Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman
and Robert Pulcini
Robert Pulcini (left) and Shari Springer Berman (right) at 2018 Sundance Film Festival
|Born||Shari: July 13, 1963|
Robert: August 24, 1964
|Alma mater||Shari: Wesleyan University|
|Occupation||Film directors, screenwriters|
Shari Springer Berman (born July 13, 1963) and Robert Pulcini (born August 24, 1964) are an American team of filmmakers who received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for their 2003 film American Splendor. In 2010, The Extra Man premiered at the Sundance festival. The Emmy-winning Cinema Verite, a 2011 HBO Drama film directed by Berman and Pulcini, premiered on April 23, 2011.
Both Springer Berman and Pulcini were born in New York, New York. Springer Berman graduated from Wesleyan University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Pulcini graduated from Rutgers University-Camden. Both filmmakers received master's degrees in film from Columbia University. The couple married in 1994. Springer Berman is Jewish and Pulcini is of Italian descent. The two have a "rule" in which they often alternate whose name comes first in the credits of their movies, of which Berman says "There’s no meaning behind it. It’s very random!"
Awards and nominations
Awards won for American Splendor
- Boston Film Critics (Best Screenplay)
- Central Ohio Film Critics (Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Chicago Film Critics (Most Promising Performers)
- Los Angeles Film Critics (Best Screenplay)
- National Society of Film Critics (Best Screenplay)
- New York Film Critics (Best First Film)
- Online Film Critics (Best Breakthrough Filmmakers)
- San Diego Film Critics (Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Sundance Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic)
- Toronto Film Critics (Best First Feature)
- Writers Guild of America (WGA) (Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Robert Pulcini
- American Splendor (2003) - "Bob the Director"
- Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997)
- The Young and the Dead (2000)
- Hello, He Lied & Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches (2002)
- American Splendor (2003)
- Wanderlust (2006)
- The Nanny Diaries (2007)
- The Extra Man (2010)
- Cinema Verite (2011)
- Girl Most Likely (2012)
- Ten Thousand Saints (2015)
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- Shari Springer Berman on IMDb
- Robert Pulcini on IMDb
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