Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary producer. Before joining Arts Engine, Marilyn founded Necessary Films in 2005, directing short films for non-profits including the ACLU and the World Federation of Hemophilia and developing documentaries for broadcast. Her most recent film BAD BLOOD: A Cautionary Tale broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011 and was the centerpiece of campaign to change US blood donation policies. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: Ansel Adams, The Center of the World, Andy Warhol, and Eugene O’Neill. Ness’s other credits include films for TLC, Court TV, and National Geographic, as well as films for the PBS series American Experience.