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Playmount Productions is the Spielberg family production company. First established by patriarch Arnold in 1962 for his son Steven, Playmount Productions is now under the direction of his daughter, producer Nancy Spielberg, who has shifted the company's focus to create, support and produce independent documentaries and feature films.

Playmount Production's recent projects include ABOVE AND BEYOND, winner of the audience award at more than 20 festivals and now available on Netflix; MIMI AND DONA, a film by Sophie Sartain broadcast nationally on PBS in November, 2015 and now available on DVD; WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY, a second collaboration with director, Roberta Grossman, currently in production; and ON THE MAP, a documentary by Dani Menkin, currently in post-production. Future Playmount productions include a feature film version of ABOVE AND BEYOND.


Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg is an award-winning producer and passionate advocate for films on the Jewish experience. An accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist, she shifted her focus to producing films in 2013 and has steered more than a dozen projects to completion since then. In addition, she is a globally recognized speaker on tolerance and antisemitism and a founder of Jewish Story Partners, a film fund for stories reflecting the diversity of Jewish life and promoting dialogue and understanding.

Spielberg grew up immersed in filmmaking, working on her brother's early films as cast and crew. She recently served as a consultant on his film The Fablemans. She was a consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary, Chernobyl Heart, and executive produced Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals, which aired nationally on PBS. In 2015, she produced Above and Beyond, about the World War II airmen who volunteered to fight for Israel in the 1948 War. Directed by Roberta Grossman, Above and Beyond won the audience award at more than twenty film festivals. Spielberg executive produced Sophie Sartain’s documentary Mimi and Dona, which was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015. In 2017, she was a consulting producer on director Lisa Ades’ feature GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II. The following year, she served as executive producer of Roberta Grossman’s Who Will Write Our History, which tells the story of the secret buried archive of the Warsaw Ghetto. Who Will Write Our History was screened globally, broadcast on Discovery and continues to be screened around the world and used in educational settings. Spielberg is executive producer of Dani Menkin's films, On the Map (2016), Picture of His Life (2019) and Aulcie (2022). In 2022, she produced Closed Circuit, directed by Tal Inbar and currently on the festival circuit. She executive produced Laura Bialis’ documentary, Vishniac, which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2023 and is also on the festival circuit.

Spielberg attended Arizona State University and UCLA and, after moving to New York in 1978, studied film at Sarah Lawrence College and the New School. She is founder and co-founder of several charities, including “Children of Chernobyl” and “Project Sunshine.” She is on the speakers bureau rosters of the American Program Bureau (APB) and UTA and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

 

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