Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss founded Jezebel Productions as a nonprofit organization in 1984 and continue to be the driving force behind the award-winning women’s production company.
“Schiller and Weiss have built an amazing record. What gifts these wild and iconoclastic women have given us.” — Catharine R. Stimpson, Dean Emerita, New York University and founder of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Greta Schiller, Director
Greta Schiller is an independent director and producer of documentaries for television, festivals, theatrical and educational distribution. All Movie Guide writes “Director Greta Schiller has traveled the world making extensively researched and highly informative films”. Her career was launched in 1984 with the theatrical release and PBS broadcast of her first feature documentary film, Before Stonewall. The film premiered in the Berlin International Film Festival and was showcased in over 75 film festivals worldwide. Now considered a classic, Before Stonewall won two Emmy Awards. Time Out, London, called it: “A near perfect blend of personal story and historical archive”.
Andrea Weiss, Director
Andrea Weiss is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker and nonfiction author. Her books include Paris Was A Woman (Harper Collins, 1995; Counterpoint Press, 2013), Vampires And Violets (Penguin, 1993), and In The Shadow Of The Magic Mountain: The Erika And Klaus Mann Story (University of Chicago Press, 2008). They have been translated into French, Spanish, German, Korean, Swedish, Japanese, and Croatian.
Andrea is the co-writer/director of Escape To Life, a feature documentary about the lives of Erika and Klaus Mann which premiered in the 2001 Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals followed by a wide European theatrical and television release. Her other film credits include U.N. Fever, Recall Florida, I Live At Ground Zero, Seed Of Sarah, Paris Was A Woman, A Bit Of Scarlet, Before Stonewall (for which she won an Emmy Award), International Sweethearts Of Rhythm, and Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women.
Visit Andrea’s personal web page.