PRODUCER • WRITER • DIRECTOR
PAUL A. KAUFMAN was born in London, England. He is an accomplished Emmy Award winning director and producer.
Kaufman made his directorial debut on his long cherished project, "Run the Wild Fields" for Showtime, which earned numerous critical honors, including an Emmy Award for Best Director. The movie stars Joanne Whalley, Sean Patrick Flanery and Alexa Vega.
Paul has had overall producing deals at Warner Brothers/HBO, Artisan, Alliance Atlantis and Fox Television Studios and has produced 23 movies and is also a director of television series.
He recently finished directing "Ransom" for CBS which is Frank Spotnitz's ("Man in the High Castle" "X-Files") new series. He is a regular director on the top-rated CBS television series, "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Criminal Minds:Beyond Borders" Starring Academy Award Winner, Gary Sinise. He is also a regular director on the critically acclaimed series "Rogue" which stars Cole Hauser and Thandie Newton. Other series he has directed include, “The Mentalist”, “Grimm” and “The Bridge”.
Kaufman was honored with a Directors Guild of Canada nomination for Best Director for his highly acclaimed television movie, "Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story". It stars Poppy Montgomery in the title role, based on the woman who wrote Harry Potter. The movie which Kaufman also produced, won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Television Movie or Miniseries.
He won an NAACP Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries for the critically acclaimed movie he produced and directed, "Sins of the Mother" starring Jill Scott and Nicole Behari. He also directed the Imagen Award winning movie "Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story".
Kaufman also produced the highly acclaimed movie "Jewel," which starred Farrah Fawcett and Cicely Tyson. The movie was nominated for the Humanitas Award.
He served two terms on the Board of Governors at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where he also served as the Chairman of The Primetime Emmy Awards, where he supervised and oversaw the awards show and telecast. He has also served on the Television Committee at BAFTA and been a guest speaker at AFI, UCLA, USC and other colleges.
He is a member of The Directors Guild of America, BAFTA, The Writers Guild of America, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Directors Guild of Canada and The Producers Guild of America. He is a citizen of The United Kingdom, The United States and Canada.
CHRISTINA SIBUL is an independent producer who’s had the pleasure of working with many of the industry’s top filmmakers, including Tom McCarthy, Alexander Payne, Catherine Hardwicke and alongside producers such as Michael London, Liza Chasin and Effie Brown.
As a career development and production executive, movies that she’s had a hand in developing and seeing through production include THIRTEEN, SIDEWAYS, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS, THE GURU, THE STATION AGENT, THE VISITOR, and LORDS OF DOGTOWN among many others.
Upcoming movies include BIRTH OF THE DRAGON (Dir. George Nolfi), TRAFFICK (Starring Paula Patton, Laz Alonso and Omar Epps), and SUPERSTITION (written by Jeffrey Reddick). A highly sought industry consultant, she currently consults for Lionsgate’s Codeblack Division, where she is working on an adaptation of Omar Tyree’s FLYY GIRL trilogy. She’s a Film Independent Producing Fellow.