Ilyse McKimmie

Deputy Director, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program

Los Angeles, California, United States

Ilyse McKimmie is the Deputy Director for Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program. She oversees the Directors and Screenwriters Labs and the Screenwriters Intensive, provides year-round creative and strategic support to alumni filmmakers, and plays a key role in the Producers and Episodic Programs. Films developed at the Labs during her tenure include DÌDI (弟弟), A THOUSAND AND ONE, AFTERSUN, NANNY, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE FAREWELL, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, WE THE ANIMALS, BEACH RATS, SWISS ARMY MAN, DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, FRUITVALE STATION, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, PARIAH, SIN NOMBRE, RED ROAD, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, PARADISE NOW, and MARIA FULL OF GRACE, among many others. Before joining Sundance 25 years ago, she held positions at ICM and Red Wagon Entertainment. Her roots lie in the theater; her first job after graduating from UCLA was as a production stage manager in the Los Angeles theater scene.