neema barnette

New York CIty

First African American Woman to DIrect Major Network TV Sitcom.

First African American Woman to get Major Movie Studio Deal.

Prominent, innovative and prolific, director and producer Neema Barnette has engaged audiences with a body of compelling socially- and politically-charged work that defies the narrow stereotypes of African-Americans usually depicted in entertainment.
Working in both television and film, Barnette has earned the respect of peers and critics alike by winning countless accolades including EMMY, NAACP IMAGE AWARD, DGA NOMINATION, WOMEN IN RADIO TV AWARD, LILLY AWARD, OFFICAL SUNDANCE, WINNER PAN AFRICAN, ABFF, URBAN WORLD, AFI FILM FESTIVALS, ADELCO AWARD, PEABODY AWARD, INTERNATIONAL MONITOR AWARD BEST DIRECTING.

Neema has directed over 40 hours of network TV

Ten movies for Television

Four Feature Films

2014 Nomination for Best Director & Best Foreign Feature by Nollywood Acadamy Awards

2013 Nomination for Best Independent Feature film by NAACP Awards

2014 - Winner BEST DIRECTOR OF A FOREIGN FEATURE FILM, by The African Film Critics Association

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  • Work
    • See IMDB
  • Education
    • BA & MA