Member of Board
Mimi Freedman is a documentary filmmaker and reality show producer based in Los Angeles. Her film Brando, a 2-part documentary produced for Turner Classic Movies, received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Special. Brando screened at Cannes, Tribeca, San Sebastian and dozens of other film festivals around the world. Other projects include the critically acclaimed Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool, the Jewish Image Award-winning Backstory: Gentleman’s Agreement and the A&E Biography Charlie Sheen: Born To Be Wild, which received a Prism Award for its accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol addiction. Her most recent reality TV credit is as co-executive producer of ABC’s hit show The Golden Bachelor.
Mimi started her career in the opera business, working as a director and stage manager before making the transition to film and television. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, and she received her master’s degree in Film History, Theory and Criticism from UCLA.