Bing Liu (Producer/Director) 

Bing moved from China to Alabama to California to Illinois before he was 8-years-old. He received a B.A. in English from UIC in May of 2011. Since July 2011, Bing has been a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild, working on projects including Jupiter Ascending, Empire, and Chiraq while also making documentaries. In 2015, his short film Nuoc won best directed documentary at the Collected Voices Film Festival. Since September 2015, Bing has been a story director and DP for an upcoming Steve James directed mini series on race and education. He has taken his directorial feature, Minding the Gap, through Tribeca All Access, Firelight Producer’s Lab, and Chicago Media Project’s DOC10 Lunch Pitch.

Gordon Quinn (Executive Producer)

Gordon is the Artistic and a founding member of Kartemquin Films. Gordon is a supporter of public and community media, and has served on the boards of several organizations including The Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago Access Network Television, and The Public Square Advisory Committee, The Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. A key leader in creating the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, Gordon encourages filmmakers to educate themselves on the tenets of the fair use doctrine, frequently speaking to the media, legal, and educational communities about this fundamental right.

Diane Quon (Producer)

Diane worked in LA for over 17 years before moving back to her hometown of Chicago. While in LA, Diane had a successful career in advertising at NBC and at Paramount Pictures where she was last the Vice President of Marketing. Since January 2015, Diane has worked on the marketing/outreach for many Kartemquin Films including: Unbroken Glass, In the Game and Prisoner of Her Past. In addition, Diane’s short documentary, Cliff, Superfan will be completed in August 2016. In 2016, Diane joined Peabody-winning filmmaker, Maria Finitzo’s production company, FilmArts Productions, developing both narrative and documentary films.

Betsy Steinberg (Executive Producer)

Betsy joined Kartemquin in December 2015 and oversees its daily operations and development, as well as serves as Executive Producer on Kartemquin projects. Prior to Kartemquin she spent eight years as Managing Director of the Illinois Film Office where she spearheaded Illinois’ transformation into a world class film destination. She was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois film tax credit and implemented an overall business development strategy resulting in over $1 billion in direct economic impact.


KARTEMQUIN FILMS is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on over 50 years of being Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.  Kartemquin sparks democracy through documentary. Their films such as The Interrupters, Hoop Dreams, and The New Americans have left a lasting impact on millions of viewers. A revered resource within the film community on issues of fair use, ethics, story and civic discourse, Kartemquin is internationally recognized for crafting quality documentaries backed by audience and community engagement strategies, and for its innovative media arts community programs.  Kartemquin's latest films include Steve James’ Life Itself; Usama Alshaibi’s American Arab; Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare’s The Homestretch; Joanna Rudnick’s On Beauty; Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden’s Almost There; and Brent Huffman’s Saving Mes Aynak, plus the re-release of a newly restored Hoop Dreams for its 20th anniversary. www.kartemquin.com.

KARTEMQUIN FILMS is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on over 50 years of being Chicago’s documentary powerhouse. 

Kartemquin sparks democracy through documentary. Their films such as The Interrupters, Hoop Dreams, and The New Americans have left a lasting impact on millions of viewers. A revered resource within the film community on issues of fair use, ethics, story and civic discourse, Kartemquin is internationally recognized for crafting quality documentaries backed by audience and community engagement strategies, and for its innovative media arts community programs. 

Kartemquin's latest films include Steve James’ Life Itself; Usama Alshaibi’s American Arab; Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare’s The Homestretch; Joanna Rudnick’s On Beauty; Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden’s Almost There; and Brent Huffman’s Saving Mes Aynak, plus the re-release of a newly restored Hoop Dreams for its 20th anniversary. www.kartemquin.com.