Vera Aronow

Producer / Director / Editor

Aronow was Co-producer and Editor of Backpack Full of Cash (2017) and Co-producer and Editor of MEGAMALL (2010), which she also Co-directed. She was Co-director for Episode One of SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education (2001). Narrated by Meryl Streep, this four-hour series was produced by Stone Lantern Films and broadcast nationally on PBS.

Aronow was Co-producer and Co-director of CHANCEMAN’S BROTHERS AND SISTERS: The Origins of the 20th Century Black Community in Morris County New Jersey (1998), for the County College of Morris. Broadcast on NJ Network & APT Exchange, this half-hour film traces the evolution of the small black community in affluent Morris County, NJ. Confronted with deep-rooted racism, the county’s black residents created their own social life and safety net.

Aronow directed To Uncle Alex (1987), an award-winning short, celebrating the life of her Russian immigrant grandfather which aired on The Learning Channel / PBS New to America series, hosted by Edward James Olmos. She also edited four video biographies for Tina Martin Personal Histories (2010-2012).

She was Line Producer for The Quiet Revolution (1992), a six-part series about sustainable development filmed in some of the world’s poorest communities in India, Bangladesh, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Nepal and the United States and broadcast on national PBS. She was also Line Producer of You’re the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990) for PBS American Masters.

Aronow was Associate Producer and Director of Archival Research for Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (1988), a series of six, one-hour conversations between mythologist Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) and journalist Bill Moyers which remains one of the most popular ever broadcast on American public television.

In addition to production work, Aronow served for 3 years as Board Chair and is currently Vice-Chair of Rivertown Film, the Rockland County, NY based non-profit which celebrates the art of motion pictures through screenings and educational programs.