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The Firestarter—Elise Pearlstein, Participant Media

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Elise is Senior Vice President, Documentary Films, at Participant Media, where she manages the company’s slate of feature documentaries from development to release. Prior to joining as a full-time employee, Pearlstein produced four feature documentaries for Participant, including Food, Inc., State 194, Last Call at the Oasis, and Misconception.

The most interesting characters tend to be in the moment of something happening to them, not past tense. ELISE PEARLSTEIN

The Flame—Food, Inc.

Directed by Robert Kenner, 2008, US

“In Food, Inc., filmmaker ...

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