Bethany Jacobson began her career as a photographer and video artist. Her photographs of Wim Wenders, Iggy Pop, and Jean Michel Basquiat, amongst others were published in Blitz, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler, Cover and House & Garden. After completing NYU’s graduate film program in the 1990s, she worked on indie features, documentaries, and television series, which have aired on PBS, MTV, BBC and WDR. Her documentary The Flea Theater: A Portrait aired on PBS, featuring interviews with Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver. Her short film, Hotel Bleu, which she wrote, directed, and produced, stars Julie Halston and jazz trumpeter, Wayne Tucker. It won Best Live Action International Short Film at the 2016 Louisiana International Film Festival, a 2017 Remy Award at Houston WorldFest and screened at numerous festivals. She was a cinematographer and associate producer on the documentary: Counterstory: After Incarceration, which premiered at the (In)Justice Film Festival in October 2018. Bethany has taught screenwriting and filmmaking courses at Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute, Long Island University and NYU’s Graduate Film Program and was an Assistant Professor at La Guardia Community College from 2013-2018. She contributed an essay A Native's View and photographs of the 1980s to the book City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague, published in 2017. Her feature screenplay, The Electric Virgin, was a finalist for the 2017 Tribeca Sloan Filmmaker Fund, won Best Screenplay at the Moondance Film Festival was one of twenty projects selected for the 2017 Cannes Maison Des Scenaristes. It is in development with UK executive producer Martyn Auty to be filmed in London in 2020.

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