Credits: If Beale Street Could Talk and Moonlight
ADELE ROMANSKI received the Academy Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and the Golden Globe Award in her capacity as producer on Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight.
Her many other honors for the project included BAFTA and Producers Guild of America Award nominations.
She has produced several other notable independent films.
In 2016, Chad Hartigan’s Morris from America, starring Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas, earned Mr. Robinson and Mr. Hartigan honors at the Sundance Film Festival as well as Gotham Independent Film and Independent Spirit Award nominations for Mr. Robinson and Mr. Hartigan and Mr. Christmas received Black Reel Award nominations.
Ms. Romanski was previously an Independent Spirit Award nominee as the producer of David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover, one of the most impressive feature debuts of this decade. The film won a Special Jury Prize at the Deauville Festival of American Cinema and was voted Best Ensemble Cast at the SXSW Film Festival.
She recently reunited with Mr. Mitchell on Under the Silver Lake, starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough.
Her other features as producer include Aaron Katz’s Gemini, starring Lola Kirke and Zoë Kravitz; Jacob Vaughan’s Bad Milo!; Justin Tipping’s Kicks; and Katie Aselton’s The Freebie and Black Rock, the latter of which teamed Ms. Aselton, Lake Bell, and Kate Bosworth on-screen.
Ms. Romanski was an executive producer on the second season of the Starz Network series The Girlfriend Experience, including on alternating episodes directed by Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan, respectively.
She is a co-founder of PASTEL, with partners Barry Jenkins, Sara Murphy, and Mark Ceryak.
In addition to developing material in-house for Mr. Jenkins, the company focuses on supporting diverse projects and filmmakers that further the mandate of integrity, urgency, and specificity set forth by Moonlight.
The company has a film production deal with Annapurna. Beyond If Beale Street Could Talk, PASTEL’s upcoming projects include making Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad into a limited series which Mr. Jenkins will adapt and direct. The projects is being produced in partnership with Plan B and Amazon Studios.
Alongside Sara Murphy, Ms. Romanski was honored with the 2016 Amazon Sundance Producers’ Award.