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, best known for directing documentaries such as Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011).[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Rossi 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.[3]

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.[4][5] The film was co-distributed by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media and grossed over $1 million at the domestic box office.[6][7][8] 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.[9][10][11]

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,[12][13] including his next film about the transformation of higher education.[14]

The film, Ivory Tower, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically distributed in 2014 by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Participant Media. After airing on CNN, the film was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy for outstanding business and economic reporting.[15]

In 2015 Rossi produced Thought Crimes, an HBO documentary about the case of the Cannibal Cop that examines the First Amendment implications of policing communication in fantasy forums online.[16]

Rossi's latest film, The First Monday in May (2016), focuses on the annual Met Gala.

Often Rossi’s films have to do with something that has been an issue in his life. He makes his movies to find out an answer, or many answers to the broad issue that the movie is focused on. Each film let’s the subjects do all of the talking and storytelling. He simply just is there to film and then whatever happens, happens (Boltin). His style has not changed much since he began making films just a little over ten years ago.[17]



  1. ^ The New York Times
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  3. ^ [1] Archived June 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "'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. 
  5. ^ "Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 Winners and Nominees". 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 24, 2011). "Sundance: Participant Media, Magnolia Team For New York Times Docu Page One". Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ Brooks, Brian (January 24, 2011). "Magnolia & Participant Team for Page One in the U.S.". indieWIRE. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times" September 20, 2011. Accessed 2011-09-20.
  9. ^ "A Documentary About the Business of Food". Eat This New York. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  10. ^ "Le Cirque: Home". HBO. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  11. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Spike TV Pacts With Submarine To Hatch Non-Scripted Shows". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  12. ^ Barnes, Brooks (2012-10-08). "CNN Creates Documentary Unit". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ "Soon to Be 'The Most Trusted Name in Docs'? CNN Launches Nonfiction Division with 'Girl Rising' | International Documentary Association". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  14. ^ "CNN Films Announces Acquisitions, Production Deals at Sundance – CNN Press Room - Blogs". 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
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  17. ^ Boltin, Kylie (2011-09-27). "Page One: Andrew Rossi Interview". Special Broadcasting Service. 
  18. ^ "A Documentary About the Business of Food". Eat This New York. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 

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