John Penotti is the Founding Partner of GreeneStreet Films, an independent film, television and digital content production and finance company with offices in New York and Los Angeles.
GSF has produced over twenty five films, including the five-time Academy Award nominee In The Bedroom, critically acclaimed film Pinero, #1 box office thriller Swimfan, studio comedy Uptown Girls, Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion, Crank, and the WGA-nominated Best Documentary Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos. Additionally through it's relationship with Jetpack Media, it produces the web series Old Jews Telling Jokes that has also been released as a book about Random House. Jetpack just competed Pretty Tough, a web series for Michael Eisner’s Vuguru.
Currently, GSF is producing Movie 43 (working tile) with Peter Farrelly, a co- production with Relativity Media. The film stars include Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Richard Gere, Naomi Watts, Liev Schrieber, Julianne Moore, Gerard Butler, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Emma Stone, Anna Faris, Kate Bosworth, amongst many others. It will be released in the 1st quarter of 2012
Penotti began his film career working under Sidney Lumet on several features that include Running on Empty and Q+A.
John Penotti graduated with honors from Tufts University with a dual degree in Biology and Psychology. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey.