Speaker Dete Meserve

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Dete Meserve


Wind Dancer Film and Television

Dete Meserveis an accomplished creator and producer of independent movies and award-winning television shows as well as a best-selling and award-winning novelist. As a key member of the executive team at Wind Dancer Films for more than 15 years (as President, and, most recently, Principal), Meserve has been one of the industry’s major players in independent film and television production. She currently oversees worldwide business and creative properties for the film development, finance and production company that has generated over $4 billion in revenue from its properties, which include hit television seriesRoseanneandHome Improvementand feature films like What Women Want(Mel Gibson) and Bernie(Jack Black).

Meserve is also leading the company’s growing kids’ TV brands, including the PBS KIDS series Ready Jet Go!, created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!,Dinosaur Train) with Meserve as Executive Producer, and Not A Box, the animated TV series based on the award-winning book by Antoinette Portis

In her illustrious career, Meserve has produced numerous films and TV series and has been responsible for securing more than $60 million in financing for film and TV properties. Her list of credits spans award-winning television series such as Home Improvement and Saint George with George Lopez (Executive Producer) as well as hit movies What Women Want, the award-winning comedy Bernie(Producer),The Keeping Room(Producer), and Where The Heart Is.

Meserve is also the author of the best-selling, multi-award-winning novels Good Sam, which is being made into a film, and Perfectly Good Crime. Her latest novel, The Space Between, will be published by Lake Union Publishing in July 2018. 

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three children and a cat that rules them all.

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