EVN Productions is an independent production company with the goal of creating innovative projects through championing new voices and emerging talent in film and theatre. Our creative emphasis lies in telling in stories that embrace strong female characters and explore the role of women in societies across the world and throughout history. To date, EVN Productions has produced critically-acclaimed works in New York, Los Angeles and in the company’s new home of Austin, Texas. (September, 2016)
Elizabeth V. Newman, Director/Producer, graduated from Yale with a BA in Art History and Theater Studies. She earned her MFA in Film Production at Boston University. Her theatrical producing credits include the World Premiere of “Nights of Noir!” (The Attic Theatre, Los Angeles); the West Coast Premiere of Orange Lemon Egg Canary (The Complex, Los Angeles); the American Premiere of Clocks and Whistles, (Chashama, New York); Dutchman (13th Street Rep. Theater, New York; Boston University) and Speed The Plow (Yale University).
She has produced seventeen short films in New York, London, New Haven, Boston and Los Angeles, a dozen of which she also wrote/directed. Her MFA thesis project, "The Yellow Wallpaper" was a finalist at the Redstone Film Festival (Boston; Los Angeles); this project likewise marked the debut of EVN Productions film division. Her first feature script, "Shattering", was included as an Emerging Narrative at the IFP Conference and showcased as a staged reading at The Yale Club of New York. Her stage directing credits include: 'Goodinght Children Everywhere" (Onatario, Canada), 'The Park Bench' (Ontario, Canada), 'Fragments' (Los Angeles) and 'The Glass Menagerie' (New York). She was awarded three separate Yale Sudler Grants for the Creative Arts. At Yale, she was the President of University Pictures: The Association of Student Filmmakers (an undergraduate film production company).
While in graduate school, Ms. Newman worked at United Artists (Production and Acquisitions) in Los Angeles and Open City Films (Coffee and Cigarettes) in New York. She has done freelance development work for Andrew Lauren Productions (The Squid & The Whale) and Focus Features (Rogue Pictures) as well as on professional sets for film and television (Law & Order; Funny Games; La Leggenda Di Al Jack & John; The Guys; The Stepford Wives). She served as Development Consultant for Belladonna Productions (Transamerica; The Guide to Recognizing your Saints; Funny Games). She is on the Board of Yale in Hollywood and The Attic Theatre, Los Angeles.