December 14, 1949
New York City
Spouse(s) Reed R. McCants (1 child)
Neema Barnette is an American film director, [1 ] and the first African-American woman sitcom director. [2 ] Barnette was the first African-American woman to get a three-picture deal with Sony. [3 ]
In 1990, she founded Harlem Girl Productions Corporation. Since 1997, Barnette is also working for the Harlem Lite Production. Her work includes a mixture of film and television sitcoms, such as
, A Different World , The Cosby Show , and Gilmore Girls . 7th Heaven
Barnette has directed eight television films and two feature films. Her films include
and Civil Brand Spirit Lost. [1 ] [2 ] She has won numerous awards, honors, and nominations, among them an Emmy Award for her afterschool special [4 ] To Be a Man, two [5 ] NAACP Image Awards, and a Sundance Film Festival Award. [6 ]
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^ a b Thomas, Kevin (August 29, 2003). ". 'Civil Brand '" Los Angeles Times . Retrieved November 15, 2009.
^ a b Scott, A. O. (October 10, 2003). "FILM REVIEW; Tough Women in the Pen Decide to Get Tougher". New York Times . Retrieved November 15, 2009.
^ Randle, Nancy (January 12, 1993). "Tackling issues Steinem's behind-the-scenes efforts give life to 'Better Off Dead. '" Chicago Tribune . Retrieved November 15, 2009. "Barnette-the first black woman to direct a primetime sitcom"
^ McClain, Shonda (June 10, 1995). ". 'Spirit Lost' a low-down psychological thriller" Indianapolis Recorder . Retrieved November 15, 2009. "'Spirit Lost' is the story of a 'brother' who is caught between two women, one of whom happens to be a ghost. Directed by Neema Barnette, [...]"
^ Chideya, Farai (October 19, 2007). "Honoring Black Female Filmmakers". National Public Radio . Retrieved November 15, 2009.
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