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film producer

Ellen Jacobs Freyer, American film producer. Recipient National Education Association award, Cine Golden Eagle award, Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival, New York Film Festival; grant, Women's Fund-Joint Foundation Support, 1978, Hoso-Bunka Foundation Japan, 1979, New York State Council Arts, 1979, Mitsubishi International, 1980, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1981.


Freyer, Ellen Jacobs was born on November 7, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Lewis and Lillian (Wilentz) Jacobs.


Student, Brandeis University. Bachelor in Art History, Barnard College. Master of Arts in Cinema Studies, New York University.


Adjustment lecturer St. Peter's College, New Jersey, Hunter College, New York, Syracuse University. Post-production supervisor TeleCulture, Inc. Coordinator producer Wonderworks/Public Broadcasting Service, New York, 1984—1992.

Juror, guest speaker on children's television. United States consultant International Film Festival, Jerusalem Cinemateque.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Adapting Children's Literature for Television: The Lion and the Unicorn, 1987. Producer (director): Girls' Sports: On the Right Track, 1976, Marathon Woman, Miki Gorman, 1981. Producer: The Secret Garden, 1994, Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy, 1995.

      Executive producer Summer of the Monkeys, 1997.


Member of National Academy television Arts and Sciences, Women in Film.


Married Samuel Poss; children from previous marriage: Daniel Benjamin, Adam Stephen.

Lewis Jacobs

Lillian (Wilentz) Jacobs

Samuel Poss