d. b. Roderick, Senior Producer, Director and Head of IIL Media.
Before helping to form and subsequently joining IIL Media, Roderick was CEO and Producer of an independent multimedia production company that produced feature documentaries, webinars, marketing and corporate narratives for training and online presentations. His experience also includes being Senior Producer/Writer/Videographer with NBC News, CNBC and MSNBC, where he produced investigative and feature documentaries and specials, such as “Black Hawk Down” and “Falsely Accused, Wrongly Convicted.” As Senior Producer for MSNBC/NBC Sports, he produced the special “The Year of the Tiger,” documenting Tiger Woods’ rise to the professional golf ranks. The documentary was part of “Headliners and Legends,” hosted by Matt Lauer, Co-Host of the “Today Show.”
Over Roderick’s 25-year journey through the film and television industry, he won numerous broadcast awards, including EMMYs for his contributions to children’s television programming, a CBS News feature story and a performance program for WCBS-TV. In 2001, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences acknowledged his contribution to the reporting of the events of September 11, 2001. Roderick earned an appointment as Artist in Residence at Emerson College in Boston where he taught undergraduate film studies, screenwriting and a graduate level course on the business of independent film and video production. He has lectured at some of the country’s leading universities and colleges, including Harvard, Boston University and Boston College.
Roderick’s documentaries have transported him around the world, meeting remarkable people, experiencing diverse lifestyles and experiences, discovering cultures, and exploring human possibilities. He has traveled extensively around the globe, to places as distant as Tibet, Africa, Japan, Europe, Vietnam, The Solomon Islands, and the Philippines. He also lived for a time in Southern China.