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Filmmaker Conversation: Alice Wu #ScriptDC Thursday, September 30, 2021
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Alice Wu is a Chinese-American film director and screenwriter. After earning a master's degree in computer science at Stanford University, she designed software at Microsoft before becoming a full-time filmmaker. Alice's debut feature, SAVING FACE -- starring Michelle Krusiec and Joan Chen and produced by Will Smith – made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was acquired for theatrical distribution by Sony Pictures Classics. The critically acclaimed film garnered several festival accolades, as well as a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film-Limited Release and a Breakthrough Director Award nomination for Alice at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Alice wrote and directed the film, THE HALF OF IT, which she also produced with Anthony Bregman and M. Blair Breard for Netflix. The script was a 2018 selection for the prestigious Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced screenplays. THE HALF OF IT stars Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, and Alexxis Lemire and is a modern-day "Cyrano" story about a shy straight-A student who helps a clueless high school football player woo the girl they both secretly love.


Ann Hornaday grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated cum laude with a degree in Government from Smith College. After working at Ms. magazine as a researcher and editorial assistant, she became a freelance writer in New York City, where she eventually began to write about movies for The New York Times Arts & Leisure section and other publications. In 1995, she became the movie critic at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas, where she stayed for two years before becoming the movie critic at The Baltimore Sun. She began working at The Washington Post in 2002. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2008. She is the author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies (2019). 


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This program is sponsored by 202CreatesInterface Media GroupMaryland Film OfficeOCTFME, and Virginia Film Office


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