Sharone Meir’s interest in light, images and story sprang up at an early age, inspired in part by his father who was an avid amateur photographer and his mother, who was an acclaimed children’s book writer and publisher. Born and raised in a kibutz in the center of Israel, Sharone first began pursuing art as a child, photographing the gorgeous landscape of the kibbutz’s countryside, later studying at the High Institute for Art Betzalel, before enrolling in the Israeli Army where he served as a paramedic in the paratroopers unit. After the army, Sharone would graduate with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television school in Jerusalem, and later go on to study cinematography at The American Film Institute. Since moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Meir has worked on range of projects in film and television, in the United States and abroad, both in independent and studio settings. His personal style crosses-genres and boundaries – he’s worked on an extreme range of budgets from large studio movies to small independent film. Many of his works have gone on to win awards. His resume includes Academy award winning film Whiplash, Coach Carter, Mean Creek, and more recently Paramount’s next installment of The Ring franchise and Phillip Noyce’s remake of Roots. His work also includes many TV pilots for such hits as Suburgatory, Raising Hope and Bochco’s Philly. Mr. Meir resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.