JENNIFER GRAUSMAN | Director & Producer
Jennifer Grausman is currently a producer on the feature documentary, tentatively titled, HALSTON, directed by Frédéric Tcheng, which is set for release in 2018 by CNN and Amazon. She directed and produced the Emmy-nominated feature documentary ART AND CRAFT, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards and was winner of the National Board of Review Top 5 Documentaries in 2014. ART AND CRAFT opened theatrically across the country, as well as in France and Japan, before being broadcast on PBS via POV. Previously she directed and produced the Emmy-nominated feature documentary PRESSURE COOKER (2008), which was executive produced by Participant media and garnered awards from festivals across the country including a Special Jury Commendation at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2009 Philadelphia Film Festival. It opened theatrically before being shown on BET.
Grausman also co-produced Eric Mendelsohn’s narrative feature film 3 BACKYARDS (2009), which won Best Director at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and she produced several short films. In addition, Grausman acted as co-director of the Screenwriters Colony in Nantucket, MA from 2010 to 2012. Prior to receiving her MFA from the film program at Columbia University, she was the manager of exhibition and film funding at The Museum of Modern Art. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in art history at Duke University. She lives with her husband, documentary filmmaker Andy Schocken, in Manhattan.