Baer began her career as an assistant at CAA in 1988 and served from 2007 to 2011 as president and CEO of CBS Films, where she produced her first film, 2013’s “Last Vegas.”
Prior to that she spent 17 years at Sony Pictures, overseeing such hits as “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Adaptation,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Something’s Gotta Give” and “Moneyball.” In 2012, she raised a seven-figure development fund for her newly launched Beverly Hills-based production company, Gidden Media, whose debut film, “Mary Shelley,” was released by IFC in April 2018.
Baer became Board President of Women in Film in June, 2018, stepping into the role at a critical juncture in Hollywood, as the entertainment industry faces a broad reckoning over gender disparities and sexual harassment. Founded in 1973, Women In Film advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries – to achieve parity and transform culture.
Baer graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 1988 with a B.A. in English literature. She is married to producer Matt Baer (UNBROKEN), and has two sons. In addition to Women In Film, she also serves on the board of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Producers Guild of America.