Bill Burke

Co-Director / Co-Producer


Bill Burke is an experienced media executive who has held various positions at Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner, including president of TBS Superstation and general manager of Turner Classic Movies. He also has served as president and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies.


At TBS, Bill was responsible for the development of numerous documentaries, including Emmy Award winners “Survivors of the Holocaust,” produced with Stephen Spielberg and the Shoah Foundation, and “The Private Life of Plants,” with David Attenborough. TBS also produced a non-fiction series in cooperation with National Geographic Television and the World Wildlife Fund.


Following his time at The Weather Channel, Bill co-authored Ted Turner’s The New York Times best-selling autobiography “Call Me Ted.” He received a B.A. in History from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Didier Pietri

Co-Director / Co-Producer

Didier Pietri is an experienced creative executive and entrepreneur who dedicated more than 12 years at The Walt Disney Company and at ABC; his last four years at the company were spent as president of ABC Pictures and as senior vice president of the ABC Television Network. In his position at ABC Pictures, Pietri worked with a wide variety of producers including multi-Oscar nominated Edgar Scherick, two-time Oscar winner Walter Mirisch, Academy Awards producer Gil Cates, and acclaimed writers Tom Clancy and Stephen King.


Pietri was executive producer of the movie “Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story,” nominated for a Golden Globe. Additionally, and among the 34 movies and mini-series produced under Pietri’s supervision, are Emmy-nominated: “Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story;” “Indiscretion of an American Wife” starring Anne Archer; “The Second Day of Christmas” starring Mark Ruffalo; “The Siege at Ruby Ridge” starring Kirsten Dunst, Laura Dern and Randi Quaid. Pietri’s productions have received four Emmy nominations and one Golden Globe nomination.


Prior to co-founding Argos Pictures, Pietri served as CEO of Vialta, a publicly traded technology company. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and has been a repeated guest on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Cast, Directors, & Studio

Argos Pictures

Argos Pictures is an independent documentary feature film company founded by Bill Burke and Didier Pietri. Argos specializes in the development, production, and promotion of original content based on best-selling and award-winning books.

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