Julia D'Amico

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Julia Elizabeth D'Amico

"Julia D'Amico is a New York-based independent documentary filmmaker. La Maestra in the House is her second feature length project. Julia D'Amico's award-winning first documentary, The Highwaymen (2000) was about a group of African-American self-taught artists from Southern Florida. The group got their name because in the 1960s, when Florida was still a segregated state, they would drive up and down the highways selling their paintings of Florida’s landscapes from their cars. The documentary screened at festivals throughout the United States and abroad, and was broadcast on PBS stations throughout the country.

"Ms. D’Amico’s professional film production experience includes time spent working in Broadcast Production at the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Ms. D’Amico does public speaking on documentary, conducts workshops, and has taught a documentary film class at Haverford College.

"In addition to her work as a documentary filmmaker D’Amico has almost a decade of experience working on poverty issues in the United States and the United Kingdom.

"D'Amico earned a Bachelors degree with Honors in Sociology and a Masters in the Social Sciences both from the University of Chicago, and a Masters degree in Cinema Studies from New York University." [1]

In 2003: "Julia Elizabeth D'Amico, the daughter of Dr. Susan Armstrong and Dr. Robert D'Amico, both of Gainesville, Fla., was married last evening to Stuart Alexander Rockefeller, a son of the late Barbara Olsen Rockefeller and the late Rodman Clark Rockefeller, both of New York. The Rev. Catherine Torpey, a Unitarian Universalist minister, officiated at Fieldwood Farm in Briarcliff, N.Y., which is owned by a cousin of the bridegroom.

"Ms. D'Amico, 34, is keeping her name. She is the senior vice president for community operations at Origin Inc., a nonprofit organization in New York that helps companies place people with low incomes in full-time jobs. She is also the producer of The Highwaymen, a documentary about Florida's African-American landscape painters. She graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received master's degrees in social science from Chicago and in cinema studies from New York University.

"Her father is the chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her mother is a psychotherapist in Gainesville." [2]

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  1. Biography, D'Amico Film Producution, accessed April 13, 2010.
  2. WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Julia D'Amico, Stuart Rockefeller, NYT, accessed April 13, 2010.
  3. Trustees, Rockefeller Family Fund, accessed April 13, 2010.