Billy Shebar is a writer, director and producer of TV series and independent films.

He helped develop Dark Net, the new documentary series on Showtime, writing and producing two of the eight episodes in its first season.  An Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Shebar has written, produced and directed documentaries for major networks including PBS (America by the Numbers, History Detectives), Discovery (King Tut Unwrapped), A&E (The First 48), and TNT (Boston’s Finest).  He is currently the series producer of a new true crime serial with documentarian Joe Berlinger at Radical Media.

Shebar has also written several narrative features, including Dark Matter (2007), which starred Meryl Streep, Liu Ye, and Aidan Quinn.  Dark Matter won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and was chosen for Lincoln Center’s Film Comment Selects series.

Shebar has collaborated on film and video projects with composer Meredith Monk, actor Christopher Reeve, and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

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