1. Lizzie Gottlieb, Producer/Director

    Lizzie Gottlieb directs theater and film in New York City. She was a founder and producer of Pure Orange Productions, a theater company dedicated to producing new plays Off Broadway. She directed their productions of Keith Bunin’s Principality of Sorrows, Julia Jordan’s Tatjana in Color, and Marking by Patrick Breen, which was later made into the film Just a Kiss. Gottlieb’s short film, Why Don’t You Dance, which was based on a Raymond Carver story, screened at festivals across the country.

  2. Jen Small, Producer

    Gigantic Pictures is the New York-based independent production company run by Brian Devine, Jason Orans, and Jennifer Small. In addition to Cosmopolitan, Gigantic Pictures produced The Suitor for PBS, a narrative film based on a story by the Dominican American author Julia Alvarez. Additional productions include an adaptation of Bernard Malamud’s The First Seven Years starring Israel Horovitz and Carol Kane, which was broadcast nationally on PBS; The Third Date, starring Sandra Bernhard, Xander Berkeley, and Sarah Clark, which premiered at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival and played the 2003 London Film Festival; Drena De Niro’s documentary Girls and Dolls, which premiered on WNET; and Israel Horovitz’s autobiographical documentary about 9/11, Three Weeks After Paradise, which premiered on Bravo. Gigantic is currently in post-production on Satellite, a feature film by the writer/director Jeff Winner (You Are Here).