Neema Barnette biography

Neema Barnette

Film director

1949 –

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Who is Neema Barnette?

Neema Barnette is an American film director, and the first African-American woman sitcom director. Barnette was the first African-American woman to get a three-picture deal with Sony.

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, Gilmore Girls, and 7th Heaven.

Barnette has directed eight television films and two feature films. Her films include Civil Brand and Spirit Lost. She has won numerous awards, honors, and nominations, among them an Emmy Award for her afterschool special To Be a Man, two NAACP Image Awards, and a Sundance Film Festival Award.

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Born
Dec 14, 1949
New York City
Also known as
  • M. Neema Barnette
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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