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Member Profile: Elisa Pugliese

Elisa Pugliese is the Owner and Managing Partner of 98 Films in New York City. She recently Produced AUGUST with Josh Hartnett, Rip Torn and David Bowie, that opens in limited release on July 11th, at the Village East in New York City. She Executive Produced Nanette Burstein's award winning AMERICAN TEEN. NYWIFT will hold a special screening of the film on June 25th. Click Here For Details.
The film will open in wide release on July 25th. 

Both AUGUST and AMERICAN TEEN premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
She also developed and produced Mary Stuart Materson's directorial debut, THE CAKE EATERS with Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford and Bruce Dern, which will screen as part of the CineWomenNY/NYWIFT Screening Series on June 24th, at the Two Boots/Pioneer Theatre.
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In addition, she is an Executive Producer on Chai Vaserhelyi's, I BRING WHAT I LOVE: THE STORY of YOUSSOU N'DOUR (currently in post-production).

Before she made her move to film production she was an actress with extensive experience in New York City theater with companies such as Naked Angels, Malaparte, and The Atlantic, and in television and film appearing in LAW and ORDER, OZ, SCHOOL of ROCK, and KINSEY.  She has served on benefit committees for New York Women in Film and Television, amFAR, and Spirituality for Kids.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts