Under her production banner First Generation Films, Christina Piovesan has several feature film projects in development including “The Whistleblower”, a true life drama about the United Nations involvement in the Eastern European sex trafficking industry. The project is set up at HBO Films with Ashley Judd attached to star. Other projects are “White and Rice,” a teenage drama with Killer Films attached to produce and the Sundance Institute developed project “Amreeka” written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Cherien Dabis.
Christina is strongly aligned with emerging talent. She is working with Genie Award winning filmmaker David Ostry, and collaborating with rising Canadian director Anita Doron on a film adaptation of Richard Van Camp’s acclaimed novel “The Lesser Blessed.” Most recently, Christina co-produced director Dong Hyuk-Hwang’s debut feature titled “My Father” distributed by Lotte Entertainment in Asia. Previous experience includes working as a Development and Production Executive at Telefilm Canada. She worked as Director of Development for studio producer Gina Matthews (“What Women Want”) and for senior agent Ann Blanchard at the William Morris Agency. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California where she produced half a dozen short films winning a student Emmy Award for her work on “Miracle Mile”. The award-winning short premiered on PBS’ esteemed series The Independent Lens, and also aired on the Independent Feature Channel. Her films have played numerous film festivals worldwide and broadcast on the A&E Channel, IFCTV, The Sundance Channel as well as HBO.
In addition to her Masters degree, Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Science and IFP New York.
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