Executive Producer

Jamie Wolf

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Jamie Wolf is a long-time member of the Los Angeles Conservancy who has been working on preservation issues (especially those involving adaptive reuse) for more than forty years. Because she has lost more of those battles than she and her allies have been successful at (a beautiful bungalow court that was demolished on Harper Avenue still rankles), she is particularly pleased to have found a skilled and experienced partner in Frank Barbano, whose previous work she’s seen and admired, and is truly elated to have forestalled the bulldozers on Edinburgh.
 
Wolf is a journalist, editor and photographer whose primary occupation currently is executive-producing documentary films. One of the original group of editors at The Washington Monthly, she has written about politics and other subjects for that magazine as well as for many others, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Los Angeles, and Mother Jones. She is a founding board member of the Los Angeles Review of Books. In addition, she served for many years as vice-president of PEN Center USA, the LA center for the global writers’ organization PEN International, until its recent unification with PEN America, the considerably larger center based in New York City. She’s now a member of the board of directors of the joint organization.
 
A member of Impact Partners, the documentary consortium based in Brooklyn, NY, Wolf  has independently executive-produced a number of films, among them Kim Snyder’s 2016 documentary, “Newtown,” which, after its 2016 Sundance debut, was featured on significant number of that year’s Best Documentary lists and won the 2018 Peabody Award, and the more recent documentary “Be Natural,” about cinema’s first female director, Alice Guy-Blache, who made her initial film in 1896, in France, and went on to have a prominent 20-year career in that country and in the United States, before then being eclipsed for many decades. “Be Natural” debuted at Cannes in the spring of 2018; it has been shown worldwide, and is available (as is “Newtown”) for screening on a variety of platforms.
 
A resident of Beverly Hills, Wolf was married for 47 years to the late screen- and television writer David Wolf. Their daughter Kate, a writer, editor and radio host, lives in Highland Park with her husband, the painter Zachary Harris, and their young son. In her spare time, Wolf gardens ardently, with a specialty in roses. She’s at work on a number of films-in-progress.
 
One of the original group of editors at The Washington Monthly, she has written about politics and other subjects for that magazine as well as for many others, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Los Angeles, and Mother Jones. She is a founding board member of the Los Angeles Review of Books. In addition, she served for many years as vice-president of PEN Center USA, the LA center for the global writers’ organization PEN International, until its recent unification with PEN America, the considerably larger center based in New York City. She’s now a member of the board of directors of the joint organization.