Stefanie Azpiazu is the Head of Production and Development at New York-based production company Likely Story. Most recently, Stefanie was an executive producer on the Paul Rudd comedy “Our Idiot Brother,” which was released this summer by the Weinstein Company. The film was directed by Jesse Peretz and has an all-star comedy cast that includes Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott and Steve Coogan. She also served as co-producer on the latest film from Lawrence Kasdan, “Darling Companion,” starring Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest and Richard Jenkins, which will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2012.
Previous films produced include Nicole Holofcener’s critically acclaimed film “Please Give,” which was nominated for a 2011 WGA Award for Best Feature Screenplay, and “The Extra Man” starring Kevin Kline, Paul Dano and Katie Holmes, directed by Bob Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. As a production executive, Azpiazu oversaw production on Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York,” Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Mike Mills’ feature debut “Thumbsucker,” and Nicole Holofcener’s previous two films “Friends with Money” and “Lovely & Amazing.”
Prior to working in production, Apiazu started her career as a story editor at USA FILMS and in acquisitions at October Films. Likely Story’s upcoming slate includes films by Charlie Kaufman, Bennett Miller and Jesse Peretz.