In this program, we are interviewing Marcia Ross and Jeff Kaufman
Producer and director of the documentary “Nasrin”
Marcia Ross producing credits include the feature-length documentaries Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, The State Of Marriage, Father Joseph, and The Savoy King: Chick Webb and The Music That Changed America Her most recent film is NASRIN, which follows the life and work of the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, up until the time of her second arrest and imprisonment in Evin Prison in 2018.
During her nearly 40 years as an independent casting director (Holstra/Ross Casting ,Marcia Ross Casting) and casting executive for motion pictures and television, she has worked on hundreds of feature films, network series, pilots, movies for television, and mini-series. She served for 16 years as EVP for Casting for the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group and for 5 years as VP for Casting and Talent Development at Warner Brothers Television. She has introduced such new talent as Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, Chris Pine, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Amy Poehler, Megan Fox and Jennifer Garner. Some of her credits include Clueless Things I Hate about you thirtysomething, The Princess Diaries, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion the Lookout the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Parental Guidance Small Time and Oblivion.
Jeff Kaufman (born July 6, 1955) is an American film producer, director, writer, and illustrator. Kaufman produced, wrote, and directed the documentaries Every Act of Life, State of Marriage Father JosephThe Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America, Brush With Life: The Art of Being Edward Bibber man and Education Under Fire He also directed and produced episodes for Unsolved History, a Discovery Channel documentary television series, and the Discovery Channel special WTC 9/11: Stories from the Ruins. His other documentary films include 40 Million, which featured Nasrin Sotoudeh and other Iranian women’s rights activists
Kaufman has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker, as well as illustrations to The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Kaufman is married to Marcia Ross, a casting director, and documentary producer.