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I am the founder and president of the Sonnett Media Group, LLC (SMG), a Washington, D.C. area-based production company dedicated to creating informative and entertaining media products that offer audiences a unique view into the history that shaped our world and the events that define it today. I founded the company in 2001 with the goal to connect information, ideas, and people through visual media, using the latest technology to enable storytelling. Prior to forming the company, I earned my Masters degree in Film and Video from the American University in Washington, D.C., and taught screenwriting and producing as an Adjunct Professor.


I have written, directed, and produced film, video, digital media, and museum exhibit projects for clients including the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Science, and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). My work has aired on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and public television and has been screened at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. I have been honored for my work in digital media and museum exhibit work with two nominations from the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, received a MUSE award from the American Association of Museums, and earned two Webby Awards.


Above all, I have a passion for telling stories on screens! I continue to explore and deepen this passion by writing feature film and television scripts and expanding narrative storytelling into virtual reality experiences. 

A charming picture of Dan Sonnett
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