Marie Therese Guirgis

Producer, Keep the Lights On
Nominated for: Best Feature

Marie Therese Guirgis is a talent manager in New York City representing film directors, a business she launched in 2008. She is a producer of Julia Loktev’s upcoming The Loneliest Planet, starring Gael Garcia Bernal. She was executive producer of Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation and Rupert Murray’s Unknown White Male.

In addition, she is a development, marketing and distribution consultant for MPI (producer and distributor of Ti West’s House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, Jim Mickle’s Stakeland and DVD distributor for IFC Films). She was Senior Vice President of Wellspring – a leading independent distributor of arthouse films. She ran acquisitions and distribution and helped launch Wellspring’s theatrical releasing initiative in 1999, acquiring over 400 titles, both classic films and new releases, to create a large and notable library sold to The Weinstein Company in 2006.