Biography of International Interviewer Daphne Barak is also a film and television producers. She has written seven books and counting. Barak is also the “single biggest owner of her own library of filmed interviews” dating back to 1990s.
Daphne Barak, International Interviewer and Executive Producer, combines exclusive interviews for both print and TV broadcast. She has achieved tremendous success by conducting interviews and extending her work to worldwide viewers and readers.
Daphne Barak interviews are conducted for leading print and broadcast outlets throughout the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Pakistan, Russia and in the United States covering all major media markets.
Daphne Barak has also done a documentary for the Discovery channel (“Jackie Chan Showing Hong Kong”) as an Executive Producer and produced other television specials (“Our Son Michael Jackson” and “Tale of Two Sisters” – the Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft story), some of them with Elisabeth Murdoch.
These specials and other Barak exclusives, aired prime time on 20/20, ABC, Dateline, NBC and 48 Hours, CBS in the US. ITV, Ch 5, Living TV in the UK, Channel 9 and 7 in Australia, RTL 1 and RTL 2 in Germany, Media Set & SKY TG24 in Italy, Globo in Brazil, Star TV in the Far East, Al Arabia in the Arab world, Ch 10 in Israel, GEO TV in Pakistan, RTI in Spain, CNN International, and other major television networks around the world.
Daphne Barak’s seventh book STRUGGLING FOR ONE AMERIA is co-Authored with Erbil Gunasti. It is the genesis of their documentary Trump vs. Hollywood: The Two White Houses, published in 2021.
MAMA SARAH OBAMA: Our Dreams & Roots
This book is not only the autobiography of Granny Obama and her family. It is not only about her setting the record straight about her famous grandson, his late father and her family: It is a story about a woman in Africa, who wanted to have education, but was not allowed to. She did not give up her big dream, and pushed her children to get education. One of them was especially bright – Barack Obama Sr. with who she shared the big ambition, the dream. He climbed over so many obstacles. His achievements were extraordinary, but so were his demons …It would be his son, Sarah’s grandson, who would complete the dream.
Daphne Barak’s fourth book, published in 2013. COMING HOME WITH THE KENNEDYS – 2013 Barak, invited by the Kennedy family members, joined 35 other Kennedys, participating in week long commemorations, organized by the Irish state in Dublin and New Ross and in the county of Wexford, celebrating the visit of JFK, the president of the United States 50 years ago.
by Daphne Barak tells the unknown personal journey of Benazir Bhutto, former, two time, first woman prime minister of one of the most populated Muslim countries in the world, during her turmoiling last two years of her life. It is a tale of a unique friendship between Benazir Bhutto and her husband – the current President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, and Daphne Barak, leading like a magnet to the inevitable tragic end. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27th, 2007.
SAVING AMY This is not a bio of Amy Winehouse. This book documents a very troubled family where no one set of relationship is normal. The family members are screaming that they are “Saving Amy.” In fact, that is their way to escape their own big problems. It is very clear from the book, that the big problem of Amy Winehouse was not her addiction. It was her way to deal with her very dysfunctional family. The book demonstrates it clearly – how Amy was crying for help.
Daphne Barak soon to become a filmmaker. “Saving Amy” will become an eight parter. It will be based on the best selling book “Saving Amy”.
Daphne Barak, as one top TV executive put it, is the sole owner of hundreds of exclusive sit-down interviews, involving original content, so big and unique that “it can crash a network television in the U.S.” They include heads of state, world leaders, royals, Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, and others.
