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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Richard LaGravenese

writer/director The Last Five Years (2015), P.S. I Love You; writer Unbroken (2014), The Divide, Behind the Candelabra, The Fisher King, A Little Princess, The Bridges of Madison County, Beautiful Creatures, The Ref; director/producer A Decade Under The Influence
Twitter: @RLaGravenese
Richard LaGravenese is a writer, director and producer. His credits include the screenplay for the HBO Emmy award winning Behind The Candelabra, directed by Steven Soderbergh (Emmy Nomination for Best Writing in Television Movie/Mini Series, BAFTA nomination Best Screenplay). He previously earned Academy Award®, BAFTA and WGA award nominations for his original screenplay The Fisher King. His other screen writing credits include Water for Elephants, The Bridges of Madison County, A Little Princess, The Horse Whisperer, The Ref, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Beloved, and Unstrung Heroes.

LaGravenese wrote and directed the films P.S. I Love You, Paris Je T’aime, Living Out Loud and Beautiful Creatures, as well as Freedom Writers, (Humanitas Prize for Best Screenplay). He co-produced and co-directed (with the late Ted Demme) the Emmy®-nominated documentaryA Decade Under the Influence, (National Board of Review’s William Everson Film History Award). With co-creator Tony Goldwyn, LaGravenese wrote and produced the critically acclaimed WE_tv television series, The Divide, premiering summer of 2014, as well as co-writing credit on the film adaptation of Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.