David Katzive is Executive Producer for video projects at Finn Partners. His work
entails producing corporate videos, news features, documentaries, public service
announcements, and interactive exhibits for a wide variety of clients in fields
of technology, architecture, healthcare, consumer products, the arts and public
advocacy. He has created features on volunteer doctors in Jordan helping Iraqi
families; the 100 year history of the Rockefeller family’s efforts to preserve the
natural environment; an interactive DVD to help America’s Veterans with PTSD, a
comprehensive survey of Haitian art and culture, an 11 screen welcome wall for the Finn
Partners lobby, 30 and 60 second commercial spots for the Jamaica Tourist Board and
the International Council of Shopping Centers, and live productions with as many as 10
cameras from remote locations such as lava fields in Hawaii or a nature preserve in the
North of Kenya.
Katzive began his media production work as an artist for Chicago’s Adler Planetarium; as
Curator at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, as Chief, Division of Education at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vice Director of Education at the Brooklyn Museum, and
Cultural Programs Development Consultant at WGBH-TV, Boston.
Awards have included a juror’s prize from the Sundance Film Festival, as well as Cipra,
Bronze Anvil, Telly, Andy and Big Apple awards.
Key to his success has been a roster of highly skilled and dedicated camera operators,
animators, Emmy-award winning writers and editors located throughout the world as
well as exceptionally talented support staff in New York.
His educational background includes a BA from Brown University paired with course
work in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters Degree in Art
History from the University of Chicago. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local
He is married with two children, both in television production, and five grandchildren.