Francine Zuckerman and her company Z FILMS INC. has produced a wide range of films and television programs with an emphasis on adaptation from fiction and theatre, social documentary and performing arts as well as short films. As producer and director, Zuckerman has won numerous awards and her work has been recognized at film festivals around the world. A graduate of McGill University’s film program, her first film Half the Kingdom (NFB, Telefilm,TVO, Channel 4, SBS) , a controversial film about women and Judaism launched at international film festivals and won several awards. Zuckerman produced and directed Exposure: environmental links to breast cancer, (CBC, TVO) a documentary hosted by singer/actor Olivia Newton-John; a Canada - New Zealand co-production Punch Me in the Stomach, (OMDC, CBC, PBS, NZ On Air,TV3) starring Deb Filler premiered at the London International Film Festival; the Gemini nominated dramatic anthology TV series The Atwood Stories (CTF, W Network, Rogers) based on the short stories of renowned author Margaret Atwood launched at FIPA; Passengers (Showcase, CBC, W Network) premiered at TIFF; most recently We Are Here (documentary screened around the world and Mr. Bernstein (OAC), a short film which premiered at Palm Springs ShortFest. Her films in development are: The Edible Woman based on the novel by Margaret Atwood (Telefilm, HG Fund & Corus) and Aftermath, a new feature documentary (documentary).