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Jean Doumanian

– has a long and successful career in film, theatre and television. This year, Ms. Doumanian produced "Women Talking Dirty," starring Helena Bonham Carter, which is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 1998, Ms. Doumanian produced Woody Allen’s "Celebrity" which opened the New York Film Festival and also screened at the Venice Film Festival. Also screened at the Venice Film Festival in 1998 was another film produced by Ms. Doumanian entitled "Into My Heart," which was written and directed by two young up-and-coming filmmakers, Anthony Stark and Sean Smith. Another recent project was a film by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and critically acclaimed filmmaker David Mamet entitled "The Spanish Prisoner," which appeared at the Toronto Film Festival in 1997. The Venice Film Festival screened another of Ms. Doumanian’s productions in 1997, the documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, entitled "Wild Man Blues." 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 Supporting Actress). Ms. Doumanian also produced Mr. Allen’s critically acclaimed "Deconstructing Harry."

In addition to these projects, Ms. Doumanian’s productions include Woody Allen’s new summer project, and three new films in post-production: "Sunburn," "The Story of a Bad Boy" and "Just Looking."

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 of the film arena which have garnered a great deal of praise. These include: "Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight," currently running off-Broadway; "Dinah Was," the off-Broadway play about Dinah Washington, written by Oliver Goldstick and directed by David Petrarca; 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," which she executive produced. As producer of "Saturday Night Live," she discovered Eddie Murphy, among others. Ms. Doumanian also produced the classic TV special "Bo 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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