Michelle Katz

Co-Founder and Executive Producer

Michelle has produced a wide variety of non-fiction for more than 25 years. After graduating from U.C.L.A. Film School and working on ultra-low budget features with stars like Lou Ferrigno, she transitioned into television, producing investigative segments for KCBS in Los Angeles. She then moved into documentaries, making films on a wide range of subjects in the areas of science, true crime, social issues and natural history. She oversees the development arm of Espiritus, having developed the highly acclaimed Tabloid for Investigation Discovery, Wrestling With Death for WGN and numerous other series on topics including crime, science, engineering, popular culture and history. Her work has garnered international recognition and an Emmy nomination.

Bill Katz

Co-Founder and Executive Producer

Bill has personally made and overseen more than 500 films on diverse subject matter including history, religion, science, medicine, popular culture and contemporary events. As an executive he’s overseen every facet of production from development to delivery, managed teams of more than 50 and budgets of more than $10 million. He’s shot and overseen international productions in more than 30 countries. His work has been honored with numerous domestic and international awards including an Emmy, the New York and Chicago Film Festivals, a Gabriel, a GLAAD award and numerous Tellys. He attended Oberlin College and graduated with honors from the masters program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism