Tonight Maryann Brandon joins Illeana Douglas for another installment of Trailblazing Women in Film.
No, she's not the Marianne Dashwood Brandon from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. She's a contemporary, trailblazing woman....
"Maryann Brandon has experience working as an editor, director, and producer in film, animation and television. Her last film PASSENGERS was released December 2016. Her other work as editor can be seen on Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, Universal’s ENDLESS LOVE, Paramount’s STAR TREK and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, and the DreamWorks animated films HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and KUNG FU PANDA 2. She has also edited JJ Abram’s SUPER 8, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III and is currently editing THE DARKEST MINDS for 20th Century Fox.
She received an OSCAR nomination, EDDY nomination, and won the SATURN AWARD, for her work on Star Wars:The Force Awakens. Other awards and nominations include Star Trek, Star Trek into Darkness, and How to Train Your Dragon. She collaborated with JJ Abrams on ALIAS which she received an EMMY nomination for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series.
In addition to editing Brandon served as Director on two episodes of ALIAS, (“The Road Home” &“AfterSix”), and served as the Producer for the fourth season. Her previous feature credits include, JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, A THOUSAND ACRES, GRUMPIER OLD MEN, BORN TO BE WILD, and BINGO."
Brandon will share hosting duties tonight with Illeana to introduce:
Madame Satan (1930)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
What's Up Doc? (1972)
In more TCM related news:
TCM Essentials Host (and Donald Trump impressionist on Saturday Night Live) Alec Baldwin is scheduled to play Colonel Jessup in a live production of A Few Good Men on NBC sometime in 2018....
No updates on the #TCMFF2018 website yet, but interested future pass holders know that traditionally pass sales begin in early November. BTW, they don't take any wooden nickels, so save some real ones.
More about Hedwig...
If that fabulous documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, screens near your neighborhood, go see it! It's fabulous. Hedy is another Trailblazing Woman.
Christy's article about the Dallas screening including a short interview with director Alexandra Dean: https://suesueappleg...ss.com/2017/10/
Reframed Pictures fundraises for a Hedy Lamarr memorial: https://www.funddrea...lamarr-memorial