Caroline BaronAward-Winning TV and Film Producer
Using Film to Help Refugees
Caroline Baron is a New York based film and television producer, humanitarian, entrepreneur and New York University professor. Baron won a Golden Globe as Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed Amazon original series “Mozart in the Jungle,” and is the Executive Producer of Errol Morris’ latest project “Wormwood,” for Netflix. Through their company A-Line Pictures, Baron and her partner/husband Anthony Weintraub recently produced the feature film “Bel Canto” based on the bestselling novel by Ann Patchett and starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. Her many credits include “Capote” with Philip Seymour Hoffman and the cross-cultural hit “Monsoon Wedding,” winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Baron and Weintraub co-founded yummico, inc. a children’s media company whose mission is to deliver quality content to children and their families. She is an adjunct professor in Producing at NYU’s Tisch School of Undergraduate Film and Television.
In 1999, motivated by reports of families who fled their homes in Kosovo to seek refuge in crowded camps in Macedonia, Baron founded the non-profit organization FilmAid International. FilmAid uses film and other media to bring life-saving information, psychological relief, and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need. FilmAid’s programs foster understanding, engage the mind, and provide life-saving information on HIV/AIDS, landmine awareness, health and hygiene, women’s rights, and conflict resolution. FilmAid currently reaches hundreds of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable populations in Africa, Asia, South America, the mid-east and Haiti. Baron has traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Guinea, Kosovo, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Haiti and has worked with several branches of the UN and the US Dept. of State as well as numerous NGOs in the field.
Baron has been recognized for her work at numerous international awards ceremonies and events, including winning the Emerging Producer award at the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards, an Oscar nomination for “Capote” for Best Picture, a Spirit Award nomination for “Capote” for Best Picture, an Emmy Award Citation for her work on “The Wonder Years,” and a 2006 Vision Producer of Excellence Award for “Capote.” She has received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Chapman University and the 2008 Alumni Achievement award from Brandeis University.