By Carl On March 27th, 2012

After working together for many years producing the very popular television series Bay Area Backroads for KRON-TV,  Doug McConnell and Carl Bidleman teamed up again in 2001 to launch ConvergenceMedia Productions, LLC.

In the years since, ConvergenceMedia has created many successful television, internet, mobile and other media products. Our flagship enterprise is OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, Exploring The West for Public Television nationally.

We are are currently in production on OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, a weekly series celebrating public lands in the Bay Area, and  Saving the Golden Gate, a digital storytelling project examining the history and legacy of the Golden Gate National Parks.  The centerpiece of Saving the Golden Gate is a documentary for Public Television.

We also use our experience and expertise to help organizations tell their stories.  Our clients have included:


  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • The East Bay Regional Park District
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • California State Parks
  • California State Parks Foundation
  • Point Reyes National Seashore Association
  • San Francisco Free Clinic
  • Mendocino Area Park Association
  • Marin County Visitors Bureau
  • Trout Unlimited and the Mendocino Redwood Company
  • Resources Legacy Fund
  • Angel Island Association
  • Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • NBC Bay Area
  • Sequoia Parks Foundation
  • Bay Area Open Space Council
  • Resource Media
  • Save the Redwoods League


Feel free to contact us about your story and how we can help you tell it effectively.  We’re usually busy with multiple projects but  never too busy to respond to an email inquiry.  Thanks for visiting our site.

For more information, contact:

Doug McConnell:
Carl Bidleman: