Dana Offenbach is an award winning Producer and member of the prestigious Producers Guild of America and New York Women in Film & Television. Her films have won Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay, Best of Festival, World Premiere Honors, and an NAACP Nomination for Outstanding Independent Feature.
Dana has had a long and varied journey, and her credits include feature films, TV, shorts, television commercials, awards show segments, public service announcements, interstitial programming, documentaries and music videos. She held President of Production, Director of Broadcast Business Affairs and Director of Broadcast Production titles at several companies before forming her own production company.
She is a writer, producer and director and moves seamlessly between these disciplines depending on the project.
In 2011 Dana opened her indie production company CinemaStreet Pictures, LLC. Her latest film, Julius Onah’s THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE which was executive produced by Spike Lee was released on multi platforms (including theatrical) by E One Films on April 3, 2015 and Julius was recently signed to helm Legendary’s David Koepp- scripted adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel Brilliance, which Joe Roth and Palek Patel are producing. The film has been sold internationally by Odin’s Eye.
She recently wrote and produced 2 segment videos for the ABFF Honors which aired on the BET Network on February 23, 2016.
Prior to that she independently produced and distributed in a groundbreaking partnership with AMC Theaters, Qasim Basir’s MOOZ-lum, starring Danny Glover, Evan Ross, Nia Long, Roger Guinevere Smith and Dorian Missick. She & Qasim secured independent theatrical distribution in Canada, the UK, Dubai, and Kuwait, as well as DVD, television and digital distribution. She also produced the renowned artist Jessie J’s highly viewed music video “CRAZY ABOUT YOU”, the featured song in the Academy Award-nominated film, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
CinemaStreet also produced the Darnaa music videos ALREADY LOVING YOU with Brendan Bellomo (Viz Efx – BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD) directing, and RUNAWAY, co-directed by Dana. Both videos have surpassed the 1M view mark. Financing is being secured for a small slate of films that take up much of Dana’s time, and the commercial division with Director Ed Han is in full swing with client such as iRobot and is represented commercially by Dana Dubay. The company is also securing a publishing deal for Exit Visa #1. The true story of Viktoria Kochurova and John Sando, her American fighter pilot who fell in love during the cold war and accomplished the impossible. Film rights are in negotiation.
In 2006 Dana spent 3 months in India producing “The Memsahib,” an 1850’s period feature, released by Red Letter Pictures In India. She produced “Running America” and “Dribble, Kick, Throw” (TV Pilot) for Nehst, and production managed the second season of “Five Ingredient Fix” for the Food Network.
Prior to that, Dana co-produced the indie hit “Hav Plenty” which was sold at the Toronto Film Festival to Miramax, and premiered at Sundance in 1998. In 1999, she produced her second independent feature titled “Box Marley” for writer/director Christopher Scott Cherot. Offenbach wrote, produced, and directed “Love & Orgasms” which won World premiere Honors at the 2003 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, and screened in several festivals both domestically and internationally. In 2004 Dana teamed once again with Christopher Cherot on “Andre Royo’s Big Scene.” In 2005 she line produced Trudie Styler’s first short film “Wait” for Moxy Pictures.
Dana has produced in India, Brazil, Ireland and South Africa.
Her numerous awards show segments have included Christine Vachon, Spike Lee, Morgan Freeman, Gena Rowlands, Candace Bergen, Ruby Dee, Halle Berry, Mira Nair, and many more.
CinemaStreet has a slate of original content in various stages of development. Dana has been a judge for several film grants and lectured to the Graduate Program at City College and Yonkers Middle School. She has appeared on several panels, most notably Navigating the Film Festival Circuit, Women Breaking Barriers at the Apollo Theater, The Social Experience of Media for Women In Media, Film Financing for New York Women In Film & Television, the Aspiring Filmmakers Bootcamp, the National Producer’s Conference, The Coalition of Asian Pacific Entertainers, The Black Documentary Collective, Hysterical Festival (women comedy writers), Jim Arnoff’s “Pitching with Conviction: Become a Master” interactive workshop and the Film Financing panel for NY Women In Film & Television.