After graduating with honors from NYU Film School, PAULA MAZUR’ (Producer/Screenwriter) first feature was Home Of The Brave, a concert film by rock performance artist Laurie Anderson, which premiered at Cannes. She subsequently produced Jonathan Demme’s Swimming to Cambodia, followed by the Academy Award®-winning short film The Appointment of Dennis Jennings, starring Steven Wright and Rowan Atkinson, which also won an Ace Award; and then the film version of Lily
Tomlin’s Tony Award winning Broadway play The Search For Intelligent Life In The Universe, which was nominated for Emmy and Spirit Awards, won an Ace Award for best comedy special, and garnered an American Comedy Award. Other film credits include Corrina, Corrina starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta.
For television, Paula produced and directed Bakersfield Country, a PBS special on country music starring Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. The show was awarded three Emmys for Best Special, Best Performance and Best Editing; HBO’s Kathy and Mo: The Dark Side, which won an ACE Award for Best Comedy Special and the HBO comedy Pros & Cons, which premiered at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, winning Best Actor. She also produced the film version of the wildly popular off Broadway play The Vagina Monologuess, which world premiered on HBO.
Mazur is currently adapting Tangerine for HBO Films, which she is producing with Danny DeVito. In development are the features Out of Gas, to be directed by Dean Parisot, and the film version of Steve Martin’s play Picasso at the Lapine Agile, adapted and to be directed by Fred Schepisi, featuring an all-star ensemble cast.