Filmmakers

Meet the Filmmakers

Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Producer

Dr. Ungerleider (middle) speaks with guests at a screening of “Munich ’72 and Beyond.” Photo courtesy of Eva Nicholas Photography.

Dr. Steven Ungerleider is an accomplished author, sports psychologist, and advocate for sport. He has written several books on Olympic topics, including the best-selling Faust’s Gold: Inside the East German Doping Machine, which examined the 30 year doping activities of the late East German regime. Dr. Ungerleider serves as Vice-President for the Executive Board of The Foundation for Global Sports Development.

He was appointed to the International Society for Olympic Historians (ISOH), has served as a founding trustee of Global Sports Development (GSD), has served on the education and ethics committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency and was recently appointed to the national advisory panel of the American Psychological Association. In 2009, Ungerleider was a co-founder of the Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) at the University of Texas, Austin, which will house the largest repository of sports research material including a major International Olympic collection, an East German Doping collection and all files related to the recent BALCO drug scandal.

David Ulich, Producer

David Ulich answers a question during the Q&A after a screening of “Munich ’72 and Beyond” at the New York Public Library.

David C. Ulich is the President of The Foundation for Global Sports Development and serves on its Board of Directors. The foundation works closely with the International Olympic Committee and a variety of Sports Federations on global programming and outreach efforts including domestic and international grant making, the formation and growth of impactful collaborations and partnerships and youth mentorship and awards programming that increasingly impact underserved youth.David is a partner of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. He also serves on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation’s Council of Trustees and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games’ Board of Directors. He was recently appointed to the board of the LA2024 organizing committee.

Michael Cascio, Executive Producer

Michael Cascio (left) and David Ulich at the 2016 LA Shorts Film Festival, where “Munich ’72 and Beyond” won Best Short Documentary.

With four Emmys, two Oscar nominations and a “Producer of the Year” award, Cascio has a noteworthy career in documentary TV programming. As National Geographic Channel’s EVP, Programming, he was the driving force behind many important and successful programs, including the record-breaking Inside 9/11, the award-winning Restrepo, and the recent mini-series, The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? As EVP/GM at Animal Planet, Cascio delivered record ratings and hit shows. He’s most recognized for his work at A&E, supervising the award-winning Biography series, as well as Investigative Reports, City Confidential and documentaries such as Titanic: Death of a Dream. He was VP at NBC News, creating a documentary strategy for MSNBC. Among his accolades, Cascio was cited in Entertainment Weekly’s “It List,” as one of the most creative people in the media. Cascio now advises selected media and production partners through his company, M&C Media LLC.