Barbara Meyer has just finished five years as VP/Programming of the NYWIFT Board. During that time, her committee has produced more than 50 programs annually.
She is a film and theatre writer, producer, director and actor. Currently, Meyer is working on the documentary Meet Bess. The film is about Anne Wiggins Brown, who debuted as Bess when George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess premiered in New York in the late 1930s.
Meyer has directed the short Dutch Treat and wrote the script for People That Dream, Whales That Dance, which won best feature at the Burbank Children's International Film Festival.
She heads up NYWIFT's To the Point competitive short film series, which is open to WIFTI members worldwide. The winning films are screened annually at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Meyer has also has chaired NYWIFT's screenplay committee.
Previously, Meyer lived in London where she worked as a development script consultant and studied at London University's Birbeck College. While in the UK, she chaired the executive committee of London's WIFTI chapter and served on its international committee.
Meyer is a judge for the Elinor Leff Jewish Women's Film Festival and the International Emmys. She is a member of AFTRA, BAFTA, The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) and IFP.
Last updated: Feb. 18, 2010