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Sep 2002Present

Director

WB ARTS CONSULTING
Services for arts and cultural organizations Services for artists and filmmakers to shape both projects and careers
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic & Interpretive  Planning 
  • Program Development
  • Marketing
  • Career Coaching
Ms. Bershen consults on Fundraising, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Program Development to domestic and international organizations. Clients include The Brooklyn Museum of Art, American Museum of the Moving Image, Joris Ivens  Foundation (Netherlands),   New  York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Temple University,  Goethe  Institute, NY, and  Southampton Historical Museum. Ms. Bershen has taught Arts Management for several years at t NYU and now offers the first graduate seminar at  CUNY/Baruch in the School of Public Affairs.
1996Present

Director

Red Diaper Productions

RED DIAPER PRODUCTIONS is a specialized marketing and programming company for arts, educational and cultural organizations with special expertise in working with film and video projects.

Documentary clients include: BLACKS & JEWS (1997), TREMBLING BEFORE G*D (2001), POWER TRIP (2003), SONYA (2006), AFGHAN WOMEN; A History of Struggle (2007).

www,reddiaper.com

19891996

Curator & Dept Director

Director, National Broadcast Archive

Raised funds to re-structure, professionalize and expand department activities, hire new staff, generate collaborations with internal and external partners along with overseeing renovation of museum AV facilities 1991-93. Raised funds to launch  NY Jewish Film Festival, create new public programs, symposia, exhibitions; designed Goodkind Resource Center in exhibition galleries, prepared Strategic Plan, wrote Collections Policy and published new Catalog of Holdings

19841989

Program Director

City University NY TV

Program Development Director, City Univeristy TV, NYC 1984-89

Developed new series/programs and collaborations  with organizations including  the Kitchen, Goethe House, NY, French Consulate, Channel 4 TV (London). Raised funds for new programming & marketing initiatives. leading to big increase in cable subscribers.

Education

B.A.

M.Phil

References

Margaret Parsons

"What a pleasure it was to work with you on Joris Ivens last year. Your Ivens program turned into a big success for us, due in no small measure to the careful attention to countless details of organization and presentation.

The Ivens program  had both intellectual merit and high quality prints, worthy of an art museum.

Grace Rapkin

"I worked with Wanda Bershen for several years at The Jewish Museum and have always been impressed with her ability to conceptualize and manage complex projects.

She is a talented and dedicated professional, who brings a wealth of expertise that from her extensive work with diverse arts, cultural and educational organizations."