Andrew Rossi

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Andrew Rossi
Andrew Rossi 2014.jpg
Born United States
Occupation Film director, film producer, cinematographer, editor

Andrew Rossi is an American filmmaker.[1][2] In 2011 he directed Page One: Inside the New York Times which was nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys and a 2011 Critics' Choice Award for Best Documentary.[3][4] The film was co-distributed by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media and grossed over $1 million at the domestic box office.[5][6][7] His work has appeared on the History Channel, Sundance Channel, MTV Networks and HBO, including Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven which premiered on HBO in 2008.[8][9][10]

In 2013 Rossi was one of the first directors to be commissioned by CNN Films to develop feature-length documentaries for theatrical and television distribution by CNN,[11][12] including his next film about the transformation of higher education.[13]


  • Eat This New York (2004) (director, producer, cinematographer, editor)
  • Control Room (2004) (associate producer, additional editor)


Rossi grew up in New York City and attended Saint David's School and the Collegiate School. His parents owned the New York Italian eatery Parioli Romanissimo, which inspired his first two films as a director.[15] In 1995 he graduated magna cum laude from Yale College where he served as the editor in chief of the Yale Literary Magazine. In 1998 he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. After two years as an associate in mergers and acquisitions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in New York, Rossi went on to pursue a career as a filmmaker.[16] He is married to journalist and frequent collaborator Kate Novack, with whom he has two children.


  1. ^ The New York Times
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  3. ^ "'Armadillo,' 'Better This World' and 'Enemies of the People' Nominated for News and Doc Emmy Awards | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews". Indiewire. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 Winners and Nominees". 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 24, 2011). "Sundance: Participant Media, Magnolia Team For New York Times Docu Page One". Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ Brooks, Brian (January 24, 2011). "Magnolia & Participant Team for Page One in the U.S.". indieWIRE. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times" September 20, 2011. Accessed 2011-09-20.
  8. ^ "A Documentary About the Business of Food". Eat This New York. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  9. ^ "Le Cirque: Home". HBO. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Spike TV Pacts With Submarine To Hatch Non-Scripted Shows". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  11. ^ Barnes, Brooks (2012-10-08). "CNN Creates Documentary Unit". The New York Times. 
  12. ^ "Soon to Be 'The Most Trusted Name in Docs'? CNN Launches Nonfiction Division with 'Girl Rising' | International Documentary Association". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  13. ^ "CNN Films Announces Acquisitions, Production Deals at Sundance – CNN Press Room - Blogs". 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  14. ^ "A Documentary About the Business of Food". Eat This New York. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  15. ^ Jensen, Elizabeth (2008-12-28). "Where the Meal Is Only Part of the Show". The New York Times. 
  16. ^ [1][dead link]

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