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BTG Productions was founded by Peabody Award-Winning documentary filmmaker Bari Pearlman, whose work has appeared on Netflix, HBO, Max, Hulu, Disney+, NatGeo, Amazon Prime, PBS, CNN, Discovery+, BBC, Channel 4 and more. Her films have been shown theatrically, and at prominent film festivals, museums and cultural institutions around the world.

As a Director, Bari has created award-winning documentaries such as Jelly Roll: Save Me (Hulu), World Eats: Bread (NatGeo/Hulu/Discovery+), Queen of Meth (Discovery+), Death Row Stories (CNN), Autism is for Life: The Story of Jeanine Lazili (HBO), Daughters of Wisdom, Nangchen Shorts, Looking for Lepke, The Strangest Town in Alaska, and Mah-Jongg: The Tiles That Bind


Her work as a Producer for television/streaming includes Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix), The New Yorker Presents (Amazon Prime), Fugitive Chronicles (A&E), Shots in the Dark (Court TV/Channel 4) and Fan Club: ABBA (VH1), as well as numerous documentary films including the Peabody Award-Winning How to Dance in Ohio (HBO), the Peabody Award Nominated Roll Red Roll (PBS/Netflix/BBC), and the multi-award winning The Leprechaun's Wife and Smile Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story.


On the scripted side, Bari was the Post Production Supervisor on Season 1 of the hit CBS series Blue Bloods starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, the Producer of Stéphane Goazé's short film The Necklace, and Assistant Director of Cesq Gay's Hotel Room.

Bari is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producer's Guild of America, and NYWIFT. Her work has been supported with major grants and artists residencies including Yaddo and the LMCC Artists' Residency on Governors Island. In addition to her own career work, she is a consultant to filmmakers in need of guidance on all aspects of the filmmaking and distribution process.


Bari was a Contributing Editor to Filmmaker Magazine for 12 years. She held Director positions at numerous film festivals including the 1996 and 1997 Hamptons International Film Festival, the 1997 New York Women's Film Festival, and the 1999 Classically Independent Film Festival. She began her career in the arts as a Development Officer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She has also translated the fiction of Swedish author Jonas Gardell.

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