Panel: Producing & Social Impact
Joyce Pierpoline is an independent film producer and founder of Pierpoline Films based in New York. She is best known for producing controversial, character-driven narratives that tackle issues of gender and sexuality. In 1997, Joyce produced IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, the first film by acclaimed writer/director Neil Labute. She then began her collaboration with filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein, producing the Sundance award-winning cult favorite TEETH considered one of the top 10 political horror films of all time; followed by HAPPY TEARS, starring Demi Moore, Parker Posey, Rip Torn and Ellen Barkin; and in 2015 ANGELICA, a psychological drama set in Victorian England starring Jena Malone and Janet McTeer (2-time Oscar nominee, Tony, Olivier, Golden Globe winner).
Her most recent film, THE TRANSFIGURATION premiered in Un Certain Regard-Cannes Film Festival. Prior to producing, Joyce was an executive for UGC where she was instrumental in the acquisition and co-production of numerous titles from some of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers. She began her career as head of international press for the Cannes Film Festival for several years before scouting for the two sidebar sections, the Directors’ Fortnight and International Critics Week.
She currently serves on the board of BAFTA-North America where she is co chair of the film and television committee. She also serves on the board of NYWIFT. She is a member of the European Producers Club, the European Film Academy, and the Producers Guild of America where she is co-founder of the Women’s Impact Network, promoting gender equality in the industry.
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