Over the past 30 years, a team of seasoned executives and longtime collaborators have contributed 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.
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Production for Alex Gibney’s acclaimed and award winning Jigsaw Productions. Mr. Perello oversees the company’s 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 joined Jigsaw as VP of Production and Development in the Spring of 2012 and will work alongside Jigsaw founder and creative force, Alex Gibney, to oversee and cultivate a dynamic slate of documentaries and both fiction and non-fiction episodic television. With over fifteen 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, F/X, History Television, OLN, Alliance Atlantis and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Recently, Stacey was Morgan Spurlock’s producing partner (Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, What Would Jesus Buy? and 30 Days for F/X). Prior to working with Spurlock, she served as supervising producer for Emmy-nominated Borderline TV (2003-2005) and Head of Production/Development and senior producer at Academy-Award® nominated Paperny Entertainment in Vancouver, Canada (1998-2003).
Dave Snyder is Jigsaw’s Vice President of Development, working with Alex Gibney to expand the company into the fiction and non-fiction series television arena. Snyder has run shows ranging from World of Jenks for MTV to science series Dean of Invention with inventor Dean Kamen for Discovery Networks. As a director, producer or writer, Snyder has worked on hits like Bravo’s Emmy-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as well as his own films such as yeah no definitely, which starred Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza. He’s created content for many channels including HBO, NBC, Bravo, Comedy Central, Logo, A&E, and HGTV, and has previously worked with production companies such as Oscar-winning @radical.media, Emmy-winning Moxie Firecracker, and Emmy-nominated World of Wonder.
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.
A native of Portland, Maine, Sam Black has been collaborating with Jigsaw since 2007. He is the supervising producer for Alex Gibney’s documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. Previously, he worked as a co-producer on Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer and as associate producer for Casino Jack and the United States of Money, My Trip to Al Qaeda, and Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place. His projects outside of Jigsaw include serving as a researcher on Curtis Hanson’s Too Big To Fail, an HBO feature film about the 2008 financial crisis, and as a consulting producer for Charge, an independent documentary about the conflict over lithium in Bolivia. He also reported and wrote the 2012 This American Life episode “The Convert”, about the FBI’s surveillance of mosques in Southern California.
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.
Blair Foster is an independent producer who won two Emmys for her work on the Academy Award-winning film, Taxi to the Dark Side as well as an Emmy as Supervising Producer for Martin Scorsese’s documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World. She was a producer for Alex Gibney’s 2013 documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” and Executive Producer of Allison Elwood’s “History of The Eagles.” Past projects include NOW with Bill Moyers “Going Undercover,” and The Perilous Fight: America’s Second World War in Color Episodes 2 and 3. Blair attended graduate school for history and has a Master’s degree in documentary film from Stanford University.
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. Klevin 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!