Dete Meserve is an accomplished creator and producer of independent movies and award-winning television shows as well as a best-selling and award-winning novelist. As a key member of the executive team at Wind Dancer Films for more than 15 years (as Vice President, President, and, most recently, Principal), Meserve has been one of the industry’s major players in independent film and television production. She currently oversees worldwide business and creative properties for the film development, finance and production company that has generated over $4 billion in revenue from its properties, which include hit television series Roseanne and Home Improvement and feature films like Want Women Want (Mel Gibson) and Where The Heart Is (Natalie Portman).
Meserve is also leading the company’s growing animation brands, including the PBS KIDS series “Ready Jet Go!,” created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train) with Meserve as Executive Producer, and “Not A Box,” the animated TV series based on the award-winning book by Antoinette Portis.
Meserve has produced numerous films and TV series and has been responsible for securing over $50 million in financing for film and TV properties. Her list of credits span award-winning television series such as Home Improvement and Saint George with George Lopez (Executive Producer) as well as hit movies What Women Want, the award-winning comedy Bernie (Executive Producer), The Keeping Room (Executive Producer), Company Man, andWhere The Heart Is.
Prior to joining Wind Dancer Films, Meserve was Vice President of USC Radio, the University of Southern California’s radio network. She began her career as Station Manager of the National Public Radio affiliate in Evansville, Indiana and Assistant General Manager of the PBS affiliate.
Meserve is also the author of the best-selling and multi-award-winning novel “Good Sam,” which she will produce as a film for The Hallmark Channel as well as the bestseller “Perfectly Good Crime” which recently won the Living Now Book Awards for “books that change the world.”
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three children and a cat that rules them all.