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Independent filmmaker Ricki Stern grew up in New York and studied filmmaking at Dartmouth College, where she made her first documentary about a teenager competing in the Special Olympics.

She then honed her skills with a variety of production and editing jobs, including a behind-the-scenes stint on "Saturday Night Live" and a five-year run as a producer for HBO.

Stern has collaborated with fellow Dartmouth graduate Annie Sundberg on a series of critically acclaimed projects, including The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006), a moving portrait of a man wrongly accused of rape and murder that was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize; and The Devil Came on Horseback (2007), a sobering account of genocide in Sudan.

Ricki Stern in Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

2010 R

This all-access documentary chronicles a year in the life of Joan Rivers, following the legendary comedian from her posh Manhattan apartment to business meetings and media appearances while revisiting the dramatic highs and lows of her past.

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