Founded in 2014 by Rebecca Feinberg and Alice Randall, Manderley Productions is a young and diverse production company based in New York City specializing in theater, film, and television. Manderley aims to produce cinematic and theatrical work of significance that provides insight into the ways global politics effect private moments and private moments effect global politics.
We are particularly interested in developing projects from books as a way to enhance interest in reading at a time when long-form reading is disappearing in favor of visual narrative. We are interested in films and theater that have a multi-cultural orientation and works that examine communities inhabited by multiple-generations.
Rebecca Feinberg is a writer, producer, director, and actor based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Harvard College (2013, magna cum laude in History and Literature of Modern Europe), Rebecca currently works in research for New Yorker staff writer, Adam Gopnik. During her tenure as an undergraduate, Rebecca performed a number of leading roles on the American Repertory Theater’s mainstage and directed and produced over a dozen student plays.
Rebecca honed her production skills while working in General Management at The Public Theater, in Artistic Direction and Production with Punchdrunk Theater Company in London, and at The Williamstown Theater Festival. After having worked for Bialy/Thomas Casting and MTV Studios, Rebecca has developed a deep understanding of film and television casting and production. In New York, Rebecca has recently performed at The Lark Theater, The Flea Theater, and Primary Stages’ Black Box in addition to directing and producing a series of plays at the 4th Street Theater, Character’s Space and the 92nd Street Y. She is currently the Founding Producer and director of an inaugural arts and music festival entitled Cowboy Mouth: Young Artists at the Chelsea, which will take place at iconic The Hotel Chelsea this June. It is already being hailed as “a groundbreaking union of the visual and performed arts positioned at a pivotal point in the Chelsea’s own history.”
Alice Randall is the author of The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell, and Ada's Rules. Born in Detroit she grew up in Washington, D.C.. As a Harvard undergraduate majoring in English she studied with Julia Child as well as Harry Levin, Alan Heimert, and Nathan Huggins. After graduation Randall headed south to Music City where she founded Midsummer Music with the idea she would create a new way to fund novel writing and a community of powerful storytellers. On her way to The Wind Done Gone she became the first black woman in history to write a number one country song; wrote a video of the year; worked on multiple Johnny Cash videos and wrote and produced the pilot for a primetime drama about ex-wives of country stars that aired on CBS. She has written with or published some of the greatest songwriters of the era including Steve Earle, Matraca Berg, Bobby Braddock, and Mark Sanders. Four novels later, the award winning songwriter with over twenty recorded songs to her credit and frequent contributor to Elle magazine, is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University. She teaches courses on Country Lyric in American Culture, Creative Writing, and Soul Food as text and in text. Randall lives near the University with her husband.