Ann Fishman is a lawyer, entrepreneur and film producer. Ann's legal and business experience is diverse. She clerked for the Bergen County Prosecutor, was the in-house legal consultant to the corporate trust department of United Jersey Bank, practiced business to business civil litigation with F. Lee Bailey, and co-founded two technology development and distribution companies for which she served as General Counsel, working at the forefront of law and technology.
Ann has served clients in the areas of business entity formation, organization, and governance, business to business transactions and litigation, intellectual property protection and licensing, e-commerce, software development, product distribution and
Ann is also a film producer who founded Night Dove Pictures which produced Marriage Material (2014) and SWIPED (2018), both of which she wrote, produced and directed. Marriage Material screens on Amazon Prime and SWIPED screened on Netflix from July 2019 to October 2021.
Ann is a member of the Producers Guild of America.
Unique traits: Seasoned attorney and filmmaker.
Ella: Autonomy Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller ⋄ Sci-fi Set in the very near future, Ella creates Dashiel – the ultimate companion – in the robotics lab of her father’s tech company. Shortly after her father marries Cressida, he is killed in a car “accident” and Cressida kicks Ella out of the company and out of the house. When Ella tries to stop Cressida from repurposing Dashiel into a lethal autonomous weapon, Ella is falsely accused of enabling Dashiel to attempt to assassinate the U.S. President. Ella has to go on the run to find the evidence that will exonerate her and prevent Dashiel from being used to start war. Ella: Autonomy is an origin story with franchise and series potential. It is also being rendered as a graphic novel.Comparables: iRobot, Ex Machina, Cinderella, Westworld
For Better Or Worse Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance ⋄ Comedy Guy and Jillian Moore – America’s favorite TV marriage counselors with a hit show “Married for Life” realize during the launch of taking their “save your marriage” brand global that there are fault lines in their own relationship and they have an important marriage to save – their own.
High Sobriety Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Comedy High Sobriety (a.k.a. Seven South) is a 26 minute pilot for a dramedy series about the ups and downs of addiction recovery. It follows six unique characters who join the ‘Program’to make a change in their lives. It’s gritty. It’s painful.It’s funny. It’s kind. Because sometimes the only way to stay sober… is to put your trust in someone just as messed up as you are… Written by Barry Rosenthal and Nick Shanman Produced by Barry Rosenthal Executive Producers Ann Deborah Fishman and Jonathan Tisch
Shirtwaist Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Drama Shirtwaist is an original screenplay by Ann Deborah Fishman about the true story of the Uprising of 20,000 shirtwaist makers who in 1909 were challenged by a young Russian emigre, Clara Lemlich, to launch a massive strike against all the shirt waist factories in New York City in 1909 to fight oppressive conditions. Despite intense opposition by the factory owners, the mayor, the courts and the thugs who were paid to beat them, the women prevailed in their demands for fair wages and humane conditions and ushered in watershed changes in labor laws and womens’s rights. Comparable films: Suffragette, North Country, On The Waterfront, Norma Rae
Christmas Overtime Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance ⋄ Comedy An out of work actress, with a movie star boyfriend away on location, tries to run away from Christmas but, when she is offered a commercial by a lonely ad exec on the condition she convince his Christmas-obsessed staff to finish an ad campaign on Christmas Eve, she finds herself falling in love with Christmas and the wrong man.
Film by Night Dove Pictures (Thriller) Writer, Director, Producer Political action thriller in pre-production.
Film by Night Dove Pictures Writer, Director, Producer James, a college freshman and computer genius, is enlisted by his womanizing roommate, Lance, to code the ultimate hook-up app. But when James discovers that his divorced mother is using the app, unexpected consequences ensue. SWIPED has been screening on Netflix since 2019.
Film by Night Dove Pictures Writer, Co-Director, Producer Iris Carsen wants her daughter to find a man who is 'marriage material' in other words 'rich' until she finds herself in love with her own man who is not 'marriage material.'
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Palm Beach State College