Middlemarch Films, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Ellen Hovde (now retired) and Muffie Meyer. Over the past thirty years, Middlemarch Films has produced more than 75 films and videos. Muffie was one of the directors (with the Maysles brothers and Ellen Hovde) of the iconic documentary, Grey Gardens. She and Ellen also produced and directed the Peabody award-winning series, Liberty! The American Revolution, and the National Emmy award-winning series, Benjamin Franklin, and many others. Her films have been distributed nationally and internationally in theaters, on television, and in the home video and educational markets, and for which she has won numerous other awards: Emmys, Cine Gold Eagles, the Japan Prize, Christopher Awards, the Freddy Award, the Columbia-DuPont Awards for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Her work has been selected for festivals in Japan, Greece, London, Edinburgh, Cannes, Toronto, Chicago and New York. She has been twice honored by the Directors Guild of America.