As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, Catherine Oberg is in charge of the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services offered to the community. Under Ms. Oberg’s leadership, The Plaza brings cultural and educational programming under one mission-driven roof and is fiscally supported by a combination of admission and tuition, philanthropic funding, grants, business sponsorships, and community contributions.
Ms. Oberg received a BFA in Film and Television Production from the Kanbar Institute, Tisch School Of the Arts, NYU, NYC. In 2013 she earned Advanced Certificates from Molloy College, LI, NY in Fundraising and Development as well as Not-for-Profit Management.
Prior to founding The Plaza, Catherine worked in the television industry. She has produced, directed, written, filmed, and edited for documentaries, news-magazine series, live-to-tape talk shows, and narrative dramas that have been broadcast on HBO, PBS, CNN, FOX, UK's Channel Four, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, and LI Fios1. Catherine received an Emmy Award Honor for her contribution as an assistant editor on the HBO documentary "Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell The Truth" narrated by Robert De Niro. The film received an Emmy Award and an Academy Award Nomination in 1999. She has taught editing at the School of Visual Arts and at NYU’s School of Continuing Education, both in NYC.