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Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (directors) were nominated for an Oscar® and won the Writers Guild Award for their adapted screenplay for “American Splendor,” which they also directed. The film was honored with the Fipresci Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards and was selected Best Film and Best Screenplay by the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Made by HBO Films and Fine Line Features, “American Splendor” told the story of underground comic book creator Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti). The duo also wrote and directed “The Nanny Diaries,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Laura Linney, and “The Extra Man,” starring Kevin Kline and Paul Dano. Their HBO documentaries include “The Young and the Dead” and “Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s.”