President, Playmount Productions
Producer Nancy Spielberg grew up immersed in filmmaking, working on her brother’s early films as cast and crew. She attended Arizona State University, UCLA and, after moving to New York in 1978, studied film at Sarah Lawrence College and the New School. An accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist, in recent years she has turned her energy and talents to producing documentary films. One of her priorities is to help preserve stories and make them educational tools for the benefit of younger generations. Spielberg produced Above and Beyond, winner of the audience award at more than twenty film festivals. Spielberg is the executive producer of Sophie Sartain’s documentary, Mimi and Dona, which was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015. She is executive producer of Who Will Write Our History, about the secret archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, directed by Roberta Grossman, and the films On the Map, and AULCIE, documentaries by filmmaker Dani Menkin. She also is executive producer of the Laura Bialis directed documentary, Vishniac. In addition, she served as consulting producer on GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II, which aired on PBS in April 2018.