Bite-sized blog post: Neema Barnette

Neema Barnette

NEEMA BARNETTE is the first African-American sticom director and she has directed numerous sitcoms.

Barnette has joined forces with Ava Duvernay on her new show Queen Sugar which brags an all female directing slate. She graduated with a BA from the City College of New York and an MFA from NYU Tisch School o f the Arts.


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Where to watch her films:

AMAZON (Streaming)



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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Queen Sugar (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)

 2015Being Mary Jane (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Hot Seat (2015)
 2007Super Sweet 16: The Movie (TV Movie)

 2005Miracle’s Boys (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)

 2003Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (1 episode)

 2000The PJs (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1994-1998Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) (2 episodes)

Shanda’s Song (1994)

 19987th Heaven (TV Series) (1 episode)

Rush to Judgment (1998)
 1997Close to Danger (TV Movie)

 1996Deadly Games (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Trash Man (1996)

 1994-1995The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series) (2 episodes)

The Hit Parade (1995)
Camouflage (1994)
 1994Sin & Redemption (TV Movie)
 1993Scattered Dreams (TV Movie)

 1993The Sinbad Show (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1993Better Off Dead (TV Movie) (as M. Neema Barnette)

 1991The Royal Family (TV Series) (1 episode)

 1990-1991A Different World (TV Series) (7 episodes)

Soldier Boy (1990)
Sweet Charity (1990)

 1990American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)

Zora Is My Name! (1990)

 1990China Beach (TV Series) (1 episode)

A Rumor of Peace (1990)

 1989The Robert Guillaume Show (TV Series) (1 episode)

Together Again (1989)

 1988-1989It’s a Living (TV Series) (3 episodes)

Just Say Yes (1989)
Dot Casts Off (1988)

 1989Hooperman (TV Series) (1 episode)

The Dating Game (1989)

 1987Frank’s Place (TV Series) (2 episodes)

 1986What’s Happening Now! (TV Series) (1 episode)

Shirley’s Little Sister (1986) … (as M. Neema Barnette)

 1984NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (1 episode)

One More Hurdle (1984)

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