Freude (Florence) Bartlett also known as Freude Solomon-Bartlett, was an American experimental film director and founder of the Serious Business Company, a San Francisco-based film sales and film distribution company known for its collection of avan-garde, animation, and women's films.
Freude started the company in 1972. She felt strongly about making experimental and women-made films more accessible and would often travel with curated film programs to educate the public about film and earn money for the artists she represented. The Serious Business Company distributed work made by Tom DeWitt, Gunvor Nelson, Chick Strand, Robert Breer, Suzan Pitt, Geroge Griffin, Shirley Clarke, Kathy Rose, and Robert Nelson, as well as many other artists. The company closed in 1983.
Freude attended San Francisco State University and earned a degree in Information Sciences at UC Berkley. In 1985 she founded Metropolis Media, a communications firm.
Freude Married filmmaker Scott Bartlett in 1969. Freude had a daughter, Stevias Solomon and a son Elon Bartlett.