Judith Paine McBrien Collection

Collection Identifier
Extent of Collection
23 reels of 16mm film, totaling 1590 feet. - Lot 1
76 reels of 16mm film - Lot 2
27 Betacam videotape cassettes - Lot 3
8 reels of 16mm film - Lot 4
Language Of Materials
Custodial History
These film materials were created and stored by filmmaker Judith McBrien before donating them to CFA.
McBrien, Judith Paine (was created by)
Judith Paine McBrien is the director and producer of The Archimedia Workshop and the director of the Daniel Burnham Film Project. She is the director of “Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City,” a film exploring the life of the visionary architect and city planner Daniel Burnham.

For over 15 years McBrien has written, directed and produced programs about architecture, history and urban design for public television broadcast, as well as for arts and environmental organizations including the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Institute of Architects, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, and the Urban Land Institute. At Perspectives Media, she produced the award-winning 5-part series “Skyline: Chicago” for public television broadcast about Chicago’s history, development, and urban design. In 2000 she wrote and produced a Centerpiece Chicago Story, “Daniel Burnham: The Power of Dreams,” for Chicago public television station WTTW.

McBrien holds a master's degree in architectural history from Columbia University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Gene Siskel Film Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.