Local Film Industry Veteran Rosemary Reed Honored as January Filmmaker of the Month

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is pleased to honor Rosemary Reed, award-winning producer and writer as its January 2012 Filmmaker of the Month.

Rosemary Reed is owner and President of Double R Productions. Founded in 1987 and celebrating 25 years in 2012, the communications and television production company has served clients as varied as major national newspapers, Fortune 500 companies, the US government, associations, corporations, local arts organizations and many nonprofits. Her media experience both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, an academic background in theatre and speech, plus teaching experience on the high school and college levels sets her apart from other professionals in the media industry.

Reed established her reputation in Washington, DC working for the FOX network as the executive producer of Panorama, the nation's longest-running, live, daily talk show with Maury Povich. She also produced the first weekend news hour for WTTG-TV (FOX) in Washington. Additionally, Reed created and serves as the executive producer of Double R’s original program, Gospelrobics last aired on WHUT-TV, a PBS affiliate on the Howard University campus and she has produced and directed the National Association of Broadcasters’ Congressional Families’ PSA program since the mid-80s.

She has worked in countries all over the world as a producer, director and writer. She began her media career as a radio station news director covering all major regions of the country. Her assignments have taken her abroad to witness crisis situations in Israel and El Salvador. She has won numerous Telly Awards and has served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC, winning a local Emmy for her writing/producing on a broadcast special for the AFL-CIO.

Reed’s work also has been recognized through awards from such organizations as CINE, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, American Women in Radio & Television, United Press International, Associated Press and the National Education Association. She also has done extensive community work outside of her role as a producer and director, including serving as a supervisor at the Washington Center for Internships, volunteering with Kids2College and Partners4Education, being actively involved in the DC chapter of Women in Film & Video, and serving as an adjunct professor at American University. She currently resides in ward two in the District of Columbia.

The DC Film Office launched the Filmmaker of the Month initiative to feature a District-based filmmaker who exemplifies the vast amount of talent and creativity based here in the nation’s capital. The Filmmaker of the Month initiative is part of its mission to elevate the national and international profile of the city’s most talented filmmakers. Previous filmmakers honored include Money Matters director Ryan Richmond, The West Wing producer Jonathan Zurer, Jezebel Filmworks founder Ada Babino, Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden web series creator Otessa Ghadar, People Past and Present: Hillsdale Creator Tendani Mpulubusi El, The Woodmans director of photography Neil Barrett, Kettle of Fish writer and director Claudia Myers, ANACOSTIA web series creator and director, Anthony Anderson, and The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg filmmaker and Washington Jewish Film Festival founder Aviva Kempner.

You can visit the Filmmaker of the Month section to learn more about Rosemary and previous Filmmaker of the Month recipients.