Mindy Pomper Johnson is a producer/director with over 15 years experience in documentaries. A Native New Yorker, she graduated from Queens College, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She got started working as a production coordinator on feature films and movies of the week, and made her entrance into documentaries by independently producing “Free A Man to Fight: Women Solders of World War II.” Filmed over the course of 6 years, financed with donations of time and money, as well as grants from Women in Film and the Roy Dean Grant, it won many awards at film festivals, and was the premier documentary at the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington DC. It aired on the History Channel as a special for Women’s History Month for four years. After that, she went on to produce documentaries for the History Channel, Discovery, the Food Network and Discovery. She has traveled around the world to film documentaries, such as “Worse Than War,” a PBS special about genocide, She has also taught classes in documentary filmmaking at UCLA. Her most recent credits include the series “The Universe” and “Life After People” on The History Channel, and “Game Changers” for Bloomberg Television. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and founded the organization Association of Women in Entertainment. She has a personal interest in public education, as her son attended Sierra Madre Elementary School, where she has been active in their Annual Fund Campaign as well as the PTA.