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Christine Vachon

Christine Vachon
Visiting Professionals Series

Appearing at the Spring 2012 Port Townsend, Washington Residency - 2/22/12 (with Todd Haynes)

Christine Vachon is an American movie producer who, along with partner Pamela Koffler, founded indie powerhouse Killer Films in 1995. The company has produced a number of the most acclaimed American independent films over the past two decades including Far from Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Kids, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Worhol, Camp, Swoon and I’m Not There (Academy Award nominated) ). Most recently, Christine executive produced Todd Haynes’ five episode HBO mini series Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce. Killer’s movies have received multiple awards and nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Emmy Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Independent Spirit Awards. On the occasion of Killer’s 10th anniversary in 2005, the company was feted with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. For her work on Far from Heaven, Christine was honored by the New York Film Critics Circle, and received the Producer of the Year Award from the National Board of Review. Christine is the author of two books: A Killer Life: How An Independent Producer Survives Deals And Disasters In Hollywood And Beyond (Simon and Schuster, 2006); and Shooting To Kill: How An Independent Producer Blasts Through The Barriers To Make Movies That Matter (Avon, 1998).  Both books were Los Angeles Times bestsellers.