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 and works alongside Jigsaw founder, Alex Gibney, to oversee and develop a dynamic slate of documentaries (Mea Maxima Culpa, Mr. Dynamite, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) and fiction and non-fiction episodic television (Death Row Stories for CNN, and The New Yorker Presents for Amazon). With nearly 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: IFC, Comedy Central, FX, History, OLN, Alliance Atlantis and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 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). She previously 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 documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Her most recent films are 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 We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks as well as The History of the Eagles. 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, a series of short films about race published by the New York Times. 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.