Paula Bernstein is the Filmmaker Toolkit Editor at Indiewire.

Previously, she was a contributor to Fast Company’s Co. Create. A former television reporter for Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Bernstein has written reviews, reported features, personal essays and interviews about a variety of subjects, including film, television, advertising, books, technology, food, parenting and travel.

Her writing has appeared in Adweek,  Fast Company, Babble, Parents MagazineThe New York TimesThe New York ObserverAdweekNew York Magazine, TV Guide, The Village Voice, Redbook, Time Out New York, Interview, Filmmaker and other digital and print publications.

Bernstein is the co-author (with Elyse Schein) of “Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited” (Random House, 2007). She has appeared on various radio and TV programs, including ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” NBC News’ “Today,” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

A graduate of Wellesley College, Bernstein received her Masters in Cinema Studies from New York University. Born in New York City, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.