Director / Producer
Randa Haines began her career as an actress, studying with Lee Strasberg. Her first feature, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, was nominated for three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and five Academy Awards. The film received a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, a Directors Guild nomination for Haines, and launched Marlee Matlin's career with an Academy Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Other feature credits include THE DOCTOR, WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY, and DANCE WITH ME. Haines' television credits include the innovative series HILL STREET BLUES and the critically acclaimed movie SOMETHING ABOUT AMELIA, which is one of the highest-rated television films ever, garnering 70 million viewers on one night. Haines was nominated for both an Emmy and a Directors Guild of America Award for the frank and sensitive handling of the subject of incest. For Showtime, Haines directed THE OUTSIDER, a Western starring Naomi Watts, and for TNT, THE RON CLARK STORY, starring Matthew Perry. The film was nominated for three Emmy awards, and earned Haines her third DGA nomination. Haines lives in Paris, where a long-time passion for opera led to connecting with singers. Creatively adapting her skills with actors, she is immersed in working with opera artists on presentation and performance.