Cassie Palmisano (she/her) is a producer, writer, and director based in Burbank, CA. Palmisano started working in the film industry in the accounting department, giving her a strong financial foundation as a producer. Though she started with accounting, she has worked on several productions in different capacities and departments. She has worked for large studios including Warner Brothers, Lionsgates, Paramount Studios, and Netflix. She has written, directed, and produced her own short films with her twin sister. Since she was young, she heavily valued the art of escapism through reading books or watching television and films.
Palmisano believes it’s important for everyone to see themselves represented in television and film and hopes to share raw stories with diverse characters. She wants to create work that is not only an outlet for audience members to be entertained, but also a safe space they can escape to and possibly learn more about themselves and/or other people we share this earth with.
Within the RespectAbility Lab, Palmisano helped develop the writers’ scripts, mainly within the children and family age group. She had an especially large role in developing “Middle of it All” by Tyler Hoog. Along with development, general note giving, and using her love of arts and crafts to create some Zangy Moles, Palmisano also assisted Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick with casting.
Palmisano originally studied musical theater at a conservatory school in New York City before deciding to pursue a degree in her other passion, film. She graduated with a degree in Film with an Emphasis in Production.
As a Development Fellow with RespectAbility, Palmisano worked closely with the writers of the following scripts:
- “Middle of It All,” Written by Tyler Hoog
- “Tune City,” Written by Myles Hunt
- “Playground PI,” written by Adam Hurd