Andrea is founder and president of Back Allie Entertainment, which provides creative production services to films, festivals, media companies and universities. She won an Emmy in 2015 for Dangerous Acts, which premiered on HBO. She executive-produced the Oscar-winning Man On Wire, Oscar-nominated Encounters at the End of the World by Werner Herzog, and short-listed BUCK. She also EP’d or produced Grizzly Man, In the Shadow of the Moon, The Killer Within, Doubletime and The Flight That Fought Back, among others. Two new films are premiering in 2017 at Tribeca and San Francisco. She regularly conducts workshops and master classes on story development, creative producing, pitch training, and the basics of international financing and release strategies. Before starting her own company, Andrea held executive and creative positions at Discovery and National Geographic for more than fifteen years, including building the first iteration of Discovery Films. She also created a model for a new center for creative non-fiction storytelling at Michigan State
University. Andrea is a mentor for the Sundance Producer Labs, as well as an advisor to the Points North non-fiction storyteller retreat and the Hot Docs Forum. Andrea holds a PhD in Linguistic Anthropology with a concentration in media and a BS degree in communications from Northwestern University.