- Steve James
- Executive Producer
- Gordon Quinn
- Emily Hart
- Adam Singer
- Keith Walker
- Steve James
- Assistant Editor / Post Production Supervisor
- Liz Kaar
- Leo Sidran
- Additional Editing
- Leslie Simmer
- Executive Producers for ESPN Films
- Keith Clinkscales, John Dahl, Joan Lynch, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, John Skipper and John Walsh
- Producer for ESPN Films
- Arunima Dhar
Steve James' affiliation with Kartemquin began in 1987 with the start of production of Hoop Dreams, for which he served as director, producer, and co-editor. He has since then become one of the most acclaimed documentary makers of his generation, with noted works being Stevie, The New Americans, The War Tapes, At the Death House Door, The Interrupters, Life Itself, and most recently the 2018 Academy Award®-nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.
Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 50 years. Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun Times, called his first film Home for Life (1966) "an extraordinarily moving documentary." With Home for Life Gordon established the direction he would take for the next four decades, making cinéma vérité films that investigate and critique society by documenting the unfolding lives of real people.
Emily Hart is a director, producer and cinematographer with over two decades experience creating award-winning documentary films and television. With Kartemquin Films, she produced Steve James’ No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, which screened at festivals including SXSW, Full Frame, and iDOCS International Documentary Forum in Beijing; was broadcast as part of ESPN Films’ “30 for 30,” winner of the 2010 International Documentary Association Award for Best
Adam D. Singer began working with Kartemquin Films in 1989, spending 5 years on the critically acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams, and has continued his association with them ever since. He has worked on various productions, both nationally and internationally, as a producer, cameraman and sound recordist.
Leslie Simmer is Kartemquin's Director of Editing as well as Senior Editor on staff.