Louise Pencavel

Louise Pencavel

Production Services Manager

Hi I’m Louise Pencavel. I produced and hosted two interview series,at the Media Center for many years. Now I’m Director of Production Services, the branch of the Media Center that produces professional videos in support of our non-profit work.

I grew up in the wild woods of Northern Maine and later received a BA cum laude with in drama from Vassar and an MA in Communications from Stanford. I have produced, written, shot, and edited film and video in the Bay Area for over 25 years. Productions have included news, documentaries, and children’s programs for KPIX, KRON, and KGO in San Francisco and three nationally televised documentaries for PBS through KTEH in San Jose: What Price Employment?, Master Class, and All Stressed Up and No Way to Grow.

Most recently I produced a two-part pilot for a parenting series for KTEH, The Parent Survival Guide, which we hope to turn into an ongoing series.

I have also produced several independent programs for Bay Area corporations such as Sunset Films, Bechtel Corporation, and Raychem.

I currently work part-time as a reporter for California Courts News, a series for California Court Employees and I teach several video classes locally. I am married to a professor of economics at Stanford University and have three children. In my spare time I volunteer as a tutor and mentor in the public schools.

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