Christine Vachon (Producer, Carol, Mildred Pierce)
When: Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5-6:15 p.m.
Where: BMC 2.106 **please note the room change**
Please join us for a Q&A session where we discuss Christine Vachon’s career trajectory, her roles and responsibilities as a producer on films like Carol and Mildred Pierce, and her views on the current state of the media industries.
Event co-sponsored by Michener Center for Writers and Center for Women's & Gender Studies.
Christine Vachon's Biography
Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award-winning producer. She has been lauded for her career filmmaking with the Producer Award from the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
She co-founded, with Pamela Koffler, the impactful independent film and television production company Killer Films in 1995. Killer’s Oscar-winning films have included Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice. Its Oscar-nominated films have included Todd Haynes’ Carol, I’m Not There, and Far from Heaven. The latter swept the Independent Spirit Awards, winning five including Best Actress (Julianne Moore), Best Director, and Best Feature. In her capacity as producer, Ms. Vachon has most recently been nominated in the Spirits’ Best Feature category for First Reformed; the film also garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, among other honors.
Ms. Vachon’s dozens of other Killer movies have included Mr. Haynes’ Safe, Velvet Goldmine, and Wonderstruck; Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog, Storytelling, and Happiness; Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow; Nigel Finch’s Stonewall; Rose Troche’s The Safety of Objects, which marked the breakout role for Kristen Stewart; Todd Graff’s Camp, which marked the breakthrough role for Anna Kendrick; Mary Harron’s The Notorious Bettie Page, starring Gretchen Mol; Tommy O’Haver’s An American Crime, starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page; Jordan Scott’s Cracks, with Juno Temple and Maria Valverde; Andrew Neel’s Goat; Elizabeth Wood’s White Girl, starring Morgan Saylor; Andrew Dosunmu’s Where is Kyra?, starring Michelle Pfeiffer; Paul Schrader’s First Reformed; and, Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Ms. Vachon is also the Artistic Director of the MFA program at Stony Brook University.