Sundance Babes: Women Directors–Berman, Shari Springer and Husband Robert Pulcini (American Splendor)

The writer-directors Berman and Pulcini (who are married) are Oscar-nominated screenwriters filmmakers working in both features and documentaries.

Thier latest film is The Nanny Diaries, which the Weinstein Company will release August 24, 2007.

They wrote and directed American Splendor (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival; FIPRESCI Award, Cannes Film Festival; Writers Guild Award Winner, Best Adapted Screenplay and Academy Award Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay).

In 2003, American Splendor was named Best Film and Best Screenplay by the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, as well as the Best First Feature by the New York Film Critics Circle.

In addition, American Splendor was selected Best Film of 2003 by Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly and was mentioned on over 200 top ten lists.

Berman and Pulcinis documentary work include the award-winning Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasens

This non-fiction feature was named one of the Ten Best Films of 1998 in USA Today and CNN and garnered international festival praise including Best Documentary at The Hamptons International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Award at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Their follow-up film, THE YOUNG AND THE DEAD, premiered at the 2000 Venice Film Festival, played at The Telluride International Film Festival and aired on HBOs AMERICA UNDERCOVER series. They live in New York City.