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Meri Weingarten, B.A.

Director, Digital Media & Technology

Email: meriweingarten@cinema.usc.edu
Work Phone: 213.740.7838

Overseeing the management of the school’s post production facilities, film lab activities and areas under the creative computing and creative network umbrella, Meri Weingarten also consults with the individual managers and technical personnel on the strategic planning of film and video technology.

Weingarten’s career as an editor, producer, and director spans television movies for CBS, ABC, and HBO, as well as PBS documentaries and shows such as Saturday Night Live. She has worked on numerous feature films including the Academy Award winning Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976), Arthur (1981), and Visions of Light (1992). In addition, she produced and directed an award winning documentary film, Waking Up to Rape, which has been distributed world-wide, and appeared in festivals and on national television.

Before her current position, Weingarten held an adjunct professor post in the Division of Film & Television Production Division.