Prolific American documentary film producer Julie Goldman was nominated in 2017 for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for producing "Life, Animated." Born and raised in New York City, Goldman got her start in the film business in the 1990s as a producer at the production house Wellspring. She produced her first film in 1997, a crime comedy called "Free Floaters," and soon worked her way up to become the Head of Original Production for the company. By the early 2000s Goldman started producing documentaries exclusively. Some of the more notable films she either produced or executive produced during this period included "X-Philes" (2000), "Who Is Alan Smithee?" (2002), and "What Remains" (2005). It was also during this period that Goldman produced three episodes of the PBS biographical documentary series "American Masters" (PBS, 1985- ). In 2009, with over a decade of film producing experience under her belt, Goldman founded the documentary film production company Motto Pictures. As the head of Motto, Goldman produced and executive produced a number of documentary films throughout the 2010s, including "A Place at the Table" (2012), "The Great Invisible" (2014), and "1971" (2014). In 2015 Goldman produced the widely-acclaimed documentary "Best of Enemies," which told the story of the legendary 1968 television debates between the public intellectuals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. "Best of Enemies" was nominated for numerous film awards and was even on the nominating shortlist for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The following year Goldman earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature by producing "Life, Animated." 2016 was also the year she produced the widely-celebrated documentary "Weiner," which charted the rise and ultimate downfall of former New York City congressman Anthony Weiner.