Donna Gigliotti (born 1955) is an American film producer. She is best known for producing the Academy Award-winning film Shakespeare in Love with David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman (who also co-wrote the film's screenplay). She also produced the Academy Award-winning films Silver Linings Playbook and The Reader. Gigliotti started her professional career as an assistant to Martin Scorsese on the film Raging Bull. During the 1990s Gigliotti worked as an executive-producer on several films including Emma, Talk of Angels and Devil in a Blue Dress.
Currently, she serves as the President of production company, Tempesta Films. Recently, she has produced The Fundamentals of Caring starring Paul Rudd and executive produced Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba. She developed Hidden Figures, the story of pioneering black women mathematicians at NASA whose calculations fueled some of America's greatest achievements in space exploration. She produced the film, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and Kevin Costner for Fox 2000, a division of Twentieth Century Fox Corporation.
Awards and nominations
- 1998: Best Picture (for Shakespeare in Love, won)
- 2008: Best Picture (for The Reader, nominated)
- 2012: Best Picture (for Silver Linings Playbook, nominated)
- 2016: Best Picture (for Hidden Figures, nominated)
- 1998: Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award (for Shakespeare in Love, nominated)
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