TV PRODUCTIONS

 
 

Since moving to Los Angeles in 1998, I have written, produced and/or directed over 100 hours of television programming.


I’ve enjoyed a long and close association with the wonderful World of Wonder Productions, and lately I’ve also been working with the equally wonderful Flight 33 Productions. My shows have appeared on HBO, Showtime, Bravo, AMC, VH1, The History Channel, Cinemax and many other networks.


My current resume is here.


Below is some additional info and reviews of some of my films and TV shows.


 

MOVIES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD - AMC




On the set of Movies That Shook The World

with Do The Right Thing director Spike Lee.


"...enticing...a series everyone should see...

Beautifully researched and convincingly presented....The clips and footage are  hugely satisfying ....the series succeeds admirably..."

– The Hollywood Reporter


"...classy...a mighty impressive feat...."

– The New York Daily News








  Series supervising producer Gabriel Rotello

Executive producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Narrated by Jeff Goldblum



 

THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Bravo





On the set of my Bravo Christmas special with perennial Bob Hope Christmas Special guest Loni Anderson.


“…Smart…this savvy look at old-time variety shows even gets the kitsch right… this is indeed  a Christmas special to cherish."         

–  New York Newsday


"...a quirky, fun ride...an hour of fabulous, campy, fading-mists of-memory fun guaranteed to make one smile..genuinely touching moments"

– The Baltimore Sun


"…the Mother of all Christmas Specials…"

– Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


“…Cheeky…snarky…Scrooge has met his match.”

– Dallas Morning News


"I highly recommend taking a break from Christmas specials to watch Bravo's Christmas special about Christmas specials . . ."

– Up & Coming Weekly


"…a highly entertaining hour…Bravo to a twisted 'Special'…"

– Kansas City Star


"…If you see only one Christmas special this holiday season, it should be "The Christmas Special Christmas Special"...both cheering and thoughtful."

– Tom Shales - The Washington Post


"…incisive in its cultural observations…happily irreverent…"

– The Denver Post




   Written, produced and directed by  Gabriel Rotello

Executive producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Narrated by Carson Kressley


 

HIDDEN FUHRER: DEBATING THE ENIGMA OF HITLER’S SEXUALITY - Cinemax






"History seldom gets more red-hot...handles the incendiary material with 

skill and remarkable balance."

– Robert Koehler - Variety


"...riveting...compelling...fascinating..."

– Linda Stasi - New York Post


"...lots of food for thought...definitely one of the most thought-provoking films at the festival..."

– Indiewire


"...inflammatory an intriguing...takes a balanced, careful and fascinating look at the heated arguments surrounding Hitler's sexuality..."

– InsideOut


"...provocative...chilling...this fascinating film will give you plenty to ponder..."

– Artsweek



Produced and written by Gabriel Rotello

Directed by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Gabriel Rotello

Narrated by Marlene Sanders


 

THE REALITY OF REALITY - Bravo






A 5-part documentary miniseries on the reality TV revolution.


"...the most satisfying television I've seen this year...TV finally blowing the whistle on itself..."

– Glenn Garvin,  The Miami Herald


"...gathers the scandals and revelations of the reality TV business into

one crushing indictment...."

– The New York Daily News


"..high-minded...a jaundiced look at the reality craze....."

– The New York times


"..takes a hard look at the genre...."

– USA Today


Series supervising producer Gabriel Rotello

Executive producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Narrated by Kyle MacLachlan


 

DARK ROOTS:

THE UNAUTHORIZED ANNA NICOLE - Showtime






"...poignant...the basic, visceral attraction of Dark Roots is obvious...."

– The New York Times


Written and Produced by Gabriel Rotello

Directed by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Gabriel Rotello

Narrated by William H. Macy





 

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE - HBO






   "...hilarious, poignant, lovingly ironic...brings down the house...."

– David Edelstein, Slate


"...Riveting...."

– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


 

WWII IN 3D - Sky TV & The History Channel











   "...fascinating...paints a powerfully realistic vision of the conflict

that redefined the 20th century...."

– Reuters


"...a must see experience....brings this imagery alive

in a way like never before"

– BluRay Review


Written and directed by Gabriel Rotello

Executive producers Douglas Cohen and Louis Tarrentino

Narrated by Tom Wilkinson

 

THE STRANGE HISTORY OF

DON’T ASK DON’T TELL - HBO











   "...Valuable...offers a panoramic sweep of attitudes towards gays in the

military itself and, by implication, society in general ..."

– San Francisco Chronicle


"...Outstanding...a masterful compilation of intricate historical detail...

completely riveting."

– San Francisco Sentinel


"...an unapologetic piece of advocacy....a political thriller...

includes moments of heartbreak and hilarity"

– Variety


Emmy Award nominee - Outstanding Historical Program 2012

GLAAD Award nominee - Best Documentary 2012


Produced by Gabriel Rotello and Mona Card

Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato