Caroline Baron’s many producing credits include the Oscar nominated film Capote, the cross-cultural hit Monsoon Wedding, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and numerous awards worldwide. Baron began her career as the production manager on the cult classic film, The Toxic Avenger. Over the years, she has served as the associate producer for the hit television series The Wonder Years and co-produced such films as Center Stage, Flawless, Addicted to Love, The Santa Clause, and Mira Nair’s Kama Sutra. She also produced the NBC miniseries Witness to the Mob with Robert DeNiro and coproduced the documentary Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer for PBS. She is currently the Executive Producer of Another Night, directed by Paul Weitz and starring Robert DeNiro.
In 1999, motivated by reports of families who fled their homes in Kosovo to seek refuge in crowded camps in Macedonia, she founded the non-profit organization FilmAid International. FilmAid’s programs provide life-saving information on HIV/AIDS, landmine awareness, health and hygiene, women’s rights, and conflict resolution. The programs ease psychological suffering, foster understanding, engage the mind and spark the imagination. FilmAid currently reaches hundreds of thousands of refugees and other vulnerable populations in Africa, Asia and Haiti. Through her work with FilmAid, Baron has traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Guinea, Kosovo, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Haiti and has worked with several branches of the UN as well as numerous NGOs in the field. In 2005, Baron founded A-Line Pictures with her husband and producing partner Anthony Weintraub. A-Line is developing a slate of films including adaptations of two non-fiction books- Blackwater, an alarming look into the country’s largest private military contractor, and Dangerous Doses, an expose of counterfeit medicine in the United States- as well as a film adaptations of bestselling novel Bel Canto .
Baron has been recognized for her work at numerous international awards ceremonies and events, including winning the Emerging Producer award at the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards, an Oscar nomination for Capote for Best Picture, a Spirit Award nomination for Capote for Best Picture, an Emmy Award Citation for her work on The Wonder Years, and a 2006 Vision Producer of Excellence Award for Capote. She has received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Chapman University and the 2008 Alumni Achievement award from Brandeis University. Baron graduated with BA in English from Brandeis Univeristy in 1983. She lives in New York City with her husband and partner, Anthony Weintraub and their two sons Asher and Emmanuel. Selected Awards and Nominations 2008 Brandeis University Alumni Achievement Award to be presented in June of 2008 2006 Academy Awards Nominated for Best Motion Picture Capote 2006 Independent Spirit Awards AMC/American Express Producers Award for Capote and Monsoon Wedding 2006 Independent Spirit Awards Nominated for Best Picture Capote 2006 PGA Golden Laurel Awards Nominated for Best Motion Picture Capote 2006 BAFTA Awards Nominated for Best Film Capote 2006 Vision Awards Producer of Excellence 2006 AARP Awards Best Movie for Grownups Capote 2006 Leo Awards Best Picture Capote 2006 GLAAD Media Awards Nominated for Outstanding Film Wide Release Capote 2005 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Picture Capote 2005 AFI Award Official Selection Movie of the Year Capote 2005 Broadcast Film Critics Award Nominated for Best Picture Capote 2005 Satellite Awards Nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture, Drama Capote 2005 Gotham Award Best Picture Capote 2004 Montblanc de la Culture Award for Arts Patronage FilmAid International 2003 Women in Film First Award for Global Vision FilmAid International 2003 Auburn Theological Seminary Lives of Commitment Award FilmAid International 2003 British Independent Film Awards Best Foreign Film Monsoon Wedding 2002 Golden Globes Nominated for Best Film not in the English Language Monsoon Wedding 2002 BAFTA Awards Nominated for Best Film not in the English Language Monsoon Wedding 2001 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, Best Film Monsoon Wedding 1989 Emmy Awards – Best Comedy Series The Wonder Years (as Associate Producer)