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In 2017, Patty Jenkins made history as the first female to direct a big-budget studio superhero movie with DC Comics’ WONDER WOMAN, and she continues to break barriers with the recent announcement that she will helm the new Star Wars film, ROGUE SQUADRON. Join us for a special event during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival as we explore Patty’s journey from independent to big-budget filmmaking. Beginning with her award-winning directorial debut MONSTER, to her newest feature, WONDER WOMAN 1984, we’ll discuss how she selects projects, the importance of a character’s journey, dive into her prep process, and hear her tips for how to execute a memorable scene. This intimate conversation will trace where Patty started, how she got there, her evolution as an artist, and the vision she sees for the future.

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Patty Jenkins is an award-winning writer and director best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DCs’ 2017 blockbuster WONDER WOMAN and her debut Oscar-winning feature MONSTER. Additionally, Jenkins is responsible her creative work helming the pilot and series finale of AMC’s hit show “The Killing,” garnering her the 2012 DGA Award for Best Director of the Year along with a Primetime Emmy nomination. more...

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