A team of seasoned executives and longtime collaborators contribute to Jigsaw’s body of work and are integral to the company’s success. Below is a short list of current staff and key collaborators.
Richard Perello oversees the finance, business operations and production for all of Jigsaw’s film and television projects. He has been serving as an executive in the entertainment industry and has been producing studio and independent feature films and projects for network television for over 20 years (including Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, NBC Television, HBO, CNN, Amazon, Netflix, MTV, National Geographic, Bravo, Saturday Night Live, the Coca Cola Company, Mattel, Tyco, Fisher Price, Playstation, Left/Right TV and Humongous Entertainment). His financial industry experience includes seven years as an investment banker at the New York firms Kidder, Peabody & Co and Benedetto, Gartland & Company in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Perello is an adjunct professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Stacey Offman joined Jigsaw in 2012 as the executive in charge of production, and development and works alongside Jigsaw founder, Alex Gibney. As Senior Vice-President, Offman oversees and develops the company’s dynamic slate of documentaries including the critically acclaimed HBO film Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,the insightful biopic of the actor’s life directed by Marina Zenovich, which premiered at Sundance; China Hustle, directed by Jed Rothstein, which unearthed a multi-billion dollar financial fraud; Emmy Nominated City of Ghosts, directed by Matthew Heineman; Zero Days, a Peabody-Award winning Alex Gibney film investigating the story of the classified Stuxnet attack on Iran; Emmy Nominated Elián, co-directed by Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell; and the upcoming documentary Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes directed by Alexis Bloom.
Offman also oversaw the launch of the company’s television branch, and the creation of a robust vertical of non-fiction episodic series, notably Dirty Money, an explosive series on Netflix, which unveils corruption and financial malfeasance in some of the most influential companies and industries; The New Yorker Presents for Amazon Studios produced in collaboration with Conde Nast Entertainment, COOKED, a Netflix series based on the Michael Pollan bestseller book; provocative short doc series The 4%:Film’s Gender Problem for Epix highlights absence of female directors in Hollywood, Enhanced for ESPN which looks inside the secret world of modern sports training, technology and recovery, Rolling Stone, an anniversary event mini-series for HBO directed by Alex Gibney and Blair Foster on the iconic magazine; Death Row Stories, a popular CNN true-crime series produced by Alex Gibney and Robert Redford; and Emmy nominated Parched for National Geographic, which zeroes into the world’s most vulnerable hot spots for water-related conflict. Upcoming projects include: Salt, Fat, Acid Heat, a four-part culinary travel series based on Samin Nosrat’s James Beard Award winning and New York Times Bestselling book, set to debut on Netflix Oct. 19; The Impeachment of Bill Clinton (working title) to premiere on A&E November 18; Enemies, an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI, set to premiere in November 2018;and Why We Hate (working title), an investigation of the human capacity and science behind hate, set to debut in 2019 on Discovery.
For these productions, Offman collaborates with a diverse array of filmmakers, interweaving their talent with Jigsaw’s extensive body of work. With each new documentary, Offman cultivates those relationships, putting together the teams that create award-winning films.
With over twenty years in the business, Offman has worked across both film and TV producing numerous high-profile documentaries and non-fiction series across major networks. Prior to joining Jigsaw, Offman was Morgan Spurlock’s producing partner (Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, What Would Jesus Buy? and 30 Days for F/X). Previously, she served as supervising producer for Emmy-nominated Borderline TV and Head of Production & Development at Academy Award® nominated Paperny Entertainment.
Blair Foster is a filmmaker who won two Emmys for her work on the Academy Award winning film, Taxi to the Dark Side as well as an Emmy for Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World. In 2017 she directed and produced, along with Alex Gibney, Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge for HBO. She also produced the Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Foster produced the Emmy nominated Sinatra: All or Nothing at All and the Peabody Award winning Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown both directed by Alex Gibney.She is the Executive Producer of The History of the Eagles as well as We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks. In 2012 Foster produced Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream, part of the Peabody Award winning International Why Poverty series. She is the co-creator and director of The Conversation, seven short films about race published by the New York Times Op-Doc series. Blair attended graduate school for history and has a Master’s degree in documentary film from Stanford University.
