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DEAN PARISOT (Director) is a native of Wilton, Connecticut and a graduate of NYU Film School (Tisch). His first short film Tom Goes to the Bar won critical acclaim and numerous awards including the first prize Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. His second film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings with Steven Wright won an Academy Award , an ACE Award and led to a fellowship at the Sundance Institute's June Lab (where he continues to return as an advisor).

He moved to Los Angeles with his wife, editor Sally Menke in 1991 and has worked since in both feature films and television. His feature film credits include Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Allen Rickman, Fun with Dick and Jane with Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni, Home Fries with Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson and Framed with Jeff Goldblum and Kristen Scott Thomas.

Parisot's television directing and producing credits include pilot episodes and TV movies for "Monk", "The Job", "The Deep End", "See Kate Run", "Area 57", "ATF", "The Conversation", "Heart Dept", "The Marshal", and "Bakersfield PD". Episodic directing credits include "Justified", "Modern Family", "The Good Wife", "Monk", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "E.R"., "The Tick", "LA Doctors", "Going to Extremes", "Northern Exposure", "Get a Life", and "Bakersfield PD".

Parisot also co-wrote the movie Still Life and received a Cable ACE Award for the HBO comedy special Kathy and Mo: The Darkside.


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