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Director, Writer & Producer; First Black Female Director to Have Her Film Produced By A Major Hollywood Studio

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Euzhan Palcy is a film director, writer and producer from Martinique, French West Indies. She is notable for being the first black woman director produced by a major Hollywood studio (MGM), for A Dry White Season, as well as being the only woman filmmaker to have directed Marlon Brando, whom she brought back to the screen after a gap of nine years. Palcy is also the first black artist to win a César Award, the highest French film award. She was also the first black director to direct an actor to an Oscar nomination.

Born in Martinique, Euzhan Palcy grew up studying the films of Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder and Orson Welles. She left for Paris in 1975 to earn a master's degree in French Literature, in theater at the Sorbonne, a D.E.A. in Art and Archeology and a film degree (specializing in cinematography) from renowned Louis Lumière College.

It was in Paris, with the encouragement of her "French Godfather," François Truffaut, that she was able to put together her first feature, Sugar Cane Alley (1983). Shot for less than $1,000,000, it documents through the eyes of a young boy the love and sacrifice of a poor black family living on a Martinique sugar cane plantation in the 1930s. Sugar Cane Alley won over 17 international awards including the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion, as well as the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup) for Best Lead Actress Award (Darling Legitimus). It also won the prestigious César Award (the French equivalent to Academy Award) for Best First Feature Film. After seeing Palcy's work, Robert Redford handpicked her to attend the 1984 Sundance Director's Lab (Sundance Institute), becoming her "American Godfather."

Palcy’s interest in humanitarian work and to support the younger generation has been known for years. One of her productions, Moly, is an autobiographical short about a disabled one-legged Senegalese young filmmaker named Moly Kane. The film was screened in Cannes to rapturous acclaim. Palcy announced on stage that Moly Kane will receive the prosthetic leg of his dreams so that he could be free to film with his camera.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Euzhan Palcy 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 Euzhan Palcy for your next private or corporate function.
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Euzhan Palcy Biography

Euzhan Palcy is a film director, writer and producer from Martinique, French West Indies. She is notable for being the first black woman director produced by a major Hollywood studio (MGM), for A Dry White Season, as well as being the only woman filmmaker to have directed Marlon Brando, whom she brought back to the screen after a gap of nine years. Palcy is also the first black artist to win a César Award, the highest French film award. She was also the first black director to direct an actor to an Oscar nomination.

Born in Martinique, Euzhan Palcy grew up studying the films of Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder and Orson Welles. She left for Paris in 1975 to earn a master's degree in French Literature, in theater at the Sorbonne, a D.E.A. in Art and Archeology and a film degree (specializing in cinematography) from renowned Louis Lumière College.

It was in Paris, with the encouragement of her "French Godfather," François Truffaut, that she was able to put together her first feature, Sugar Cane Alley (1983). Shot for less than $1,000,000, it documents through the eyes of a young boy the love and sacrifice of a poor black family living on a Martinique sugar cane plantation in the 1930s. Sugar Cane Alley won over 17 international awards including the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion, as well as the Coppa Volpi (Volpi Cup) for Best Lead Actress Award (Darling Legitimus). It also won the prestigious César Award (the French equivalent to Academy Award) for Best First Feature Film. After seeing Palcy's work, Robert Redford handpicked her to attend the 1984 Sundance Director's Lab (Sundance Institute), becoming her "American Godfather."

Palcy’s interest in humanitarian work and to support the younger generation has been known for years. One of her productions, Moly, is an autobiographical short about a disabled one-legged Senegalese young filmmaker named Moly Kane. The film was screened in Cannes to rapturous acclaim. Palcy announced on stage that Moly Kane will receive the prosthetic leg of his dreams so that he could be free to film with his camera.

Euzhan Palcy Videos

  • Euzhan Palcy at London Film Festival 2018 | Keep It Real
  • Euzhan Palcy - Director
    Euzhan Palcy speaks about the importance of treating crew like family on set.
  • Filmmaker in Focus: Euzhan Palcy

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  • How to book Euzhan Palcy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Euzhan Palcy for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Euzhan Palcy, 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 Euzhan Palcy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Euzhan Palcy?

    Booking fees for Euzhan Palcy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Euzhan Palcy, 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 Euzhan Palcy?

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

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

Euzhan Palcy Speaker Videos

  • Euzhan Palcy at London Film Festival 2018 | Keep It Real
    Euzhan Palcy - Director
    Euzhan Palcy speaks about the importance of treating crew like family on set.
  • Filmmaker in Focus: Euzhan Palcy

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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