TONIGHT ON TRAILBLAZING WOMEN, hosted by Illeana Douglas...
Calli Khouri shares her insights on The Big Sleep
and Adam's Rib
, Singin' In The Rain
, and Cabaret
Callie Khouri is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama, Nashville
, and the Oscar Award-winning screenwriter of Thelma and Louise
Crowned “the best new drama of 2012” by outlets including USA Today, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, TIME Magazine, The New York Post and The Daily Beast, Nashville earned Golden Globe nominations for its lead actresses and a Writers Guild of America nomination. Khouri led the show as its creator and executive producer for four seasons from 2012 to 2017.
Khouri may be best known for galvanizing women and sparking nationwide debate in 1991 with her screenwriting debut, Thelma and Louise
, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. She won the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the Writers Guild of America Award and a PEN Literary Award for Best Original Screenplay. Thelma and Louise took home the London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the Year, and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Khouri followed Thelma and Louise
with 1995’s Something to Talk About
, starring Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid and Robert Duvall. She then made her directorial debut with Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, starring Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd, which she also adapted for the screen. In 2006, Khouri collaborated with legendary television producer Steven Bochco and wrote and directed the television drama, Hollis and Rae.
Khouri has continues to be honored for her writing in film and television as well as her commitment to the honest portrayal of women on screen. Her accolades include Nashville Women in Film’s 2016 Woman of the Year; induction into the 2016 SOURCE Awards Hall of Fame; the 2016 Patsy Montana Award from the National Cowgirl Museum, which recognizes work in entertainment that continues and advances the tradition of the cowgirl in the areas of film, television, music, writing and theatre; the National Women’s History Museum’s 2015 Women Making History Award; and the Austin Film Festival’s 2013 Austin Distinguished Screenwriter Award.
ANOTHER TRAILBLAZING WOMAN WAS HEDY LAMARR...
I was lucky enough to see Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
at the Dallas DocFest last Friday evening and spend time with director Alexandra Dean, whose uncompromising vision of Lamarr helped her uncover the true story of the actress who was also touched by genius....
Read my interview with director Alexandra Dean: https://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/2 ... y/#respond
Shortly after Alexandra Dean and husband Chris arrived, they were treated to Pappas Barbecue by PR gal Kelly Kitchens Wickersham and husband Mark....
(Photo by Sue Sue. I was there, too! )