Michele Farinola

Santa Monica, California, United States


Michele Farinola has been working in documentary features and television for over twenty years.   Most recently as Co-Head of Documentary Features at Spitfire Pictures, a unit of Exclusive Media, where she was an executive producer of the 2012 Academy Award® winning documentary, UNDEFEATED released by The Weinstein Company and the 2012 Grammy® Award winning documentary, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH.  In addition, Michele was the executive in charge of production of HBO’s 2012 Emmy® winning documentary, GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, directed by Martin Scorsese; and THE LAST PLAY AT SHEA, released by Lionsgate and Showtime.

Michele started her entertainment career at Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, working for a studio chairman, eventually segueing into producing and directing dozens of high-profile, award winning cable documentary series and specials for AMC, A&E, USA Network, SciFi Channel, Starz and Animal Planet under the Fox Television Studios banner.