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Carey Graeber New York Women in Film & Television, NYWIFT

Carey Graeber has extensive experience in television and film production, production management, marketing and business management. She founded her media company, Great Plains Productions, in 2001.

She is currently serving as President of New York Women in Film & Television the pre-eminent entertainment association for women in New York City. The organization is a non-profit that seeks to help women reach the highest levels of achievement in film, television and other moving-image media and promotes equity for women in these industries. NYWIFT brings together more than 1,600 professionals including EMMY and Academy Award® winners, who work in all areas of the entertainment industry — above and below the line. It is part of a network of 40 international women in film chapters, representing more than 10,000 members worldwide.

Graeber is in development on a documentary called, “Searching for Dorothy” an exploration of the influences that led L Frank Baum to create this character and the land of Oz. We’ll reveal that among Baum’s inspirations was Matilda Joslyn Gage, his close friend and mother-in-law. Gage was a radical feminist and co-architect of the suffrage movement.

Graeber’s previous project was the documentary “Heartbeat to Heartbeat: Women and Heart Disease”, which aired on PBS stations nationwide in February and March of 2005.

She also served as producer for MSNBC’s “The Making of the Death Pilots” and “The New Heroin Epidemics: Along Comes the Horse”. She produced several award-winning documentaries in conjunction with WDIV-TV, the Detroit NBC affiliate, including “The Freedom Train”, “Rosa Parks: The Path to Freedom” and “The Rouge”.

Graeber was executive producer of a short film for the nonprofit organization Safe Horizon, which focused on how communities heal from trauma after 9/11 that was funded by the New York Times Foundation. Other clients have included the Open Society Institute’s Youth Media Program, the Human Genome Project, Walter Reed Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health.

Graeber is a graduate of Northwestern University and served on the Board of Directors of its Alumni Association, for which she received The Alumni Service Award. She is on the faculty in New York City for the University’s School of Communication and was President of its Entertainment Alliance East