Neal Baer Mentor 2014....
Living in: Los Angeles, CA — United States
- - Executive Producer at NBC-Universal TV
- - Former Executive Producer of Law and Order: SVU
- - Former Executive Producer of ER
- - Co-Founder: Institute for Photographic Empowerment
- - Pediatrician, M.D. from Harvard Medical School
Geographic Interest: North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Expertise: Social media, Story Telling, Other
"I create social change through story telling."
Describe yourself briefly.
Dr. Neal Baer is Executive Producer of the NBC television series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Prior to his work on SVU, Dr. Baer was Executive Producer of the NBC series ER. A member of the show’s original staff and a writer and producer on the series for seven seasons, he was nominated for five Emmys as a producer. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Recently, Dr. Baer co-established the Institute for Photographic Empowerment at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications, which links photographic storytelling projects around the world and makes that work available to NGOs and policymakers. He has worked in South Africa and Mozambique since 2006, teaching photography to mothers with HIV and to AIDS orphans so that they can tell the world their own stories. Dr. Baer also produced the documentary short, “Home Is Where You Find It,” directed by Alcides Soares, a 17-year-old Mozambican AIDS orphan, which chronicles one young man’s search to find a family after his parents have died of AIDS. The film has screened internationally at sixteen festivals and has won four awards for best documentary.