Connie White has been active in the independent film business since 1986, when she started to program films for the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. There, she served as co-owner, operator and film programmer/booker from 1987-2001. Since 1996, she has also been programming and booking art and independent films for the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and, more recently, for the Pleasant Street Theater in Northampton, Mass, the New Art Cinemas in Provincetown, Mass, the Amherst Cinema Arts Center in Amherst, Mass., and the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 1992, she co-founded the critically acclaimed Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema, which ran for 11 years. From 1999 - 2005, Ms. White served as the Artistic Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Taking what she has learned first-hand about specialty and art-film exhibition, in 2002 Ms. White created Balcony Releasing, which designs and implements theatrical distribution strategies for independently produced documentary features. Her first release, Daughter From Danang, went on to win an Academy Award Nomination for Best Feature Documentary, alongside Bowling for Columbine, Spellbound and Winged Migration. Other Balcony Releasing films include the acclaimed documentaries The Same River Twice, Love and Diane, Al Franken: God Spoke, So Much So Fast, Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner, and Budrus.
Ms. White was awarded The 2000 "Image Award for Vision and Excellence" from Women in Film and Video, New England. She served on the jury for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.