Millimeter Magazine named writer-producer-director
Jo Franklin "One of the Top 50 Film Producers in the
Following her work as Senior Washington Producer of the MacNeil-Lehrer
Report, Ms. Franklin produced and directed The Middle East
Trilogy, a unique history-making series that aired to rave
critical reviews, unprecedented audience numbers, and repeated
worldwide broadcasts. Her eight films have won numerous awards
including an Emmy nomination.
Throughout Operation Desert Storm, The Middle East Trilogy
was used by General Norman Schwarzkopf, the U.S. State and Defense
Departments, and the military to train their personnel for deployment
to the Persian Gulf. In an unusual move, the U.S. Military also
requested that Ms. Franklin work personally with the Special
Operations Forces during the Gulf War-a request she honored
and which ultimately became the heart of her novel The Wing
of The Falcon.