Becca Gleason

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Becca Gleason
Nationality USA
Other names Rebecca Gleason
Occupation film director
Known for producing and directing a version of Pride & Prejudice set in modern times.

Rebecca Gleason is a American film director.[1] Her first film, Molly, a short, won the LACMA Young Directors award. Her first feature film, Summer '03, premiered at the 2018 SXSW film festival.

In its review of Summer '03 The New York Times said Gleason's "caustic coming-of-age [film] curiously spares no sympathy for family, friends or faith."[2]

In January 2020 Deadline magazine reported she had sold a script for a television series entitled Work it out.[3] The series, would be set in 1994, and would focus on a fan of Jane Fonda's exercise videos. Gleason was to have been one of the series producers.

In 2021 Netflix announced they had agreed to fund Gleason to direct a new version of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, from her own script.[4][5] The film, to be titled The Netherfield Girls, will be set in the present day, and will star 19-year-old Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, in the lead role, as Lizzie Bennet.

Gleason is also a consulting producer on the upcoming Amazon series The Summer I Turned Pretty.[6]

References

  1. "Becca Gleason". Script Anatomy. Archived from the original on 2021-09-05. https://web.archive.org/web/20210905235005/https://scriptanatomy.com/becca-gleason/. Retrieved 2021-09-05. "Becca recently directed her first feature, SUMMER ‘03 which premiered at SXSW and sold for distribution to Blue Fox Entertainment — you can currently watch it on Amazon Prime." 
  2. Teo Bugbee (2018-09-27). "Review: In ‘Summer ’03,’ Coming of Age Is More Bitter Than Sweet". The New York Times: p. C11. Archived from the original on 2018-09-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20180928114539/nytimes.com/2018/09/27/movies/summer-03-review.html. Retrieved 2021-09-05. "Despite the fond nostalgia shown for Jamie’s elastic chokers and new Harry Potter books, the writer and director Becca Gleason depicts Ohio of the sun-kissed early aughts as an enclave of unrepentant — and frequent anti-Semitic — acrimony." 
  3. Peter White (2020-01-16). "AMC Networks & Studios Developing Projects With Katie Couric, ‘The Report’s Scott Z. Burns, ‘Broad City’s Ilana Glazer & Stephen King – TCA". Deadline magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-02-25. https://web.archive.org/web/20210225220128/https://deadline.com/2020/01/amc-developing-projects-katie-couric-ilana-glazer-stephen-king-scott-z-burns-1202833185/. Retrieved 2021-09-07. "Finally, Work It Out is from exec producer and writer Becca Gleason (Summer ’03) with Anna Camp attached to star and exec produce alongside Search Party co-creator Michael Showalter." 
  4. Rebecca Rubin (2021-06-02). "‘Never Have I Ever’ Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Star in Netflix Rom-Com ‘The Netherfield Girls’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210903005817/https://variety.com/2021/film/news/maitreyi-ramakrishnan-netherfield-girls-netflix-1234986465/. Retrieved 2021-09-05. "Gleason’s first feature film 'Summer ’03,' a comedic drama starring Joey King as a teenager grappling with her grandmother’s death, premiered at South by Southwest in 2018. Most recently, Gleason was a consulting producer on the upcoming Amazon series 'The Summer I Turned Pretty.'" 
  5. "“Never Have I Ever’s” Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Star in Becca Gleason Rom-Com “The Netherfield Girls”". Women and Hollywood. https://womenandhollywood.com/never-have-i-evers-maitreyi-ramakrishnan-to-star-in-becca-gleason-rom-com-the-netherfield-girls/. Retrieved 2021-09-05. 
  6. Brian Welk (2021-06-02). "‘Never Have I Ever’ Breakout Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Lead Contemporary Take on ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Netflix: ”The Netherfield Girls“ will be written and directed by Becca Gleason". The Wrap. Archived from the original on 2021-06-21. https://web.archive.org/web/20210621182711/https://www.thewrap.com/never-have-i-ever-breakout-maitreyi-ramakrishnan-netflix-the-netherfield-girls/. Retrieved 2021-09-05. "Becca Gleason, who made her debut feature with 'Summer ’03' that premiered at SXSW in 2018, will both write and direct 'The Netherfield Girls' for Netflix. Gleason is also a consulting producer on an upcoming Amazon series, 'The Summer I Turned Pretty.'"