 371 Productions, is awarded a $250,000 grant from The Independent Television Service (ITVS) for completion of As Goes Janesville


Lichtenstein's As Goes Janesville receives funding from the Pare Lorentz Fund of the International Documentary Association

2010: ITVS awards a Research and Development contract to Lichtenstein for new film, _As Goes Janesville_

2008: Lichtenstein receives BAVC Producers Institute for New Media Technologies fellowship