An Innovative Documentary and Entertainment Production and Distribution Company
Re-Emerging Films is an award-winning producer and distributor of entertaining and informative content, founded by Journalist, Producer and Filmmaker, Jeff L. Lieberman. The company’s films have appeared in theatres internationally, and Lieberman‘s work has appeared on CBS, HBO, CNN, FOX and on the websites of Yahoo!, The New York Post, CBS Moneywatch, The Huffington Post and The Hollywood Reporter.
Re-Emerging Films’ latest feature film, the highly-acclaimed documentary, The Amazing Nina Simone has played to sold-out audiences in over 100 cinemas in more than 10 countries, remaining in theatres for 4 weeksin several cities. The award-winning film has been called the best of the three Nina Simone films by The New Yorker Magazine, and “The Nina Simone film we should all be watching” by Blavity. It has also been heralded by The New York Times, BBC News, Hollywood Reporter, JET Magazine, LA Record, Jerusalem Post, Indiewire, Chicago Reader & The Seattle Times for its in-depth research into the often misunderstood singer and civil rights activist. The Amazing Nina Simone is the only documentary film to tell the story of the legendary singer, songwriter, pianist and activist, through over 50 exclusive and intimate interviews with the people who knew Nina best: her friends, family, musicians and fellow activists, including Eric Burdon (The Animals), Sam Waymon (Nina’s Brother & Longtime Band Member), Nikki Giovanni (Poet, Professor & Friend) and Marie Christine Dunham-Pratt (Nina's Lover & Friend).
The firm’s previous film, the Academy Award-Qualifying documentary, Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria, opened theatrically in 2013 in New York and Los Angeles, and premiered at festivals in Toronto, Boston, Washington, Vancouver, London, Switzerland & Israel. The film gained rave reviews from The New York Times, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter & Village Voice, with New York’s Amsterdam News proclaiming the film as “one of the must-see documentaries of 2013”.
Re-Emerging Films has also produced programming for Coca-Cola, Walt Disney Films, Showtime’s “Homeland”, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Macy’s, Marlo Thomas, Elsevier & Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The company also produced the hit viral election video, “Call Your Zeyde”, and the pilots for the reality TV shows, “Beauty Queens” and “Mario The Magician”. The firm has several projects in development including Bella!, a documentary feature about politician and activist, Bella Abzug; and My Harlem, a feature narrative confronting gentrification, race and sexuality.
Before establishing the firm, Lieberman was a Writer/Producer with CBS National News and a Video Reporter with The New York Post website, covering events all over New York and Washington, DC including the Obama Inauguration, New York’s Fashion Week, the Times Square terrorism attack, and The September 11th 10-year Anniversary commemoration.
Lieberman got his start in the business as a Producer of Behind-The-Scenes documentaries detailing the creation of some of Hollywood’s biggest films including “Troy”, “The Incredibles”, “Ratatouille”, “I, Robot”, “Infamous” & “The Chronicles of Narnia” He has interviewed Hollywood's biggest actors, directors, producers and crafts people, and the documentaries have aired on HBO, Starz, Discovery, Fox, and a long list of DVDs.