Who We Are
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Catherine Tatge is a distinguished, Emmy Award-winning producer and director of film and television and the CEO/Co-Founder of Tatge/Lasseur Productions and the not-for-profits, Global Village Media and the Civic Life Project. For over 30 years, she has worked extensively and globally in the public affairs, performance and dance, biographies and the world of ideas arenas through documentaries, historical drama, feature films and digital channels. As a leader, an educator and an artist, she has leveraged the power of film to connect and communicate in service of deeper cultural and civic understanding.
Throughout her career, Tatge has tackled important, controversial public affairs issues. As producer/director of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, a program which had significant influence on American television, she received an Emmy Award. Ms. Tatge’s close working relationship with Bill Moyers led to many other projects including the ten-hour PBS series Genesis: A Living Conversation; Fooling with Words and the series Sounds of Poetry, the four part series – What Can We Do About Violence?; and three programs on the nature of hate—Beyond Hate, Facing Hate with Elie Wiesel, and Hate on Trial.
Tatge is a graduate of Lawrence University and also received an Honorary Doctorate from Lawrence.
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Dominique Lasseur is a film and television producer and co-founder of production companies Global Village Media and Tatge/Lasseur Productions. With numerous productions in the U.S. and abroad, his work has embraced performance, performance documentaries, biographical profiles, news and public affairs, and informational programming. From Holo Mai Pele—a dance/performance special on PBS’ Great Performances —to a series entitled Dances of Life, he also produced Breaking the Silence: Journeys of Hope, a PBS special on domestic violence, as well as special programming for the Pew Charitable Trust, Harvard Business School, and Fred Friendly Seminars. Other projects include Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories and The Question of God: C.S. Lewis & Sigmund Freud. He recently produced a series on Ethics in America for the Fred Friendly Seminars, featuring many notable participants, including Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Sandra Day O’Connor.