Kathleen Glynn was born in Flint, Michigan in 1958. She loved
to read and went to the library with her father every Monday
night. By the age of eight she was designing and sewing her
own clothes. In 1974, during her sophomore year in high
school, she started writing her own computer programs.
These childhood interests created the spark for what would
take place in her adult years.
In 1982, Ms. Glynn began an award-winning graphic design business
in Flint. Her primary clients were the city's non-profit organizations.
She also designed and contributed to "The Flint Voice," one of
the nation's premiere alternative newspapers. Later, in
Washington, DC, her clients included Ralph Nader, for whom
she designed books and publications; The World Wildlife Fund;
and the Center for Science in the Public Interest. In 1987
she was among the first designers to use a desktop publishing
system and consequently taught Macintosh classes for beginners
to advanced designers.
From 1987 to 1990, Kathleen Glynn played a critical role in the production of the highly acclaimed film, "Roger & Me," the largest grossing documentary of all time. From her discovery of the now infamous "Bunny Lady" to designing the film's logo, titles, and one-sheet, Kathleen was part of the core team of Flint natives that guided "Roger & Me" through to completion. She then coordinated and participated in a worldwide promotional tour of the film.
During 1989, Ms. Glynn began a new career as a costume designer for film and television. Her work was featured in the "Washington Post" and she designed costumes for the films "Malcolm X," "My New Gun," and "Canadian Bacon."
Ms. Glynn was also the co-producer of "Canadian Bacon." An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Vancouver and Toronto Film Festivals, "Canadian Bacon" opened theatrically in the United States in September, 1995, and is currently one of the most frequently rented videos in the country.
In 1993, Kathleen Glynn produced the Emmy Award-winning television show, "TV Nation." The documentary/comedy program aired for two summer seasons (on NBC and Fox) earning Ms. Glynn her own Emmy for shepherding the NBC show through the tumult -- and past the censors.
Ms. Glynn was the producer of "The Big One," a documentary feature released this spring, which follows the extensive book tour Michael Moore made across the country, upon the release of "Downsize This! Random Thoughts from an Unarmed American." "The Big One" was an official selection of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
In addition to her executive duties at Dog Eat Dog Films, and its upcoming film and television projects, Kathleen has just published, with Michael Moore, a chronicle of the adventures of "TV Nation." This book will be released by Harper Collins, in October 1998.