Get to know all about Julie Goldman, the co-producer of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. Below are facts about her including her unclear net worth.
Julie Goldman: Documentary producer
If you have watched hundreds of documentaries in your life, there is a high possibility that at least five percent of those documentaries were produced by one Julie Goldman. You may be wondering who Goldman is since not much about her is known, or you perhaps confuse her with the other Julie Goldman who is an actress and comedian. Jolie Goldman, the producer, has over 50 documentaries under her title, and she keeps it low key. Goldman is the kind of person who doesn’t like being in the spotlight and she’d rather do an excellent film and let it speak for itself. Goldman was born in New York City and she is the founder of Motto Pictures. Goldman, through her company Motto Pictures, has won several awards including an Emmy and got nominated for the Oscar 2018. Not only is Goldman a producer, but also an executive producer. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Some of the films Goldman has worked on are “God Loves Uganda,” “A Place At The Table,” “The Great Invisible,” and “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” Some of Goldman’s work has been aired on popular stations like CNN and HBO earning her quite a net worth.
Facts about the producer
She has worked with Samantha Power and Greg Barker six times
Goldman has worked with other producers and directors in most of her projects. She merged up with Power and Barker to make the documentary “The Final Year.” According to Goldman, the film was the sixth one they had done together. She further stated that they had an establishment that worked for their flow of producing and even went deeper to explain that in that particular film, to make it in New York, an enormous amount of logistics was required. Goldman and her counterparts worked together and shared ideas as they looked at cuts and had a conversation about the film. They all had tricky moments — one of them was handing off $20,000 in cash to the field officer in the middle of the night. Goldman also stated that when they were starting the project, it was a little bit challenging and involving and so they had to overcome every obstacle. Greg Barker went out and made a great film.
She fights for gender equality in film industry
Julie Goldman is a strong believer that women should have a piece of the cake in the creative process but acknowledges it’s only women who can come out and show their capabilities in an industry that is dominated by men. The issue is Goldman is not that popular like most male producers. She has been producing fantastic films for over 20 years now and had over 60 credits to her name, but still, her films are more known more than her. Some people think that Goldman loves to stay away from the spotlight and it might be true. If Goldman was a man who works in Hollywood, you would probably be seeing her on every red carpet and award ceremonies rubbing shoulders with the Leonardo DiCaprios and Harvey Weinsteins of the world. But her anonymity might reveal how women are viewed in the film industry. Female producers like Julie Goldman who create documentaries are usually keeping it low profile. However, Goldman wants to change the narrative, and she is positioning herself so that she can help fellow women excel in film production.
Sometimes it becomes hard to please her financiers
When she was asked if getting funding for an independent feature is as complicated as it looks, be it nonfiction or narrative, she said sometimes she could have two financial participants that were not interested in the same final film, and it would get complicated. Goldman said that in situations like those, she has to make another version to make everybody happy. She always knows the people around her well, their tastes and their changing needs. Goldman anticipates for such things like that the entities and people funding her documentaries work for and tailor a deal with them so that there won’t be a problem afterward. Goldman further stated that the agreement is in most cases to cut the film to shorter running time, but she doesn’t reshoot an entire film. Goldman concluded that that’s one of the problems filmmakers face and even the net worth they have can’t finance their own films.
She co-produced Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Being a member of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has helped Goldman put her hands on some great projects like “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” that was directed by Steve James. James is a renown documentary director and producer who has released over 20 documentaries, but not more than Goldman has. Goldman also worked with Mark Mitten to produce the fantastic film. So what is the film all about? Well, it’s about a bank owned by Sung’s family known as Abacus Federal Savings Bank situated in Chinatown, New York City, which is Goldman’s backyard. It was the only institution to face charges following the 2018 mortgage crisis, and the film tells the whole story. The film has received a couple of awards, but it’s now trending because it was nominated for an Oscar in 2018. Goldman has also won awards for films like “God Loves Uganda,” “A Place At The Table,” and “The Great Invisible.”
Her net worth
Julie Goldman’s net worth is unknown, but she might be one of the few women in the film industry with an impressive net worth.
Nobody knows about tomorrow, but if there will be a story worth sharing with the world, Goldman will be there. Her role is to find just that. We hope that Abacus wins the Oscar.