Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Queen Christine Vachon

The Queen of independent film Christine Vachon   took to Twitter to announce the impeding 20 year anniversary of Killer Films and homage must be paid.  As producing partner with Pamela Koffler, her 60 plus slate includes features, shorts,  documentaries and made for television films. The Brown graduate who began as a production assistant, Christine is a successful businesswoman with twenty five years under her belt in the volatile entertainment industry.

Under her rebellious helm  (Far From Heaven> (nominated for four Academy Awards),< Boys Don't Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, SAFE, I Shot Andy Warhol, Go Fish, Swoon, I'm Not There, Gigantic, Cracks and Cairo Time to name a few)  are where socially conscious, creative and edgy films get made.  Those who can do teach Christine is in demand as an entertainment industry speaker   and mentor.

 She's written two how it's done books, "Shoot to Kill" and "A Killer Life: How An Independent Film Producer Survives Deal And Disasters In Hollywood And Beyond" on low budget filmmaking.
Now is the time to plan the retrospectives, lifetime achievement awards, tributes and specials for the filmmaker who lives by her own credo, "Making movies is an immoderate activity. You have to stay sane and also embrace the madness if you want to shoot to kill.".


I had a gift card for a makeup application in my International Emmy's Gala swag bag. So off I went to the Le Parker Méridien Hotel to ...