Nancy Utley & Steve Gilula (2021)

  • Industry Programming, Visionaries
  • 60min
  • Canada

During Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley’s over-20-year tenure as senior executives of Searchlight Pictures, the film studio built a reputation as the gold standard for spotlighting singular stories, and for fostering the creative vision of uniquely talented filmmakers. They championed the directors behind a number of TIFF audience favourites, including Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Black Swan (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and, most recently, Academy Award Best Picture winner _Nomadland _(2020).

To commemorate their remarkable legacy, TIFF Artistic Director & Co-Head Cameron Bailey leads a conversation with Gilula and Utley about their successes, challenges, and lessons learned along the way.

Speaker

Nancy Utley

Speaker

Steve Giula

Moderator

Cameron Bailey

Language

English

Media Partner
The Hollywood Reporter