AMY ELDON TURTELTAUB
AMY ELDON TURTELTAUB
Amy was born in England and grew up in Nairobi where she attended the International School of Kenya. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Communications, she moved to Los Angeles where she began her career in media with the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Dying to Tell the Story,” which she brought to TBS.
She was the associate producer and presenter of the film that wove the story of her brother, photographer Dan Eldon, who was killed while working as a photojournalist with Reuters News Agency in Somalia in 1993, together with those of other journalists working in conflict zones around the world. The 90-minute film was nominated for an Emmy and was short-listed for an Academy Award.
Amy also co-produced an acclaimed CNN documentary, “Soldiers of Peace, a Children’s Crusade,” for CNN. In 2003, she was the host and co-creator of “Global Tribe,” a PBS series about “change-makers,” —ordinary people finding solutions to the challenges they face. In 2011, together with Julia Roberts, Amy exec-produced “Extraordinary Women,” a 90-minute special for OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) which featured Julia Roberts, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Christiane Amanpour, and three other exceptional women. Aired on Mother’s Day, the film illustrated the power of mothers to change the world around them.
Amy, the recipient of the Young Alumnae Award from Boston University and the Young Audiences of New York Award, has co-authored four books, all published by Chronicle Books: Soul Catcher: A Journal to Help You Become Who You Really Are; Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance; Love Catcher: A Journal to Invite Love into Your Life; and Angel Catcher for Kids.
Amy is co-founder and co-chair of Creative Visions Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to supporting creative activists who use media and the arts to create awareness of critical issues and catalyze positive change. Located in the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism in Malibu, the foundation has overseen more than 100 projects and productions on five continents that have touched more than 100 million people.
Amy and her husband, director Jon Turteltaub, have three children.