Heads of State
Yasser Arafat, Benazir Bhutto, Muammar Quaddafi, Francois Mitterand, Nelson Mandela, Moshe Katzav, Tony Blair, Tansu Ciller, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres, Robert G. Mugabe, Ibrahim Al Jafaari, Pervez Musharraf, Segolene Royal, Asif Ali Zardari, Raila Odinga, Paul Kagame, Mahmoud Abbas, Mikheil Saakashvili, Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif, Enda Kenny, Donald J. Trump, Kalonzo Musyoka, Sali Berisha, Hashim Thaci, Fatmir Sejdiu, Jacob Zuma, Fidel Castro, Naftali Bennett
Anthony Quinn, Johnny Depp, Goldie Hawn, Fernandco Montenegro, Helena Bonham Carter, Brooke Shields, Jean Claude Van Damme, Richard Dreyfuss, Roger Moore, Danny Glover, Jackie Chan, Charlton Heston, Kevin Klein, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, Steven Segal, Omar Sharif, Mia Farrow, Robert DeNiro, Jane Fonda, Tippi Hedren, Rupert Everett, Sadie Frost, Kathleen Turner, Woopie Goldberg, Dean Cain, Scott Biao, Isiah Washington, Kristy Swanson, Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, Eric Roberts, Eliza Roberts, Lorenzo Lamas, Robert Davi, Jon Voight, Roseanne Barr, Brigitte Bardot, Eva Langoria, Antonio Banderas, Clive Owen, Sylvester Stallone, Cuba Gooding Jr., Billy Bob Thornton
Prince Charles, The Duchess of York, Prince Hassan of Jordan, Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Lady Raine Spencer, Queen Noor of Jordan, Frances Shand Kydd – Princess Diana’s mother, Annabel Elliot – Camila Parker Bowles’ sister, Crown Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Sarah Ferguson, Princess Margaret
Mother Teresa, Bob & Elisabeht Dole, Jesse Jackson, Dalia Rabin, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Danielle Mitterand, Dimitra Papandreou, Winnie Mandela & their daughter with Nelson Mandela, Eli Ishia, Graca Machell, Newt Gingrich, Al & Tipper Gore, Mary Bono, David Levy, Natan Sharansky, Leah Rabin, Jihan Sadat, Avraham Burg, Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend, Rudy Giuliani, Madeline Allbright, Geert Wilders, Jorg Haider, Mitt Romney, Louis Farrakhan, Caroline Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Sarah Sanders, Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump Jr, Lyndsey Graham, Tokyo Sexwale, John McCain
Julio Iglesias, Yoko Ono, Fernanda Montenegro, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Sean “Puffy”Combs, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Spice Girl Melanie B (Scary Spice), Renee Fleming, Daniel Barenboim, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, 3Ts, Quincy Jones, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles, Nick and Aaron Carter, Bono, Kid Rock, Art Garfunkel, Phil Collins, Ravi Shankar, Sting & Trudie Styler, Luciano Pavarotti, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, Kathleen Turner, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Bob Geldof, Lenny Kravitz, Amy Winehouse, Lionel Richie, Sheryl Crow, Money B, Too Short, Eric B, Ted Nugent, B.B. King
O.J. Simpson, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Jocelyne Wildenstein, Roger Clinton, Don King, Lynndie England, Raghad Hussein, Joe Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Denise Rich, Jane Carter, Don Spencer, Kit Culkin, Daniel Ducruet, Ramsey Clark, Prince Asiel Ben Israel, Gary Houston, Alberto Repossi, Adnan Kashoggi, Lory del Santo, Tariq Aziz, Alexander Litvinenko, Sanam Bhutto, Mamma Sarah – grandmother of Barack Obama in Kenya, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, Patrizia D’Addario, Noemi Letizia, Larry King, Steve Forbes, Jackie Kennedy-Onassis’ Governess & Cook Marta Sgubin, John Kennedy Jr.’s first cousin Tina Radziwill, Bianca Jagger, Leonardo DiCaprio’s family, Muhammed Ali’s wife Loni, Mark Geragos, DeRay Davis, 35 members of the Kennedy family, Jeane Kennedy Smith, Claudia Jordan, Bilawal Bhutto Zadari, David Furnish, David Guest, Jenna Hawkings Welch – mother of First Lady Laura Welch Bush, Versace’s lover Antonio D’Amico, Cookie Johnson, Charlie Chaplin’s son Michael Chaplin, Ivana Trump, Lindsay Lohan father, John Gotti’s wife Victoria Digiorgio, Andrea Bocelli’s wife Veronica Berti and son Matteo Bocelli, Margaret Papandreou, Steven Spielberg mother Leah Adler, Mark Rich, Jessica Simpson’s father Joe Simpson, Marilyn Monroe’s close Pal Marie Ervine, Mina Anna Maria Mazzini’s son
Roger Federer, Magic Johnson, Muhammed Ali, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Andre Agassi, Mike Tyson, Big Baby Glen Davis, Kim Clijsters, Martina Navratilova, Diego Forlan
Donatella Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Sadie Frost, Valerie Campbell, Elie Saab, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington
Arthur Cohn, Avi Lerner, Oliver Stone, Brett Ratner
Daphne Barak has been a television executive producer for more than two decades.
Among her well know specials are: Our Son, Michael Jackson; Tale of Two Sisters (Liza Minnelli); Saving Amy (Amy Winehouse and her family) and a documentary with the Kennedy family, “Coming Home With The Kennedys – 2013”
In 2016, Barak, together with Erbil Gunasti, as executive producer, released “ICONS in their own words with Daphne Barak” documentary series, Shimon Peres, Kid Rock, Andrea Bocelli and JFK Jr. The series featured Robert DeNiro, Kathleen Turner, Henry Kissinger, Sheryl Crow, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Mitt Romney, Kennedy family members like Caroline, Kathleen, Kerry, Patrick.