Ms. Nicole Betancourt

Parent Earth
New York, New York
United States

Focus Areas

Food Systems
Food Systems


Nicole Betancourt, Founder and CEO of Parent Earth, is a producer, director and social entrepreneur with seventeen years experience in media production and distribution. Parent Earth, a company in development, will answer parents’ questions about food and help them to create a food system that supports healthy thriving children. Betancourt co-founded, produced, and did video design for LightBox’s Food Theater Project, which includes the play “Milk-n-Honey”, the After Show Cafe and a youth workshop program. She was the Producer, Director and Videographer for "Before You Go" (HBO documentary that won an Emmy and a Golden Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival), Partes de Agua (a multi-media performance piece in Oaxaca, Mexico), and "Changing Course" (advocacy video about Latin American farmers for World Neighbors). Her other producing and videographer credits include "90 Miles" (POV/PBS), which won Best Documentary at both the New York Latino International Film Festival and the Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Cuba. Betancourt was the Creative Director and then Executive Director of MediaRights, a nonprofit organization dedicated to media for social change, where she launched its online community and built up the award-winning Media That Matters Film Festival. She was a Donnella Meadows Fellow and she serves on various councils and boards. Her work has been praised in the New York Times, USA Today, and Variety, by the Oprah Winfrey Show and at film festivals from Minsk to Taipei. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.