Beth Harrington Resume
805 SE 101st Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98664
360-256-6254 (o); 503/260-7020 (c)
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER 1980 - present
Independent producer/writer/director of documentary media, including the Grammy-nominated music documentaries "Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly” and “The Blinking Madonna and Other Miracles.” (both through ITVS).
Recently completed “The Winding Stream,” the Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music.
A long association with Oregon Public Broadcasting yielding numerous Emmy-nominated films. Full filmography available on request.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 1990 - 1994
Researched and associate produced PBS films for The Documentary Guild/ WGBH, Boston. Projects included "The Health Care Gamble" for Frontline, "In the Path of a Killer Volcano" and "Can the Elephant Be Saved?" For NOVA, "Dating in the Age of AIDS." For The Health Quarterly, "Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back," and "The Rage for Democracy."
MEDIA INSTRUCTOR 1984 - present
Script-writing and media instructor at the following institutions: Washington State University; Lewis & Clark College; Bunker Hill Community College; New England School of Photography; Boston Film/Video Foundation; Northwest Writing Institute; Northwest Film Center; and the Olympia Film Society.
Courses include: Exploring the Personal Film, Interviewing Skills for Documentaries; Documentary Research and Writing; Corporate Scriptwriting; Media with Slides I and II; Scriptwriting for Television and Film.
SCRIPTWRITER/PRODUCTION MANAGER 1978 - 1980
Writer and manager of multi-image programs for educational and corporate use at Atkins &
Reilly, Audiovisual Communications, Boston. Included treatment and script writing, client liaison work and budget supervision.
MASTER OF ARTS, 1993. American Studies Graduate Program. UNIVERSITY OF
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, 1977. Television and Radio Sequence. SYRACUSE
UNIVERSITY, Newhouse School of Public Communications. Included study
abroad in Bogota, Colombia and Strasbourg, France.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENCES, Voting member
FILMACTION OREGON, HOLLYWOOD THEATER, Board member, 2005 – 2007
WOMEN IN FILM - SEATTLE, Vice President, 2002 – 2003, Current member
WOMEN IN FILM - PORTLAND, Current member
OREGON MEDIA PRODUCERS' ASSOCIATION, Board of Directors 1998 – 2000
WOMEN IN FILM AND VIDEO - NEW ENGLAND,President, 1989; Vice President,
1987-1988; Board Member, 1986-1989
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT VIDEO AND FILMMAKERS' SALON, PORTLAND -
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND OTHER AWARDS
Marie Lamfrom Foundation Grant (2014)
National Endowment for the Arts, Access to Artistic Excellence (2011)
Faerie Godmother Fund of The Oregon Cultural Trust (2005)
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grants (2003 and 2004)
Vancouver Cultural Council grant (2002)
Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship (2001)
Independent Television Service Open Call - CPB (1999)
The Wellspring Foundation Grant (1999)
Artist Trust GAP Grant (1999)
The Pacific Pioneer Fund (1997)
New England Media Fellowship (1996)
Japan-America Producers' Seminar - CPB Fellowship (1996)
New England Foundation for the Arts: New Forms (1995)
(includes funds from the NEA/Mass Cultural Council/Rockefeller Fdn/Andy
Independent Television Service Open Call - CPB (1994)
New England Regional Fellowship - NEA/Mass Cultural Council (1994)
Boston Arts Lottery (1992)
Massachusetts Council on the Arts & Humanities (1989)