Producer/Director, Skipping Stone Pictures
Scott Sackett is a 20-year veteran of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). From 1991 to 2006, he was a producer of music and arts programming at affiliate station WNED, Buffalo/Toronto which serves a bi-national region of 3.1 million households across Western New York and Southern Ontario. Credits include the annual Public Radio International series Music from Chautauqua, the live National Public Radio broadcast of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus performing Messiah, and the inaugural JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition which encompassed the stage performances, a television documentary and a radio broadcast. From 1999 to 2006, he produced and hosted the WNED-FM weekday program Morning Classics, the station’s highest revenue-generating radio show, and the weekly concert series Philharmonic Friday. Among his guests were composer Philip Glass, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, choral director Peter Phillips, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, American roots musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, the Eroica Trio, author Martin Goldsmith, and poet Carl Dennis. Between 2001 and 2003, he also staged publicly acclaimed and financially successful classical music performances, bringing critically acclaimed artists Sharon Isbin, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and Christopher Parkening to the Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival. In 2006, he founded Skipping Stone Pictures, Ltd. Recent productions include the PBS documentary films Elbert Hubbard: An American Original and Glorious Battle: The Siege of Fort Erie. Today, he continues his association with PBS as an independent producer and is a collaborative partner of Paul Lamont.