Sig Libowitz

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Sig Libowitz is an American lawyer, actor, film executive, writer and producer.[1][2][3] Libowitz is notable for writing, producing, and acting in a film, The Response, which he wrote after reading the actual transcripts from the Guantanamo detainees' Combatant Status Review Tribunals.

Libowitz was a Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Paramount Pictures. Prior to that, he was an executive at Film Four and Good Machine, where he oversaw production of the Academy Award-nominated film, In The Bedroom, starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson and Marissa Tomei. As an actor, Libowitz had recurring roles in The Sopranos and Law & Order.[4]

The Response has screened at the Pentagon, U.S. Congress, Department of Justice, Westpoint and numerous universities including Harvard, UCLA and Columbia. The Response was shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Award (Best Live Action Short) and won the 2009 ABA Award as Best of the Year in Drama and Literature. Previous ABA winners include To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelve Angry Men, and Judgment at Nuremberg.

One of Libowitz's professors at law school distributed the Guantanamo transcripts to the class. Libowitz decided the transcript could be turned into a script.

Peter Riegert, Kate Mulgrew star as the two other JAG officers on the Tribunal. Aasif Mandvi stars as the detainee.

Libowitz graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2007, and currently works for the law firm Venable LLP.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Justin Humphreys (2008-10-30). "HOTSEAT- Riegert can't do that to our questionnaire! Only we can do that to our questionnaire!". The Hook. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  mirror
  2. ^ Stephen Kiehl (2008-10-22). "UM film presents struggle between law and fear". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  mirror
  3. ^ Danny Jacobs (2008-10-19). "'The Response' comes home to UMd Law". University of Maryland Daily Record. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  mirror
  4. ^ "Sig Libowitz". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  mirror
  5. ^ "Venable in the News". Venable LLP. 2008-02-07. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-28.  mirror
  6. ^ "Roles of a lifetime". American Lawyer. October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  mirror
  7. ^ Schultz, Sue (2008-02-22). "Two and a half minutes with... Sig Libowitz". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  mirror