Writer-Director Greta Gerwig and Producer Amy Pascal of ‘Little Women’
Writer-director Greta Gerwig and producer Amy Pascal discuss the new film adaptation of Little Women, the classic story about four women coming of age after the Civil War, at the 6th annual Produced By: New York conference.
Here are six things you should know about this powerhouse team in advance of their Masterclass session.
1. This production of Little Women marks the eighth adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel to film.
2. This is Greta Gerwig’s second film as a director. She made her directorial debut in 2017 with the comedy-drama Lady Bird.
3. When Gerwig was nominated for Best Director at the 2018 Academy Awards for Lady Bird, she was one of only five women ever nominated for that category and the first in eight years.
4. Producer Amy Pascal has a long history in Hollywood, beginning in 1988 with Columbia Pictures where she worked on films like A League of Their Own (1992) and Groundhog Day (1997).
5. Pascal was the Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group from 2006 until 2015, and the Co-Chairperson of Sony Pictures Entertainment beginning in 2006.
6. Pascal started her own production company, Pascal Pictures, in 2016. Since then she has produced Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, and multiple Spider-Man films. Earlier this year, she signed a first-look production deal with Universal Studios.
Little Women opens on Christmas Day 2019 and stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep.
Check out this and other Producing Masterclass sessions at Produced By: New York. The full day conference takes place Saturday, November 9 at the Florence Gould Hall in midtown Manhattan.
This event will sell-out. Register today.
Members of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) pay only $150.00 with discounts off the regular non-member rate available to members of NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, UPWIFT and WGAE.