Ivy Meeropol is a producer and director of an array of acclaimed documentary feature films and television series.
Meeropol recently directed and produced an hour-long episode for CNN’s docu- series Death Row Stories, Executive Produced by Alex Gibney and Robert Redford. She has directed numerous short films for The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. In 2013 Meeropol was a Sundance Institute Fellow, and was awarded grants from the Sundance Documentary Fund, The NY State Council for the Arts, and The MacArthur Foundation.
Meeropol’s documentary series The Hill premiered on The Sundance Channel and in 2007 and received an IDA (International Documentary Association) nomination for best series. In 2007, Meeropol also directed the feature length documentary All About Abe, the story of Abe Pollin – sports impresario extraordinaire – and in 2003, she produced and directed the documentary film Heir to An Execution, which explored the legacy of her grandparents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Heir to An Execution had its world premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, had it’s broadcast premiere on HBO and is presently in wide distribution on HBO Home Video/DVD.
Meeropol spent five years as a speechwriter and legislative aide for U.S. Congressman Harry Johnston before starting her career as a journalist, publishing articles in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Premiere, Nest, Paper, Black Book Magazine, and Provincetown Arts Magazine, where she was also the Fiction Editor.
Ivy Meeropol lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, production designer Thomas Ambrose, and their two children.