Amici Productions was formed by Alice Shure and Janice Stanton, with the purpose of creating documentary films about the arts and significant issues of the 21st Century. In September 2008, the company released GRACE HARTIGAN/SHATTERING BOUNDARIES, which tells the story of a legendary and courageous painter, one of the early Abstract Expressionists, whose life was as gutsy and compelling as her work.
More information about this film, and prior documentaries (produced under the name Shurefire Productions), can be found at Films.
The Checkerboard Film Foundation has been Amici’s fiscal sponsor and its films will become part of their library of documentaries about important American artists. That library will be made available to universities, libraries and museums and will serve this and future generations.
Alice Shure (Producer) has worked in feature film for over 20 years. In 1993, she formed Shurefire Productions for the purpose of producing documentary films about artists. Her first documentary, IN SEARCH OF CLARITY: THE ARCHITECTURE OF GWATHMEY SIEGEL, premiered at the 1995 Spring Benefit for the Checkerboard Film Foundation and was later screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival, other festivals throughout the world, and on cable television. ROSS BLECKNER: REMEMBER ME debuted in New York at Checkerboard's Spring 2000 Benefit and was screened at Guild Hall in Easthampton, as well as film festivals throughout the United States. Prior to Shurefire Productions, Alice was associated with Charles Evans Productions, Jaffe Lansing Productions and Paramount Pictures.
Janice Stanton (Producer) has a background in documentary and fine art photography, arts administration and intellectual property law. An accomplished photographer and editor, she brings to every project her artistic eye and her business and legal experience. Janice is active in the New York cultural community and has strong ties to many in the visual and performing arts fields.
Previously, as Interim Executive Director of Aperture Foundation, she guided the publication of fine art photography books, traveling exhibitions, Aperture magazine, and other related programs.
During her 15 years as Intellectual Property Counsel, she negotiated contracts for films, books and other media, and provided pro bono counsel for artists and arts institutions.
Seeking to combine her strong interest in documentary film, photography and fine art, in 2005 she became a co-producer with Alice Shure of Shurefire Productions, and in 2007 they co-founded Amici Productions to develop and create high-quality documentary films about contemporary artists and significant social issues.