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Elisabeth Seldes Annacone

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Elisabeth Seldes Annacone is the co-president of Pal Pictures, where she has a full slate of projects, including one at FX with fellow UCLA TFT alumnus Steven Canals. Her industry experience includes working with Francis Ford Coppola on Dracula, The Secret Garden and Buddy (which she also co-produced); with Bruce Wagner’s White Dwarf; and with Oliver Stone on Wall Street, Talk Radio and Born on the Fourth of July.

As a senior vp at MGM, she oversaw such films as Moll Flanders, Mulholland Falls, Get Shorty and Two Days in the Valley. Additionally, she co-produced the cult thriller Disturbing Behavior, directed by David Nutter (Game of Thrones).

Seldes Annacone has also written a number of screenplays, including Places, Please, which is being produced by Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), and Weekends, which is being produced by Debra Martin Chase (Equalizer). Previously, she was hired by FX to write Covet for George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Section Eight, with Nicole Holofcener directing. In 2020, her short story Shoot and Burn was published by the literary magazine Wild Musette. Her earlier screenplays won the NaFF screenplay competition and the Howard J. Green Award. She wrote and directed The Changing Room, a short film that was released by Gaiam TV.

Prior to teaching at UCLA TFT, Seldes Annacone taught at Pepperdine University.

She received her B.A. from Skidmore College and her M.F.A. in screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.