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Debra Granik
Margaret GardinerSeptember 25, 2018

“My closest allies are indispensable. My producing partner, Anne Rosellini, and I can communicate with honesty, so I don't have to compromise with...

Pamela Green
Margaret GardinerMay 23, 2018

“I’m a pusher,” says Pamela B. Green, director of the documentary: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, the first director-male or...

Milos Forman
Yoram KahanaApril 14, 2018

Of several European directors who parlayed their success in Europe after the Second World War into a Hollywood career, Forman was arguably the...

Zetna Fuentes
Margaret GardinerJuly 26, 2017

“I am so excited to see women and women of color as directors, making strides, and getting to work,” says Zetna Fuentes, director of the 7th...

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Patty Jenkins
Margaret GardinerJune 21, 2017

“I felt more experienced and more correct for the job than many people before me.” Notes Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman, which has...

Chloé Zhao
Margaret GardinerMay 23, 2017

The opening of The Rider - winner, with A Ciambra, of the Directors Fortnight- focuses on a horse’s mane, spreading and floating in slow motion as...

Jill Soloway and Kevin Bacon on the set of "I Love Dick"
Margaret GardinerMay 12, 2017

I Love Dick. The very title titillates. It’s a concept nice girls would never admit to, and uses vocabulary good girls never utter. But the show...

Mimi Leder with John Grillo scouting
Margaret GardinerApril 19, 2017

There is nothing left over about the executive producer/director-showrunner of HBO’s Leftovers. As the first woman graduate of AFI, Mimi has been...

Actress and director Meg Ryan, Golden Globe nominee
Gabriel LermanSeptember 8, 2016

When they reunited in You’ve Got Mail fans were overjoyed to have another chance to witness the chemistry which made them famous in Sleepless in...

Writer director Sian Heder and a scene from her fil "Tallulah"
Gabriel LermanJuly 27, 2016

As international journalists covering the entertainment industry, we at the HFPA are constantly on the lookout for up-and-coming talent. We know...