JEAN DOUMANIAN (Producer) has a long and successful career
in film, theatre and television. The past year has brought a host
of successes, including "The Spanish Prisoner," the
new film by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and critically acclaimed
filmmaker David Mamet. Ms. Doumanian also produced Woody Allen's
"Deconstructing Harry," which opened last year's Venice
Film Festival and was released in the United States by Fine Line
Features. Also at Venice last year was another of Ms. Doumanian's
productions, "Wild Man Blues," the documentary by Academy
Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple. Released by Fine Line
earlier this year, "Wild Man Blues" opened to critical
praise. And, Ms. Doumanian's presence in the theatre has been
particularly strong this year; "Dinah Was," her musical
about blues great Dinah Washington, is an Off-Broadway hit.
Ms. Doumanian was the Executive Producer of several of Mr. Allen's
previous films, including "Everyone Says I Love You,"
"Mighty Aphrodite" (which received an Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress) and "Bullets Over Broadway"
(which received seven Academy Award nominations and won for Best
As well as "Celebrity," Ms. Doumanian has also recently
produced "Into My Heart," a film written and directed
by two young filmmakers named Sean Smith and Anthony Stark and
starring Claire Forlani and Rob Morrow; the new directional effort
by Jason Alexander entitled "Cherry Pink," starring
Gretchen Mol and Patti Lupone; "The Story of a Bad Boy,"
the first film written and directed by critically acclaimed playwright
Tom Donaghy; and "Sunburn," coming-of-age comedy by
first time filmmaker Nelson Hume.
Ms. Doumanian's career in various mediums is impressive. She produced
Sven Nykvist's "The Ox," an Academy Award-nominated
film which starred Liv Ullman and Max Von Sydow, as well as a
number of projects outside the film arena which have garnered
a great deal of praise. The Off-Broadway play "Death Defying
Acts," which Ms. Doumanian produced broke boxoffice records,
and Woody Allen's first film for television, "Don't Drink
The Water," was executive produced by Ms. Doumanian. As producer
of "Saturday Night Live," she discovered Eddie Murphy,
among others. Ms. Doumanian also produced the classic TV special
"Bob and Ray, Jane and Gilda," and received an Emmy
for "The Dick Cavett Show." Jean Doumanian Productions
is based in New York City.
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