Caroline Baron

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Caroline Baron
Nationality American
Alma mater Brandeis University
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1983–present
Notable work Capote, Monsoon Wedding, Being Flynn, Admission, The Wonder Years, Mozart in the Jungle
Spouse(s) Anthony Weintraub
Children 2

Caroline Baron is a Golden Globe winning American film producer and philanthropist.[1] She is best known for producing Mozart in the Jungle (2014), Capote (2005) and Monsoon Wedding (2001). Baron received an Academy Award nomination for producing Capote (2005) and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Caroline Baron founded FilmAid International in 1999, an organization dedicated to helping refugees and other communities around the world through the use of film.

Baron is a professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in the undergraduate film program.

Film career

Caroline began her career as a production manager for the film The Toxic Avenger (1984).[2] She was an associate producer on the television series The Wonder Years from 1988-1989.

Her producing work includes The Santa Clause (1994), Monsoon Wedding (2001), Capote (2005), Being Flynn (2012), Admission (2013), A Master Builder (2013), and the upcoming Amazon Studios original series Mozart in the Jungle.

Baron founded her production company named A-Line Pictures in 2005 with her husband, screenwriter and director, Anthony Weintraub. A-Line was the co-production company for Capote (2005).

Yummico

Caroline Baron currently supervises production for the children’s media company Yummico. She founded the company with creators Anthony Weintraub, Bob Mowen, and Traci Paige Johnson who is best known for creating the television series Blue's Clues.[3][4]

FilmAid

After hearing about the 1999 Kosovo War Caroline Baron founded FilmAid International. The organization started by assisting refugees in Macedonia through the use of educational films and entertainment.

“I learned very quickly that we could use the screens for more than entertainment,” Baron stated in a Vanity Fair article, “We could also communicate life-saving education. We were drawing huge crowds, and everyone wanted to see what was being projected.”[5]

In 1999 Film Aid partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other global aid organizations to assist refugees in countries around the world including Guinea, Kenya, Afghanistan, Thailand, and Haiti.

Personal life

Baron lives in New York City with her husband Anthony Weintraub, and her two kids Asher and Emmanuel. Anthony Weintraub is a writer and director best known for writing the animated film adaptation of Tekkonkinkreet (2006).[6] Caroline Baron’s son Asher is the creator of the Menurkey, a menorah, shaped like a turkey, for Thanksgivukkah.[7]

Filmography

Year Format Film Role
1984 Film The Toxic Avenger Production Manager
1989 Film Shag Production Manager
1993 Film Indian Summer Co-Producer, Production Manager
1994 Film The Santa Clause Co-Producer, Unit Production Manager
1988-1989 TV Series The Wonder Years Associate Producer
1990 TV Series Documentary American Masters - Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of the American Dreamer Co-Producer
1991 Film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Associate Producer
1992 Film Crossing the Bridge Co-Producer, Production Manager
Film The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them Co-Producer
1995 FIlm Home for the Holidays Unit Production Manager
1996 Film Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love Co-Producer
1997 Short Film Michael Jackson's Ghosts Executive Producer
Film Addicted to Love Co-Producer, Unit Production Manager
1998 TV Movie Witness to the Mob Producer
1999 Film Flawless Co-Producer
2000 Film Center Stage Co-Producer
2001 Film Monsoon Wedding Producer
2005 Film Capote Producer, Unit Production Manager
2011 TV Series Untitled Jersey Project Producer
2012 Film Being Flynn Executive Producer, Unit Production Manager
2013 Film Admission Executive Producer, Unit Production Manager
2013 Film A Master Builder Co-Executive Producer
2014 TV Series Mozart in the Jungle Producer
2015 TV Series Mozart in the Jungle, Season 2 Producer

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result[8]
2002 BAFTA Film Award Best Film Not in the English Language Shared with Mira Nair Monsoon Wedding Nominated
2006 Academy Awards Best Picture Shared with William Vince and Michael Ohoven Capote Nominated
BAFTA Film Award Best Film Shared with William Vince and Michael Ohoven Capote Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Capote (2005) and Monsoon Wedding (2001) Won
Independent Spirit Awards Best Film Shared with William Vince and Michael Ohoven Capote Nominated
Leo Awards Best Feature Length Drama Shared with William Vince and Michael Ohoven Capote Won
PGA Awards PGA Award Shared with William Vince and Michael Ohoven Capote Nominated
2015 Golden Globe Award Best Comedy Series Shared with Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman Mozart in the Jungle Won

References

  1. ^ Biskind, Peter (July 2004). "Vanity Fair Nominates Caroline Baron". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Garibay, Lisa (May 6, 2006). "Filmmaker Interviewer: Caroline Baron" (Interview). Interviewed by Lisa Garibay. Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Mulvey, Jeanette (April 8, 2013). "Do What You Love: Caorline Baron". Business News Daily. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (Feb 25, 2013). "'Blue's Clues' Co-creator Launches Yummico". Animation World network. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ Makarechi, Kia (Nov 4, 2014). "More than Movies: FilmAid Seeks to Stimulate Minds and Save Lives". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Anthony Weintraub". IMDB. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ Passy, Charles (Oct 3, 2013). "When Holidays Collide, You Get The 'Menurkey'". The Wall Street Journal. New York, NY. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Caroline Baron - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved Nov 11, 2014. 

External links

  • Caroline Baron on IMDb
  • A Line Pictures
  • Caroline Baron on IMDb
  • Yummico
  • FilmAid
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