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Richard Perello

Adjunct Instructor

Richard Perello has been serving as an executive in the entertainment industry and has been producing studio and independent feature films and projects for network and premium television for over 25 years.  He is currently 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 production, finance and business operations for all of Jigsaw’s film and television projects. He is Co-Executive Producer or Executive Producer on numerous Jigsaw productions including Cooked for Netflix, The New Yorker Presents for Amazon, Death Row Stories for CNN, Steve Jobs: The Man In the Machine for CNN Films, and for the upcoming projects Parched for National Geographic, and The Killing Season for A&E. 

Mr. Perello has just completed production on Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers 2 and has produced all of the Broken Lizard comedy group’s films including Super Troopers, Club Dread, Puddle Cruiser, Beerfest, The Slammin Salmon, and Broken Lizard Stands Up. Other feature projects include Brooklyn Rules, Preaching to the Choir, Freeloaders and the upcoming feature documentary Dramatic Escape (featuring the Theatre Arts program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.) 

He has produced for Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix, Amazon, A&E, Nickelodeon, MTV, NBC Television, CNN, National Geographic, Bravo, the Coca Cola Company, Blue’s Clues, and Saturday Night Live.

In addition to his entertainment related experience, Mr. Perello’s 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 Columbia University and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.