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Paula DuPre’ Pesmen

Filmmaker

Producer, Porcelain War

Paula Dupré Pesmen is an Emmy Award®-and Grammy Award®-winning producer who produced the Oscar-winning feature documentary The Cove and produced the 2024 Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary for Porcelain War. In 2010, she was named Producer of the Year by the PGA. Pesmen launched her film career on the producing teams of such narrative features as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Rent, Mrs. Doubtfire, Home Alone 2, and Stepmom. She produced the renowned documentary features Chasing Ice (Emmy winner, Sundance Cinematography Award, SXSW Audience Award), Keep on Keepin’ On (Audience Award winner at Tribeca and Palm Springs film festivals), and Quincy (Grammy winner). Pesmen was named a “Local Hero” by Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine for her philanthropic work.