Scott Berrie

Scott Berrie is an Emmy Award winning producer for “The Loving Story,” a documentary on the watershed civil rights case Loving v. Virginia released by HBO. He is the CEO and founder of Impulse Creative Productions, LLC and serves as Vice President of the Russell Berrie Foundation which makes social investments in innovative ideas that promote a rich Jewish communal life; supports medical advances in diabetes and humanism in medicine; and fosters religious understanding and pluralism. Scott’s currently developing “Jerusalem, I Love You,” a feature length, narrative film along the same format as films widely acclaimed “Paris, Je t’aime” and “New York, I Love You.” Before founding Impulse, Scott was the co-founder and CEO of VisionSpring, a three-time winner of Fast Company’s Social Capitalist Award for reducing poverty and economic advancement in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. Berrie was given the first NYU Stern Stewart Satter Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2007, Scojo New York joined the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Scott is a trustee with the the Jewish Community Project Downtown, the American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, American Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and Jerusalem Foundation. He’s a graduate of Colorado University, Columbia University Graduate School of International and Public Affairs with a certificate in Middle East Studies where he was a SIPA International Affairs Fellow and New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. Scott served as a Combat Engineer in the Israel Defense Forces from 1989-1990.