Merman is excited to announce the addition of Paul Briganti to their directing roster. Paul Briganti is a comedy television, film, and commercial director in Los Angeles whose filmed pieces for Saturday Night Live include Melissa McCarthy’s musical transformation into Sean Spicer and Totino’s parody spot starring Kristen Stewart.
“Paul is a director whose film is driven by concept, and where his astute observations of pop culture and brand allow him to craft films that capture specific visual genres for great comedic effect,” comments Merman Global Managing Partner/EP Kira Carstensen. “Paul is a multifaceted talent – he writes, directs, and has been in
Paul has directed and produced several comedy TV pilots: Adam Ruins Everything (TruTV), Imaginary Friend (NBC), Pick Me Up (MTV), and Middle Of The Night Show (MTV). He's directed episodes of those shows, as well as an episode for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW). His award winning short films have premiered at many festivals, including South By Southwest, Clermont-Ferrand in France, LA Comedy Fest, and Palm Springs Shortfest. His debut feature film, "Village People,” shot last March in Nicaragua will be released next year. He has also made films for Comedy Central, CollegeHumor, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Funny Or Die, The Onion, and more. Paul played Ryan in the movie "Obvious Child,” and was in a few comedy groups, including UCB's Onassis and Bleak! Comedy.