Dana Lustig has produced 15 feature films and directed 5. She recently returned from London where she directed the supernatural, dark love story A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP starring Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II), Emilia Fox (Dorian Gray), Jodi Whittaker (Venus) and David Warner (Titanic). Last year Dana directed the comedy WILD CHERRY with Rob Schneider (Grown Ups, Duece Bigalow), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, True Lies) Rumer Willis (“90210”) and Kristin Cavallari (Van Wilder, “The Hills”).

As an Executive Producer, Dana is currently developing a one-hour drama for PARAMOUNT/CBS. Also in advanced stages of development is the film JUNGLE, a true survival story that was recently featured as a docudrama on The Discovery Channel.

For ten years, Dana was a partner at BERGMAN LUSTIG PRODUCTIONS. BLP produced BRICK, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. The film was bought at Sundance for theatrical distribution by Focus Features. Among others, Dana produced DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA, directed by Oscar nominee Michael Radford (Il Postino), starring Daryl Hannah, Sandra Oh (Sideways, “Grey’s Anatomy”), Jennifer Tilly (Bound, Tideland) and Vladimir Mashkov (The Thief).

Dana's directing credits also include KILL ME LATER, starring Selma Blair (Hellboy I, Hellboy II, Cruel Intentions) and Max Beesley (Glitter). In 2004, Leonard Maltin included ‘Kill Me Later’ in his prestigious "Fifty Films that Got Away, Movies You Really Ought to See" list that includes films from the 1930’s to present day. When ‘Kill Me Later’ was released by Lions Gate Films, The Hollywood Reporter wrote "Lustig creates the kind of film, the movie world could use more of…" Dana also directed CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATHIC SOCIAL CLIMBER" starring Jennifer Love Hewitt ("The Ghost Whisperer", Garfield). The movie was based on the New York Times bestseller and premiered on Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen channel. It was the highest rated telecast for original programming in the network’s history at the time. Dana's directorial debut was WEDDING BELL BLUES, starring John Corbett (My Fat Big Greek Wedding). The Hollywood Reporter then wrote “you can practically hear the sighs of the women in the audience who relate to the problems of the three heroines…”

Dana was born in Israel and started her career as an actress in the Israeli army. After moving to the US, she graduated from the AFI producing program and formed BLP with Ram Bergman. Dana now heads her own production company, Dana Lustig Films. Dana is also a faculty member at the AFI (American Film Institute) and is often invited to lecture at UCLA Extension, the New York Film Academy and the Learning Annex.

Dana has citizenships in the United States, Canada and Israel and is a member of the DGC, PGA and SAG.
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