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Marielle Heller

Writer, Actor & Directo; Known for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

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 Marielle Heller Biography

Marielle Stiles Heller is an American writer, director, and actor. She is the writer and director of the feature film The Diary of a Teenage Girl and the director of Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

After returning to the US, she worked as an actor at the Magic Theatre, the American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the La Jolla Playhouse. She was in the world premiere of David Edgar’s Continental Divide directed by Tony Taccone. She also acted in shows Spin City and Single Dads.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl was Heller's debut film, that she both wrote and directed. It is based on the 2002 graphic novel titled The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner, which she received as a Christmas present from her sister in 2006. The story's protagonist, Minnie, is a 15-year-old girl living in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976 who begins an affair with her mother's 35-year-old boyfriend, Monroe. Heller was taken with Minnie's character, a young woman who is confident in her sexuality and, noting the lack of films that represent young women in such a way, she set to adapting the graphic novel to play. With Gloeckner's blessing, worked the script into a screenplay. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015, and later received a limited release in August 2015. The film stars Bel Powley as Minnie. Heller was selected as a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow and 2012 Sundance Directing Fellow, where she had submitted the script for the Sundance writer and director workshop. She then proceeded to direct a teaser for the film using grant money from the writer's workshop. The film received critical acclaim at Sundance, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The film also won the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. In 2016, the film was named best first feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Heller's writing credits include pilots for ABC and 20th Century Fox, and multiple screenplays and theatrical plays, including a pilot for ABC's The Big Apple and a movie for Disney, titled Renegade X.

Heller next directed Can You Ever Forgive Me? about literary forger and writer Lee Israel, based on the author's memoir. She teamed up again with Archer Gray, who she first worked with on Diary. With a limited budget, filming a movie set in the 1990s was a challenge. She cast Melissa McCarthy in the title role based on the actress's performance in the 2014 film St. Vincent. They shot on location in bookstores where Israel had sold her forgeries, including the Argosy Bookstore and Westsider Rare & Used Books. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018. It was released on October 19, 2018 by Fox Searchlight.

In January 2018, it was announced that Heller would direct A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a film that chronicles an interview Tom Junod conducted with child entertainer Fred Rogers for Esquire magazine, and how the encounter impacted the journalist's life. The screenplay was written by Emmy-nominated producers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Tom Hanks, who portrays Mr. Rogers, agreed to join the project once Heller signed on as director, as they had met previously through Hank's son, Colin. It is being filmed in Pittsburgh.

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Marielle Heller

Writer, Actor & Directo; Known for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

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Marielle Heller Biography

Marielle Stiles Heller is an American writer, director, and actor. She is the writer and director of the feature film The Diary of a Teenage Girl and the director of Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

After returning to the US, she worked as an actor at the Magic Theatre, the American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the La Jolla Playhouse. She was in the world premiere of David Edgar’s Continental Divide directed by Tony Taccone. She also acted in shows Spin City and Single Dads.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl was Heller's debut film, that she both wrote and directed. It is based on the 2002 graphic novel titled The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner, which she received as a Christmas present from her sister in 2006. The story's protagonist, Minnie, is a 15-year-old girl living in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976 who begins an affair with her mother's 35-year-old boyfriend, Monroe. Heller was taken with Minnie's character, a young woman who is confident in her sexuality and, noting the lack of films that represent young women in such a way, she set to adapting the graphic novel to play. With Gloeckner's blessing, worked the script into a screenplay. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015, and later received a limited release in August 2015. The film stars Bel Powley as Minnie. Heller was selected as a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow and 2012 Sundance Directing Fellow, where she had submitted the script for the Sundance writer and director workshop. She then proceeded to direct a teaser for the film using grant money from the writer's workshop. The film received critical acclaim at Sundance, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The film also won the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. In 2016, the film was named best first feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Heller's writing credits include pilots for ABC and 20th Century Fox, and multiple screenplays and theatrical plays, including a pilot for ABC's The Big Apple and a movie for Disney, titled Renegade X.

Heller next directed Can You Ever Forgive Me? about literary forger and writer Lee Israel, based on the author's memoir. She teamed up again with Archer Gray, who she first worked with on Diary. With a limited budget, filming a movie set in the 1990s was a challenge. She cast Melissa McCarthy in the title role based on the actress's performance in the 2014 film St. Vincent. They shot on location in bookstores where Israel had sold her forgeries, including the Argosy Bookstore and Westsider Rare & Used Books. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018. It was released on October 19, 2018 by Fox Searchlight.

In January 2018, it was announced that Heller would direct A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a film that chronicles an interview Tom Junod conducted with child entertainer Fred Rogers for Esquire magazine, and how the encounter impacted the journalist's life. The screenplay was written by Emmy-nominated producers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Tom Hanks, who portrays Mr. Rogers, agreed to join the project once Heller signed on as director, as they had met previously through Hank's son, Colin. It is being filmed in Pittsburgh.

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  • Directors Roundtable: Ryan Coogler, Alfonso Cuarón, Marielle Heller
    Ryan Coogler ('Black Panther'), Yorgos Lanthimos ('The Favourite'), Alfonso Cuarón ('Roma'), Spike Lee ('BlacKkKlansman'), Marielle Heller ...
  • Richard E. Grant & Marielle Heller Talk 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
    'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' director Marielle Heller and star Richard E. Grant join THR In Studio to discuss working on a female set, chemistry ...
  • Marielle Heller on Making Films About Real People
    Director Marielle Heller joins Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss her film, Melissa McCarthy, making films about real...

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  • How to book Marielle Heller?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marielle Heller 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 Marielle Heller, 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 Marielle Heller or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marielle Heller?

    Booking fees for Marielle Heller, 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 Marielle Heller, 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 Marielle Heller?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marielle Heller 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 Marielle Heller 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 Marielle Heller or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marielle Heller 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.

Marielle Heller is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Marielle Heller for your event is available upon request. Marielle Heller generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Issa Rae, Greta Gerwig, Cathy Yan, Julie Dash and Marsai Martin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marielle Heller for an upcoming event.

Marielle Heller Speaker Videos

  • Directors Roundtable: Ryan Coogler, Alfonso Cuarón, Marielle Heller
    Ryan Coogler ('Black Panther'), Yorgos Lanthimos ('The Favourite'), Alfonso Cuarón ('Roma'), Spike Lee ('BlacKkKlansman'), Marielle Heller ...
    Richard E. Grant & Marielle Heller Talk 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
    'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' director Marielle Heller and star Richard E. Grant join THR In Studio to discuss working on a female set, chemistry ...
  • Marielle Heller on Making Films About Real People
    Director Marielle Heller joins Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss her film, Melissa McCarthy, making films about real...
    Meet the Artist '15: Marielle Heller
    Marielle Heller on her film "The Diary of a Teenage Girl," which premieres in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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