Emmy award winning and Golden Globe nominated producer Ilene Kahn Power is Executive Producer of the feature documentary Remote Area Medical, a Sundance Institute seeded project released by Cinedigm and directed by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman. The film tells the story of the twenty three year struggle to provide free medical and dental care to indigenous peoples around the world, and yes, here in the USA, by the extraordinary Stan Brock. It will premiere Tuesday September 30th.
Kahn Power is also Executive Producer on Romeo Killer which aired on Lifetime Television in Spring 2013. Starring Matt Barr, Lolita Davidovich, and Eric McCormack and based on a true story, Barr (Hatfields and McCoys, Friday Night Lights) plays the sociopathic charmer Chris Porco, who was convicted of killing his father and leaving his mother for dead in a widely publicized court case in 2007. Directed by Norma Bailey, this beautifully crafted thriller maintains taut suspense for a riveting two hours.
Kahn Power is also Executive Producer of one of Lifetime’s top rated movies for 2010, Who is Clark Rockefeller?. It starred Eric McCormack (Will and Grace) as Clark Rockefeller, the German imposter who kidnapped his daughter in 2008 and Sherri Stringfield (ER) as Rockefeller’s wife. Christian Gerhardstreiter, the Rockefeller imposter, went on trial for the murder of a Pasadena resident March 11, 2013.
Kahn Power was an Executive Producer on Elvis, the four hour miniseries for CBS which was filmed in New Orleans and at Graceland. The show captured six Emmy nominations including Outstanding Miniseries. Jonathan Rhys Meyers won the Golden Globe award for Outstanding Actor in a Television or Cable Film or Miniseries for his portrayal of Elvis. Co-stars Camryn Mannheim and Randy Quaid were also nominated for Golden Globes, Emmys, and the Satellite Award for their work on the miniseries. Ilene Kahn Power won the Satellite Award from the International Press Academy for Outstanding Television Film or Miniseries.
Kahn Power was Executive Producer on the acclaimed Gia for HBO, the tragic story of the supermodel starring Angelina Jolie in a career-making performance, Mercedes Ruehl, and Faye Dunaway. The film, directed by Michael Cristofer, received three Golden Globe Awards, six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture For Television. She was also nominated by the Producers Guild of America for the Laurel Award as Outstanding Producer for long-form television for her work on the film.
Ilene Kahn Power was a producer on USA Networks’ Traffic, the critically praised six-hour mini-series was directed by Stephen Hopkins and Eric Bross and written by Ron Hutchinson. It received five Emmy nominations. That year, she also produced The Dead Hollywood Wives Society for Hallmark, based on Lindsay Maracotta’s book of the same title.
Kahn Power was instrumental in the establishing of HBO Films as the potent force it has become today. In the mid 90’s She left her executive post as Vice President HBO Films to form her own company, Kahn Power Pictures, and produced the award winning Stalin for HBO in Moscow. Starring Robert Duvall and Julia Ormand, the film received three Golden Globe Awards as well as three Cable ACE Awards, and was nominated for ten Emmy Awards, of which it won four, including Outstanding Motion Picture For Television.
In her twelve years as Vice President of HBO Films, Kahn Power supervised the development and production of over sixty films. In 1996 Kahn Power had the distinction of being the only producer in history to have three out of five films nominated as Best Motion Picture for Television for the Golden Globe Awards: Roswell, starring Kyle Maclachlan and Martin Sheen for Showtime; White Mile starring Alan Alda, Peter Gallagher, and Robert Loggia for HBO; and Fatherland starring Rutger Hauer and Miranda Richardson for HBO. In 1998 she was also Executive Producer on Buffalo Soldiers, starring Danny Glover for Turner Network Television.
In 2003 Executive Producer Kahn Power’s film They Call Me Sirr, the Sirr Parker Story starring Academy Award nominee the late Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) for Showtime was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Children’s Special.
Kahn Power is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the Producers Guild of America, and is a Trustee of the Women In Film Foundation where she chairs and produces The Legacy Series, a series of visual histories of trailblazing women in the motion picture and television industry. She was Jury Chair of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, for nine years and was an adjunct professor in media department at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
A native of Chicago, she is a graduate of Northwestern University and has completed graduate work at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has three sons, Jeremy, Adam, and Oliver, and resides in Los Angeles with her husband, personal manager Derek Power, with whom she is partnered in Kahn Power Pictures.
– 2014 “Remote Area Medical” (executive producer)
– 2013 “Romeo Killer” (TV) (executive producer)
– 2010 “Who Is Clark Rockefeller” (TV) (executive producer)
– 2005 “Elvis” (mini) TV Series (co-executive producer)
– 2004 “Traffic” (mini) TV Series (consulting producer)
– 2004 “The Hollywood Mom’s Mystery” (TV) (executive producer)
– 2003 “Open House” (TV) (supervising producer)
– 2001 “They Call Me Sirr” (TV) (executive producer)
– 1998 “Gia” (TV) (executive producer)
– 1997 “Buffalo Soldiers” (TV) (co-executive producer)
– 1994 “White Mile” (TV) (co-executive producer)
– 1994 “Roswell” (TV) (producer)
– 1994 “Fatherland” (TV) (producer)
– 1992 “Stalin” (TV) (executive producer)
– 1981 “The Princess and the Cabbie” (TV) (producer)