Julia Pacetti — Chief Executive Officer and President
Julia is an expert media strategist, specializing in maximizing impact for current affairs and entertainment campaigns. She has deep expertise in executing media and public affairs strategies for projects that lie at the intersection of politics and entertainment. Julia has spearheaded and executed highly successful campaigns for public and political figures such as civil rights activist and author Daniel Ellsberg, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and public policy expert and filmmaker Eugene Jarecki. She has lead campaigns for political films and documentaries including 5 Broken Cameras by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, Armadillo by Janus Metz, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator by Pamela Yates, Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis, I’m Carolyn Parker by Jonathan Demme, Korengal and The Last Patrol by Sebastian Junger, Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia by Ben Steele, The Newburgh Sting by David Heilbroner and Kate Davis, The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu by Andrei Ujica, The House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki, The Island President by Jon Shenk, The Most Dangerous Man in America by Rick Goldsmith and Judith Ehrlich, The Oath by Laura Poitras, Pandora’s Promise by Robert Stone, Damnation by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, Tony Manero by Pablo Larrain, Videocracy by Eric Gandini and William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe by Sarah and Emily Kunstler. Julia is the international media advisor to former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Julia has also lead campaigns for esteemed cultural and cinematic works including Caesar Must Die by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Human Capital by Paolo Virzì, La Sapienza by Eugene Green, Actress by Robert Greene, Museum Hours by Jem Cohen, Tangerines Zaza Urushadze, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me by James Keach, Eames: The Architect and the Painter by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress by Gereon Wetzel, Elles starring Juliette Binoche, Fading Gigolo by John Turturro starring Woody Allen, Kings of Pastry by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Le Quattro Volte by Michelangelo Frammartino, Mademoiselle Chambon by Stéphane Brizé, Mid–August Lunch and The Salt of Life by Gianni Di Gregorio, Passione by John Turturro, The Look starring Charlotte Rampling, Army of Crime by Robert Guédiguian, Tuesday After Christmas by Radu Muntean and Vision by Margarethe von Trotta.
Before founding JMP Verdant, Julia worked in publicity for Miramax Films, as a television news producer for RAI — Radiotelevisione Italiana and as Head of Corporate Communications for Wellspring (formerly Fox Lorber). She has worked on a multitude of campaigns for clients including Miramax Films, The Weinstein Co., Warner Bros., Lions Gate, Sony, Paramount Pictures, New Line, Disney and Medusa Film, and on projects including American Dream by Barbara Koppel, Bad Lieutenant by Abel Ferrara starring Harvey Keitel, Caro Diario by Nanni Moretti, Delicatessen by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Fiorile and Tu Ridi by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Girl Interrupted by James Mangold, Hoffa by Danny DeVito starring Jack Nicholson, Il Postino by Michael Radford, Life is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni, In The Soup by Alex Rockwell starring Steve Buscemi, Mac by John Turturro, Malèna, The Legend of 1900 and The Star Maker by Giuseppe Tornatore, Menace II Society by The Hughes Bros. starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Paris is Burning by Jennie Livingston, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover by Peter Greenaway, The Horseman on the Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau starring Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez, The Thomas Crown Affair by John McTiernan, Waterland by Stephen Gyllenhaal starring Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke, Young Soul Rebels by Isaac Julien and Zentropa by Lars von Trier.
Julia is a graduate of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, and began her career as an intern in the press office of Senator Patrick Leahy.