Happy Tuesday! Today is the second of my twofer days since I lost power and internet last week. I'm slowly, but surely making my way through to those who have commented on my posts. You guys are the best and I love you all for sticking. You've made my month.
And now onto the show...
Mimi is the first female accepted into the American Film Institute and consequently, its first woman graduate. She is a four time Emmy winner, whose television directing credits include the landmark Vietnam series China Beach, ER, The West Wing, and the current hits Smash and Nashville. Leder is one of a handful of women who have directed big budget action films. In 1997 she directed The Peacemaker, produced by Steven Spielberg and went on to direct Deep Impact.
Her silver screen credit also includes the popular Kevin Spacey film Pay It Forward. In the near future she will be tackling the First World War in a big screen adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front.
M Is For Maryse Alberti
Maryse is that rare bird, a female cinematographer. She has over 70 titles to her credit including Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler and Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary No Direction Home. She also shot When We Were Kings, about the 1974 Muhammad Ali , George Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" fight. For her work on Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine, she was the first woman to be featured on the cover of American Cinematographer.
She has been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, winning twice for The Wrestler and Velvet Goldmine. Her work has also garnered her two Sundance Awards and a Prime Time Emmy nomination. Her upcoming projects include We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks and The Boys Club, a film about Julie Krone, the only woman to ever win a Triple Crown race.