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Nancy Montuori Stein
Music Supervisor
Nancy Montuori Stein began her career in the music industry working with such artists as REM, Joni Mitchell, Prince, Madonna and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. It wasn't until much later that she decided to pursue her current career and life-long dream of directing independent film projects.

It all began for the Boston native when she began working for Warner Brothers Records as Regional Promotion Manager for the Midwest. Based in Chicago, Nancy created innovative marketing and strategic radio campaigns for the label and its wide array of artists. Working closely with the roster, managers and promoters, Nancy was transferred to the Warner Brothers Records corporate headquarters in Burbank where she became Vice President of Special Projects.

In 2001, after many years in music, Nancy decided to quit her long and comfortable career in that field in order to pursue her dream of making movies. She immediately enrolled in film school in Los Angeles. Always passionate about social issues and how they relate in particular to women and children, Nancy began producing and directing the award-winning short film, "Stealing Innocence," a story about a special friendship in the Middle East between two young girls despite their cultural and religious differences. Seventy film festivals and seventeen awards later, "Stealing Innocence" continues to be screened all over the world.

In July 2004, "Stealing Innocence" won the prestigious Silver Gryphon award at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy where every year 1300 young jurors from 16 countries and five continents between the ages of 6 and 19 years old have the task to judge feature and short films. "Stealing Innocence" was the children's favorite short film. Under her production company banner American Girl Productions, Nancy is currently set to direct "All Ages Night," an independent music-based feature film from Producers Gabrielle Kelly and Zachary Feuer ("All The Queen's Men") and writers Larry Hama (writer of the Marvel Comic "Mort The Dead Teenager"). "All Ages Night" is a story about the burgeoning music club scene in Orange County, California. Stein also produced six commercials for the Van's Warped Tour which ran on MTV 2 and ESPN 2.

In addition, American Girl Productions optioned the award-winning dramatic feature script "Deborah Samson" by John Walker Bellingham for Stein to direct. "Deborah Samson" won the "Women In Film" screenwriting award and was a finalist in HBO's Project Greenlight. American Girl Productions has formed a partnership with renowned Producer, Bonnie Bruckheimer, to produce "Deborah Samson".

Stein has just completed a documentary short "Joey" on children growing up amid gangs and violence in South Los Angeles. "Joey" has already won the first place nonfiction film award at the USA Film Festival and a certificate of merit for documentary short from the Chicago International Film Festival. "Joey" is screening in film festivals across the country. Nancy is currently seeking grants and funding for a feature length documentary on this subject.

For more information go to: http://www.americangirlproductions.com
or nancy@americangirlproductions.com
818 243 0725