Erica Ginsberg

Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Erica Ginsberg works as a consultant in the areas of arts management, film programming, and documentary storytelling. She is the author of a blog and book on resilience for creatives.

She is also a co-host of The D-Word. You may see her in a small box on your screen when she is co-facilitating the weekly F2Fs on Zoom. Or you may see her on the forum, responding to questions or gently reminding folks about best practices about posting. She also has been involved with D-Word in-person events, including peer pitching events and Transatlantic Face2Face Programs. She is part of the steering committee of DocuMentality, a mental health initiative of The D-Word, Film in Mind, and Malikkah Rollins.

As Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Docs In Progress (a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering independent documentary in Greater Washington DC), Erica helped build the organization from a single program to a bricks-and-mortar institution offering work-in-progress screenings, filmmaking workshops for adults and youth; artist services such as fiscal sponsorship, fellowships, and residencies; and serving as a community-gathering space for documentary filmmakers of all experience levels in the Washington DC/Baltimore region. She continues to be a champion for documentary filmmakers from the region.

Erica has been a panelist or presenter at various industry events, including Getting Real, the NAMAC (now the Alliance) Annual Convening, AFI DOCS, Worker's Unite Film Festival, Harvard University series at Dumbarton Oaks and guest presenting at a number of DC/Baltimore area universities.

Her work background also includes organizing international exchange programs for the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center, as well as managing educational programs for Maryland Nonprofits. She has also done consulting work for film festivals, arts organizations, and individual filmmakers.