Academy Award winner DAMIEN CHAZELLE (Directed by/Produced
by) most recently wrote and directed the musical La La Land, which earned 14
Oscar nominations, winning six awards, including Best Director for Chazelle,
who is the youngest director to receive the award. The film also won a
record-breaking seven Golden Globe Awards and was also honored with five British
Academy of Film and Television Arts Award wins and 11 nominations.
His previous film, 2014's Whiplash, received five Academy Award nominations
and three wins, including Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons. His 2013
short, based on the Whiplash screenplay, won the Short Film Jury Prize at the
Sundance Film Festival and, the following year the feature film took home both
the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award from the festival.
Chazelle made his first feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, as an
undergraduate student at Harvard University. The film was named one of the best
films of the year by The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, The
Village Voice and others.
Upcoming in television, Chazelle has the musical drama The Eddy for Netflix,
and a straight-to-series order for a drama series for Apple TV, which he will
direct and executive produce.
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