Becky Neiman is an independent writer, director, producer and editor.
Born in Massachusetts, Neiman was exposed to the arts at an early age. Her mother, Shulamith Dubno, was a classical musician and her father a professor of ancient history. In 1977 at age 12, Neiman was cast in the title role of a student film called Dexter, which was nominated for an Academy Award, Best Short Subject, 1979. Throughout high school and into college, Neiman played bass in rock bands in Boston and New York. After attending Boston College and graduating from New York’s New School of Social Research in New York City, Ms. Neiman took a job as an ad copywriter at CBS Records (now Sony Music) in the storied Blackrock Building. There, she shifted her focus to video production and directing music videos and artist profiles for the major labels.
In 1998, Neiman moved to Los Angeles, where in addition to working in the bowels of the entertainment industry, she began directing her own work. Coming in at just under 1:30, My Favorite Moments in Nazi History screened at the 1998 Montreal Comedy Festival. That same year, Unclipped: The Shaving of Andrew Montanez—the saga of a man and his shockingly obese cat—screened at Outfest in Los Angeles. In 2000, the short film Amy Stiller’s Breast which aired on the Sci Fi Channel.
At that time, Ms. Neiman also began the extensive project of recording her father’s speaches. Dr. David Neiman, a popular lecturer on ancient history and the relationship between the Church and the Jews throughout history and in modern times. Ms. Neiman produced a series of her father’s lectures, which are available on iTunes and Amazon.
After a one-night stop between Israel and Los Angeles during Pope John Paul II’s funereal week, Neiman wrote “Letter from Warsaw,” which was published in Hadassah magazine in 2006. Her essay “1982 Velveeta Box” was published in the collection Things That Matter (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007).
In 2008 Neiman Co-Directed the documentary, “Orphans of Apollo”, a Michael Potter Film which screened in Festivals worldwide. Her documentary Anne Stewart: A Most Successful Failure tells the life story of her mysterious, long-lost cousin and Hollywood “Golden Age” starlette, Anne Stewart. “Anne Stewart” is represented by United Films and has won awards at festivals in New York, Hollywood and Rome. Neiman is currently employed as a freelance audio/video director and editor in the Los Angles area.