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Emmy-Winning "True Detective" Director; Also Known for "Sin Nombre" & "Jane Eyre"

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Cary Fukunaga is an American film director, writer and cinematographer. He is best known for writing and directing the 2009 film "Sin Nombre" (for which he won the Directing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival), directing the 2011 film "Jane Eyre" and for directing and executive producing the 2014 HBO series "True Detective" (for which he won the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series).

Fukunaga got his start as a camera intern and later applied to film school. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999, and attended Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Grenoble. He enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program.

Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film "Victoria para Chino" while at NYU, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Student Academy Award in 2005. The short film also won an Audience Award for Best Narrative Student Short film at the 2004 Austin Film Festival, a "Best Student Film" award at the 2006 Ashland Independent Film Festival, a "BAFTA/LA Award for Excellence - Honorable Mention" award at the 2005 Aspen Shortsfest, Best Student Film at the 2005 BendFilm Festival, Best Short Film and an Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2005 Gen Art Film Festival, Best Short film at the 2005 Milan International Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best Student Short at the 2004 Woodstock Film Festival.

He has also wrote and directed the short films "Kofi" (shot in black and white) and more recently, "Sleepwalking in the Rift," described as a color film about "a young woman on her first visit to East Africa who crosses paths with the Ranger charged with being her guide.

Fukunaga made his feature film debut with "Sin Nombre," which he both wrote and directed and received positive reviews. In 2010, Fukunaga directed a new film adaptation of "Jane Eyre" starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench. The film was released in 2011 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Costume Designer Michael O'Connor and a 2012 Goya Award for Best European Film.

Fukunaga directed all eight episodes of the 2014 HBO TV series "True Detective," which was written and created by novelist, fiction writer and screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto. The series stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan. Fukunaga also served as an Executive Producer on the show. The series received critical praise and was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for Fukunaga. For the second season of True Detective, Fukunaga will not be directing-- but will continue to executive produce.

Warner Bros. has also chosen Fukunaga to develop, direct and write a new adaptation of Stephen King's "It," which would be split into two films.

Fukunaga lives in New York City, New York. He is fluent in French and Spanish.

He has received several grants, including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award / Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary.

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Cary Fukunaga

Emmy-Winning "True Detective" Director; Also Known for "Sin Nombre" & "Jane Eyre"

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Cary Fukunaga Biography

Cary Fukunaga is an American film director, writer and cinematographer. He is best known for writing and directing the 2009 film "Sin Nombre" (for which he won the Directing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival), directing the 2011 film "Jane Eyre" and for directing and executive producing the 2014 HBO series "True Detective" (for which he won the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series).

Fukunaga got his start as a camera intern and later applied to film school. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999, and attended Institut d'études politiques (IEP) de Grenoble. He enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program.

Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film "Victoria para Chino" while at NYU, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Student Academy Award in 2005. The short film also won an Audience Award for Best Narrative Student Short film at the 2004 Austin Film Festival, a "Best Student Film" award at the 2006 Ashland Independent Film Festival, a "BAFTA/LA Award for Excellence - Honorable Mention" award at the 2005 Aspen Shortsfest, Best Student Film at the 2005 BendFilm Festival, Best Short Film and an Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2005 Gen Art Film Festival, Best Short film at the 2005 Milan International Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best Student Short at the 2004 Woodstock Film Festival.

He has also wrote and directed the short films "Kofi" (shot in black and white) and more recently, "Sleepwalking in the Rift," described as a color film about "a young woman on her first visit to East Africa who crosses paths with the Ranger charged with being her guide.

Fukunaga made his feature film debut with "Sin Nombre," which he both wrote and directed and received positive reviews. In 2010, Fukunaga directed a new film adaptation of "Jane Eyre" starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench. The film was released in 2011 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design for Costume Designer Michael O'Connor and a 2012 Goya Award for Best European Film.

Fukunaga directed all eight episodes of the 2014 HBO TV series "True Detective," which was written and created by novelist, fiction writer and screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto. The series stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan. Fukunaga also served as an Executive Producer on the show. The series received critical praise and was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for Fukunaga. For the second season of True Detective, Fukunaga will not be directing-- but will continue to executive produce.

Warner Bros. has also chosen Fukunaga to develop, direct and write a new adaptation of Stephen King's "It," which would be split into two films.

Fukunaga lives in New York City, New York. He is fluent in French and Spanish.

He has received several grants, including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award / Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cary Fukunaga for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cary Fukunaga, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cary Fukunaga or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cary Fukunaga?

    Booking fees for Cary Fukunaga, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cary Fukunaga, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cary Fukunaga?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cary Fukunaga for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cary Fukunaga for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cary Fukunaga or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cary Fukunaga or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cary Fukunaga is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cary Fukunaga for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Cary Fukunaga generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Rami Malek, Gina Rodriguez, Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cary Fukunaga for an upcoming event.

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