“My work in the LGBTQ community has given me the greatest gifts one can achieve in life – purpose and passion. I am extremely lucky to be able to do what I love and have it make it difference.”
– Andrea Meyerson
Andrea is an award-winning creator of film, television programming, and live productions. As founder and president of Andrea Meyerson Productions (AMP), formerly StandOut Productions, she has produced and directed over 30 feature films, television specials and series episodes, which have aired on Showtime, Viacom’s Logo Network and several Canadian networks.
In 2002, Andrea produced and directed the award-winning documentary LAUGHING MATTERS. The success of the critically acclaimed film spawned three award-winning sequels. To date, she has created nine award-winning feature documentaries, all with the intention to educate, enlighten, and entertain. Through her unique perspective, Andrea has provided a voice for the LGBTQ community by documenting and preserving its rich history and culture.
She is also a prolific producer of live comedy shows and concerts. Since founding AMP in 1997, she has staged live events featuring some of the country’s best-known entertainers, including Wanda Sykes, Roseanne Barr, k.d. lang, Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading and Brandi Carlile. She also produced and hosted a vlog called All Access Pass, featured on AfterEllen.com. While she was able to interview famous celebrities, it was an important vehicle for her to showcase unknown talent as well.
After having the privilege to attend hundreds of film festivals worldwide as a guest filmmaker, another passion was unleashed. Understanding the importance of film festivals for both filmmakers and audiences alike, she began working with them. She is currently a programmer, juror, and moderator for QFilms (Long Beach, CA), served as a juror and associate programmer for Outfest (Los Angeles, CA), and a juror at OUTshine (Miami, FL). She was recently hired as the festival director to produce the first-ever lesbian film festival for Olivia Travel. In 2017 and 2018, Andrea curated a lesbian short film program, which has screened to sold out audiences in multiple cities.
Andrea is humbled and full of gratitude with being recognized both within and outside the LGBTQ community, receiving many awards for her body of work. A partial list includes: being the first openly gay recipient of YWCA’s “Women of Achievement Award” in Arts & Entertainment, the Human Rights Campaign’s “Local Hero Award.” The Los Angeles LGBTQ Center’s L.A.C.E. (Lesbians Active in Community Empowerment) Award, the Women’s Image Network “WIN Outstanding Women Award,” She was also honored with PowerUp’s “10 Amazing Women in Showbiz Award,” and presented with the “Body of Work Award” by Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival.
In 1995, Andrea founded Women On A Roll, one of the country’s largest social organizations for lesbians. Now in its 24th year, the organization focuses on worldwide travel but still offers unique social and cultural opportunities for women.
Through her experience, she has truly learned about the beauty of making films, their powerful impact, the scope of their reach, and the legacy they leave for future generations. Her journey as a storyteller continues to evolve. Excited about entering the world of narrative filmmaking, she is currently touring the film festival circuit with her second narrative short film, which has won nine awards to date. She is in production on her next documentary and is simultaneously co-writing her first feature screenplay.