Educated in India and Britain, Miriam has close to 30 years of experience in the media. After finishing film school at the University of London’s Goldsmith’s College, she started her career with the BBC and went on to become a broadcast journalist, documentary/drama producer with them. She spent the next 13 years working in Britain for several television broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, ITV, The History Channel, Channel 5, WGBH, making political and history drama/documentaries.
She moved to India to fulfil a long-held ambition of working on feature films and joined Excel Entertainment in Mumbai. Over the next few years, first as Executive Producer and then as CEO of the company, she demonstrated an ability to build, nurture and lead large multi-disciplinary teams to deliver some of the highest production values seen in Hindi cinema. Having shepherded several films from script to screen, Miriam is at home both with large-budget, star driven films as she is with smaller budget, independent films. She currently acts as Production Consultant to a few feature film production companies in Mumbai – Cinestaan, Chasing Tales, etc
Miriam is a visiting lecturer at both the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) in Kolkata where she is also a member of the Academic Council. She was instrumental in instituting the country’s only dedicated 3-year producing course and designed its syllabus and curriculum.
She acts as Production consultant to the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) and is mentor for both its Producer’s Lab and Screen Writer’s Lab and vets projects for their Co-Production Market.
Miriam is also a published author.