Katharina Otto-Bernstein
Owner, President
Katharina Otto-Bernstein is a two time Emmy nominated filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. She is the author of the biography of theater director Robert Wilson and has worked as a dramaturge in theater and dance. Currently she serves as the president of Film Manufacturers Inc., New York, where she develops and produces independent films, documentaries, and television series. A graduate of Columbia University Film School, Katharina Otto-Bernstein received the 2009 Columbia University Alumni Medal of Achievement and is the chair of the Dean's Council of the School of Arts. Otto-Bernstein has been nominated for Critic's Choice Award, a Cinema Eye Award, a GLAAD Award, a Grierson Award and won the Silver Hugo at International Film Festival of Chicago and the Art Basel, Art Film of the Year Award. Professional memberships include the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America and Women in Film and Television.
Joe Ruscitto
Office Manager and Distribution
Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Joseph Ruscitto received a Bachelor and MFA in Film and Media Arts as well as a Bachelor in Music from Temple University. Mr. Ruscitto has been with Film Manufacturers for the past eight years and worked as the Associate Editor and After Effects Editor on the award-winning FMI production Absolute Wilson. For the past three years, he has held the position of Office Manager in charge of post-production, archives, distribution and sales as well as doing script editing work on the screen plays for the Georgette Heyer Series, currently in joint development between FMI and Filmpool Fiction. Previously, Mr. Ruscitto has worked as the associate and after effects editor on award winning documentary Herb and Dorothy, by director Megumi Sasaki. He was an Associate Editor and Post-Production Supervisor on Body of War, a film by Phil Donahue, which was awarded the Best Documentary for 2007 by the National Board of Review. Mr. Ruscitto was the Editor and Co-Producer on Jonathan's Return, a feature-length documentary by Eran Preis, dealing with a family's struggle with schizophrenia. He also produced and directed Traces: A Meditation on Impermanence, a video interpretation of a composition for bass flute, by the composer Alba Potes, and Between the Edges, a documentary about the Colombian muralist, Ana Uribe, which premiered on WYBE in Philadelphia. As a musician, Mr. Ruscitto has performed internationally and appeared on the albums of the musical groups Spoken Hand and Atzilut.
Oleg Dubson
Marketing and Development

Oleg Dubson has worked in the film industry for the past 8 years. In his previous positions, he was the Director of Digital Publicity and Marketing at FilmDistrict and the East Coast Field Manager at Apparition, US Film and Television distribution companies. Prior to that, Mr. Dubson worked as the Publicity and Marketing Coordinator of the New York Film Festival and was the Marketing Associate at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He holds a degree in Film Production from Brooklyn College. His short films have been exhibited at the Berlin, Sarajevo and Lucca film festivals. In addition to his film work, Mr. Dubson has been acting in theater since the age of 12. He was part of theater-studio Class-A! in Minsk, Belarus and Science Project, New York. For the past 10 years, Mr. Dubson has been part of a Brooklyn-based experimental troupe Laboratory Theater.