Shari Springer Berman
and Robert Pulcini
|Born||Shari: July 13, 1963|
Robert: August 24, 1964
|Alma mater||Shari: Wesleyan University|
Robert: Rutgers University-Camden
|Occupation||Film directors, screenwriters|
Shari Springer Berman (born July 13, 1963) and Robert Pulcini (born August 24, 1964) are an American team of filmmakers. They 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!"
With their first feature film American Splendor, Springer Berman and Pulcini earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Awards won for American Splendor