Run by the husband and wife team of Caroline Baron and Anthony Weintraub, A-Line is an award winning film production company renowned for creating thought-provoking, innovative media, with expertise in ideation, development, production, marketing, and release strategies. A-Line’s debut production was the multiple Oscar©-nominated Capote, produced by Caroline and released by Sony Pictures Classics. A-Line is currently developing a number of films and TV shows, as well as preparing the impending release of the film adaptation of the best-selling novel Bel Canto, starring Julianne Moore and directed by Paul Weitz (About A Boy, Grandma).
In addition to Capote, Caroline produced the cross-cultural hit Monsoon Wedding, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and numerous other awards. Beginning her career in 1983 as the production manager on the cult classic The Toxic Avenger, Caroline has worked on numerous projects, serving as the associate producer for the hit TV series The Wonder Years and co-producing such films as Center Stage, Flawless, Addicted to Love, and Mira Nair’s Kama Sutra. Caroline also produced Witness to the Mob for Tribeca Productions with Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal. Nominated for an Oscar for her work on Capote, Caroline most recently won a Golden Globe for her work on the Amazon Original series Mozart in the Jungle.
In 1999, motivated by reports of families fleeing their homes in Kosovo, Caroline founded the non-profit organization FilmAid International, which brings films and video to refugees and displaced around the world, providing life-saving information, easing psychological suffering, fostering understanding, and engaging the mind. Caroline is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an active lecturer.
Anthony Weintraub is a screenwriter, producer, and director and is perhaps most known for his 2007 screenplay adaptation of the graphic novel Tekkonkinkreet by acclaimed manga creator Taiyo Matusmoto. The first Japanese anime to be written and directed by Americans, Tekkon won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Film and was nominated for Best First Feature at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival. Anthony began working in the film business as a story editor and script reader, working for clients such as Oliver Stone, Miramax Films, and Paula Weinstein. He has directed award-winning short films which have screened in the Deauville, Ann Arbor, and Athens Film Festivals. Anthony has also spearheaded fruitful crowdfunding campaigns, launching and running two successful media-related Kickstarter projects.
In addition to his film work, Anthony is a consultant for non-profit institutions, making award winning promotional and brand films, directing special events, designing media outreach campaigns and consulting on communication outreach for NGOs including Human Rights Watch, The Nature Conservancy, Gere Foundation, The Nation Institute and FilmAid International. Anthony is also an active adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, has spoken on numerous panels and is an active lecturer.
Observing firsthand the changing kids media landscape, in 2011 Caroline and Anthony started yummico, a company dedicated to making children’s entertainment that is sticky, value added and safe. Partnering with innovative children’s television creator Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues) and her husband Bob Mowen, yummico has since launched two apps, made TV development deals at leading production/distribution companies such as Dreamworks, Amazon and the Canadian Broadcasting Company, and created a Kickstarter-funded independent television pilot.
Both Caroline and Anthony are committed to using their resources and talents to help those in need around the world. Their commitment to social justice informs their work and their lives, and their philanthropic work has always been inextricably linked to their creative pursuits.
Caroline founded FilmAid International in 1999 and has watched the organization grow from her home office into a global federation of charitable organizations with offices in Nairobi, London, Hong Kong and New York. Working in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other global aid organizations, FilmAid helps bring information and training to more than two million people worldwide. FilmAid has hosted screenings and produced and distributed community-based films on public health and safety issues in Kenya, Thailand, Haiti. and Jordan, as well as the United States.
Anthony launched a media consultancy in 1995, aimed primarily at helping non-profit institutions more effectively communicate their messages to a wider audience. In this capacity he has made numerous promotional films, directed special events, and designed media outreach campaigns for non-profit organizations including Human Rights Watch, The Nature Conservancy, Healing The Divide, The Gere Foundation, and FilmAid International.