Monique Impagliazzo was born and raised in South Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Temple University with a BA in Film and Media Arts. Fresh out of college, she went on to intern at the Mary Anne Claro Talent Agency, where she soon became Mary Anne’s right hand. Mary Anne Claro then referred Monique to Producer, Diane Kirman and Executive Producer James Brolin. Kirman and Brolin were in the midst of producing the children’s feature film musical, Standing Ovation and brought Monique onto the production as an Associate Producer. After the film wrapped, Brolin told Monique that his wife, Barbra Streisand, was looking for an Executive Assistant at her film company, Barwood Films. Monique has assisted Ms. Streisand during the filming of The Guilt Trip (Paramount Pictures), and the production of Streisand’s CDs, What Matter’s Most, Release Me and Partners. Monique was Ms. Streisand’s Executive Assistant on her 2012 US and Canadian Tour: Back to Brooklyn and The 2013 European Tour.
Monique caught the eye of Producer Wendy Cox of History Making Productions. Wendy hired Monique as a Production Manager for the Documentary Series, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. Monique then Co-Produced a documentary series called The Sisters of Freedom. Soon after, she was hired as the Production Coordinator on Cheri Oteri’s Pilot Presentation, The HOA.
Her latest project, Turkey’s Done is a comedic short film starring the hilarious Cheri Oteri. The short was shot in South Philadelphia and Monique wrote, directed and produced the film with 3 other Philly Natives. The film was one of the top winners at the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival and it also won Best Comedy at The Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia. Turkey’s Done is an Official Selection of the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and it will screen on Friday, May 10th-6:30pm at the Gershman Y, Levitt Auditorium 410 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.
As for what’s next, Monique wants to shoot more films and possibly even a sitcom in Philly. She loves shooting in Philly because the city is filled with so much character, it also has the best people.