President, StandOut Productions
Andrea Meyerson is an award-winning creator of film and television programming as well as a successful producer of concerts and live comedy shows.As founder and president of StandOut Productions she has produced and directed nearly 30 feature films, television specials and series episodes which have aired on Showtime,Viacom’s Logo Network and several Canadian networks.
In 2002, Meyerson produced and directed the award-winning comedy documentary LAUGHING MATTERS.The success of the critically acclaimed film spawned three sequels: LAUGHING MATTERS…MORE! (2006), LAUGHING MATTERS…THE MEN (2007) and LAUGHING MATTERS…NEXT GEN (2008).The Laughing Matters series is available on DVD and continues to be re-broadcast on TV.
Meyerson began creating original television programming in 2007. She produced and directed numerous standup comedy specials featuring popular comics such as Niecy Nash (Reno 911, Clean House, Dancing with the Stars), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), Kate Clinton (The L Word, Smash), Suzanne Westenhoefer (Late Show with David Letterman), Jessica Kirson (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing), and many others. She also created the ONE NIGHT STAND UP series for Viacom’s Logo Network, delivering 10 episodes, each showcasing a group of diverse comics.
In 2012 Meyerson completed the full-length documentary I STAND CORRECTED, which she produced and directed.The film premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival in April 2012 where it won the Audience Award for Best Film. Still playing at film festivals, I STAND CORRECTED has won a total of 15 audience and/or jur y awards and continues to receive outstanding reviews. In 2014 Andrea premiered her documentary, LETTER TO ANITA, which is currently touring the film festival circuit worldwide.
Meyerson is also a prolific producer of live comedy shows and concerts. Since founding StandOut Productions in 1997, she has staged live events featuring some of the country’s best-known entertainers, including Wanda Sykes, Roseanne Barr, k.d. lang, Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading and Brandi Carlile.
The recipient of numerous awards for her activism and contributions in the areas of LGBT and women’s rights, Meyerson was recognized with the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center’s “L.A.C.E (Lesbians Active in Community Empowerment) Award” in 2002. PowerUp honored her as one of the “10 Amazing Women in Showbiz” in 2004. In 2006, she received the “WIN Outstanding Women Award” from the Women’s Image Network and was one of three finalists for PlanetOut’s “Entrepreneur of theYear.”Andrea made history in 2007 when she became the first out lesbian to receive theYWCA’s“Women ofAchievement Award”. In March of 2008, Andrea was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s prestigious “Local Hero Award.” The Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival presented Andrea with their “Body of Work Award” on their 2013 Alaska Cruise. Earlier this year, she received the “Visibility Award” from JQ International. She is also the founder of Women On A Roll, one of the country’s largest social organizations for lesbians.
Meyerson is in post-production on CLAMBAKE, a documentary about the 30-year history of Women’s Week in Provincetown. The film is scheduled to be released in September 2015.
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