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Meri Weingarten, B.A.

Director, Digital Media & Technology

Work Phone: 213.740.7838

Meri Weingarten oversees the management of the school’s production and post-production equipment and facilities, stages, computer labs, theatres, classrooms, and television station. She leads the strategic planning, purchasing, and support of media technology hardware and software for the school’s seven divisions, including Production, Animation, Interactive Media & Games, Media Arts & Practice, Cinema & Media Studies, Writing and Producing.  

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 at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.