Joe Lavine is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning television Director/Producer with extensive experience in long-form documentary storytelling—featuring both contemporary and historical subjects. He strives to bring a keen eye and fresh point of view to every project.
Most of Joe’s career was been spent at HBO Sports, where he became Vice President & Senior Producer. At HBO, he produced highly acclaimed films while also overseeing the development and production of all in-house documentaries. He’s also produced segments for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
In 2013 Joe left HBO Sports to start his own company, Trenton Makes Productions. The following year, his documentary, Playing for the Mob, aired under ESPN’s ‘30 for 30’ banner, and earned an Emmy for best documentary series. Joe recently directed a Documentary for NFL Films and is currently in production on an A&E Network film.
A nine-time Emmy and two-time Peabody award-winning producer, Joe boasts a long list of film projects. A partial list includes: HBO’s Namath, Lombardi, Ali-Frazier I, Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio, Nine Innings from Ground Zero, Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team; and Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football.
Joe began his career at Major League Baseball Productions and has worked the Summer Olympics for NBC Sports. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.