Betsy Kalin

Itchy Bee Productions
Betsy Kalin is an award-winning director/producer/writer at Itchy Bee Productions and Bluewater Media. She is a featured speaker at conferences, universities, film festivals, and community events.  Her most recent documentary East LA Interchange was highlighted on NBC L.A. and has won ten jury and audience awards to date. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Los Angeles City Historical Society’s J. Thomas Owen Award for illuminating L.A. history. Her first film, Roof, premiered at New York City’s MoMA for New Directors/New Films and is a part of the Short Shorts compilation. Her films Chained!, Click, and Hearts Cracked Open have been honored with multiple awards at festivals around the world. She is currently teaching the Social Impact Media course in the Transformative Social Change Program at Saybrook University. She received a BA in Women’s Studies from Columbia College at Columbia University and an MFA in Directing from the University of Miami.