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Rebecca Miller has written and directed five feature films: ANGELA (1995) winner of the Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Trophy and Cinematography Award, as well as the Gotham Award; PERSONAL VELOCITY (2002) starring Parker Posey, Kyra Sedgwick and Fairuza Balk, winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award, as well as the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award; THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE (2005) starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Camilla Belle; THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE (2009) starring Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, and Keanu Reaves; and MAGGIE’S PLAN (2015) starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore. Next up, Miller will direct her latest script SHE CAME TO ME (Amy Schumer, Nicole Kidman).

Miller is also the screenwriter of the feature film PROOF (2005) adapted from the stage play.

Miller is the author of the short story collection PERSONAL VELOCITY (2001) and the novels THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE (2009), which has been published in over thirty countries, and JACOB’S FOLLY (2013).  She adapted PERSONAL VELOCITY and THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE for the screen.

Rebecca Miller lives in New York and Ireland with her family.

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Making Art or Making History: Telling True Stories, sponsored by PBS

Life is stranger than fiction – and often more entertaining! Whether scripted or unscripted, documentary or dramatization, finding an unsung story and sharing it with the public is a thrilling experience. While producers are often described as the traffic cop at the intersection of art and commerce, this session will examine the producer’s role at the intersection of storytelling and journalism – bringing true stories to a mass audience. This session will explore issues of rights acquisition, developing a creative team and a consistent, collaborative point-of-view, and the tension between the essential facts of the story and the appeal of creative license and artistic interpretation.