Philip Gittelman


Philip began his career at CBS Television, joining the Public Affairs Department of CBS News where he reported, wrote, produced and directed many programs, series and investigative specials, including the award winning biographical series PORTRAIT and the Network’s first medical news and features program, “GRAND ROUNDS,”. It was at CBS that he pioneered the use of original still photography in documentaries.

He left the Network to found Magnum Films, a joint venture with Magnum Photos, the distinguished international agency of photojournalists, where his techniques in the use of still photography in films was furthered developed. The company evolved into pgp inc., noted for its innovative body of work.

In addition to his work with many Fortune 500 companies and the country’s leading Foundations, he has been actively involved producing for the Arts. Together with his wife Deirdre, he has created and produced television series and specials with some of the most outstanding artists, museums, cultural institutions and patrons in the world.

They include: the AT THE MET series with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; The Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art; The New York City Ballet Company, among others. Their productions have been featured on PBS, Network Television and Cable and have been honored throughout the world.

He has also created an important body of work, for television and educational campaigns, addressing health, science and related social issues, especially as they affect the lives of children. They include the TODAY’S HEALTH television series, created and produced in association with the AMA; his role as Consultant and Producer to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in addition to many other Foundations, Medical Centers, Pharmaceutical companies and health organizations

Gittelman also co-authored the best seller, THE BOOK OF INCOMES (Holt, Rinehart and Winston).

A graduate of Baruch College, City University of New York, he is a member of the Directors Guild of America and a “Lifetime” member of the Writers Guild of America.