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Shivani Rawat


Shivani Rawat attended NYFA’s 1-Year Screenwriting program at the New York campus in 2007. She has since become a film producer with a special focus on independent films. Some of her credits include critically acclaimed films like Captain Fantastic, Danny Collins, Trumbo, and Brian Banks. In addition to The Trial of The Chicago 7, Rawat also produced the 2020 film Wander Darkley starring Diego Luna and Sienna Miller. Her next release, The Ice Road, starring Liam Neeson, is expected to be released later this year.

Rawat’s The Trial of The Chicago 7  was nominated for multiple Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Academy Awards, all nominating the film for the coveted Best Picture category. The film also got Shivani a nomination from the Producers Guild of America, who nominated The Trial of The Chicago 7 for a PGA Award.

Rawat is the founder of ShivHans Pictures, a production and finance company creating unique and compelling feature films outside the Hollywood studio model. The studio has released films like Captain Fantastic, Trumbo, Danny Collins, Hotel Mumbai, and Beirut.

Program Studied at NYFA: Screenwriting
Program Type: 1-Year Conservatory
Year Attended: 2006
Location: New York
Credits: The Trial of The Chicago 7, Wander Darkley, The Water Man, Captain Fantastic, Danny Collins, Trumbo, Brian Banks



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