Maryse Alberti is an award-winning cinematographer, with over twenty years of experience in both fiction and documentary filmmaking. Her work with Jigsaw includes Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, My Trip to Al-Qaeda and, most recently, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. Outside of Jigsaw, Alberti’s credits include films such as When We Were Kings, Todd Solondz’s Happiness, Richard Linklater’s Tape and Martin Scorsese’s No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. In 1995, she won the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival for her work on Terry Zwigoff’s documentary Crumb. She has also been honored with two Independent Spirit Awards—in 1999, for Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine, and in 2008, for Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler.
Alison Ellwood’s first feature with Jigsaw was Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which she edited and produced, and she has been collaborating with Jigsaw regularly ever since. Most recently, Ellwood co-directed Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place with Alex Gibney, as well as editing and producing Catching Hell. Other Jigsaw credits include editing and producing Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, My Trip to Al Qaeda, and Casino Jack and the United States of Money. Outside of her work with Jigsaw, Ellwood has directed television documentaries, including the Emmy Award-winning series American High, The Travelers, and Sixteen, produced television documentaries such as The Residents, 30 Days, and Brick City, and served as editor for Bill Moyers, the Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, Showtime, and HBO’s America Undercover series.
Sloane Klevin has been an editor of films, television, commercials, music videos, and trailers for twenty years. Her work with Jigsaw includes The Blues, Freakonomics, and Taxi to the Dark Side, for which she won an Emmy. Her other longform credits include the 2002 Sundance Audience Award winner Real Women Have Curves, Merchant Ivory’s Heights, Pumpkin, starring Christina Ricci, and Paramount’s Harriet the Spy. Sloane is an editor and owner at Union, a commercial post-production company with offices in New York and Los Angeles, and she is an Adjunct Professor of Film Editing at Columbia University. She is also active on the advisory board of the Educational Video Center, which teaches inner-city youth the art and craft of documentary filmmaking. In January 2011, she served on the US Documentary Jury at the Sundance Film Festival alongside Matt Groening, and has a signed Bart Simpson drawing on her edit room wall to prove it!
Andy Grieve is an accomplished editor and director whose recent collaboration with Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney includes; Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, The Armstrong Lie, and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. Andy’s other credits include a short film for the Stand Up To Cancer prime time special, winner of the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Picture Editing; The Carter, a feature documentary about rap-sensation Lil’ Wayne that premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival; Jason Kohn’s Manda Bala (Send a Bullet), winner of the 2007 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best U.S. Documentary and the 2008 Cinema Eye award for Best Editing; Errol Morris’s Standard Operating Procedure, winner of the 2008 Berlin Film Festival Grand Jury Prize; and director and editor of the 2012 feature documentary, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police.
Tony Rossi is a New York based director of photography whose work is deeply rooted in the documentary tradition. Tony’s first collaboration with Alex Gibney was on Charles Ferguson’s No End in Sight, on which Gibney served as Executive Producer. Since then, he has contributed to numerous Jigsaw projects, most recently serving as Director of Photography on Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown for HBO and Death Row Stories for CNN.
During the past 15 years, Tony has shot numerous documentary films and television productions for PBS, HBO, Vice, Showtime, National Geographic, Bravo, ABC, A&E, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, MTV, and TruTV. He has also been principal director of photography for Stanley Nelson’s two most recent projects, Freedom Summer and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Tony has been the cinematographer for films by Leslie Iwerks, Peter Miller, Richard Hankin, and Jesse Moss, and his camera work has been featured in films by Ken Burns, Barbara Kopple, and Edet Belzberg. An Alumni of NYU’s Ethnographic Film Program, Tony brings an ethnographic sensitivity to his work, and he continually looks for projects that seek to enlighten the viewer with stories about the complexity of humanity, the search for justice, and the wonder of human creativity and achievement.
Before joining Jigsaw’s development team Joey was a freelance writer and producer on documentary television series including NatGeo’s Emmy-nominated Brain Games and AMC’s docudrama Making of the Mob: New York. Joey started his career at the National Geographic Channel where he contributed to the development of documentary series and specials including The ’80s: The Decade that Made Us, Brain Games, COSMOS, and Wicked Tuna. Joey’s production assignments have taken him across the United States, Peru, and Thailand.