Tracey Bing is an independent producer with over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry including stints as a studio executive at Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros.
Most recently, together with Marc Platt, Bing produced the hit romantic comedy Nappily Ever After, starring Sanaa Lathan (MFA Yale University), financed and distributed by Netflix. Prior to that she executive produced the critically acclaimed film Southside With You, which tells the real-time, true-life story of the first ever date betweenBarack Obama and (the then) Michelle Robinson as well as the sci-fi thriller Prospect. Through her shingle Badabing Pictures, Bing is developing a variety of film and television projects including feature adaptations of the play Fabulation and the short 1745, as well as a remake of Argentinian comedy El Futbol O Yo and a variety of Nappily Ever After spinoffs. She is also attached to executive produce a screen adaptation of Alexbased on Pierre Lemaitre’s series of best-selling French crime novels.
From 2003-2006, Bing was VP, Production and Acquisitions at Warner Independent Pictures, where she helped launch the division and was instrumental in devising the strategy for the company. While at WIP, Bing was responsible for acquiring and reformatting March of the Penguins, which won the 2006 Oscar for Best Documentary. She also worked on many other WIP releases including: Good Night, And Good Luck, The Painted Veil (produced by and starring classmate Edward Norton), Paradise Now, andBefore Sunset.
Over the years, Bing has served as a senior consultant to a number of entities including eOne Features, Warner Bros., Fox International, and PBS. She also has worked extensively in Africa creating 15 branded channels for Liberty Media/Wananchi Group’s Pan-African Pay TV network, working with the Kenyan Government to devise a comprehensive plan to grow the country’s film industry, and serving as Executive Director of Maisha Foundation which provides training for aspiring African filmmakers.
Bing got her start in the entertainment business as a development and production executive on films such as Flirting with Disaster, The Pallbearer,Gridlock’d (Tupac Shakur’s last film), and The Yards.
Bing has been a speaker, juror and guest panelist at the Cannes Film Festival Producers Network, Sundance Film Festival, American Film Institute, American Black Film Festival, Tribeca All Access, Film Independent, Kenya International Film Festival, Doha International Film Festival, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, among others. She is an Adjunct Professor at USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program, and serves as a mentor for Sophia Chang’s Unlock Her Potential program for women of color.
Bing is a graduate of Yale University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.