Variety's 16th annual list highlights up-and-coming helmers
Variety has unveiled its 16th annual Directors to Watch list.The list of up-and-coming helmers is chosen annually through surveys of industry insiders as well as Variety’s critics, editors and reporters. The 2011 selections are: Richard Ayoade (“Submarine”) Daniel Espinosa (“Snabba Cash,” “Safe House”) Ed Gass-Donnelly (“Small Town Murder Songs”) Elgin James (“Little Birds”) Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) Baran Bo Odar (“The Silence”) Andre Ovredal (“The Troll Hunter”) Denis Villeneueve (“Incendies”) Juanita Wilson (“As If I Am Not There”) Jason Winer (“Arthur”) Full profiles of the helmers will be included in Variety’s Directors to Watch issue on Jan. 7. The helmers will be feted at a reception held Jan. 9 as part of the Palm Springs Film Festival.
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