“Saving Mr. Banks” director John Lee Hancock, Jonah Hill and presenter Marisa Tomei attend Variety’s annual brunch in Palm Springs, CA.
Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch: Ben Falcone, Amma Asante, Anthony Chen, Paul Duane, Maya Forbes, Gita Pullapilly, Aron Gaudet, Gren Wells, Justin Simien and Dome Karukoski. (Not pictured: Clio Barnard)
Honoree Ben Falcone with his wife Melissa McCarthy at Variety’s Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch party at the Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival. The couple co-wrote “Tammy,” his directorial debut, which will be released in the summer.
10 Directors to Watch honorees Amma Asante and Gren Wells at Variety’s Creative Leadership Awards and 10 Directors to Watch Party at the Parker Palm Springs.
Variety’s Steve Gaydos is flanked by directors Paul Duane and John Lee Hancock
One of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch: Anthony Chen, who helmed “Ilo Ilo”
Marisa Tomei presented the Creative Impact award to Jonah Hill. The two starred in 2010’s “Cyrus” together.
Colin Farrell was on hand to support his “Saving Mr. Banks” director John Lee Hancock, recipient of the Creative Impact in Directing Award.
“Saving Mr. Banks” director John Lee Hancock with Disney’s Sean Bailey.
Marisa Tomei and Gren Wells
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ star Jonah Hill received Variety’s Creative Impact Award at Sunday’s brunch.
10 Directors honorees Justin Simien and Dome Karukoski
Disney’s Sean Bailey and Colin Farrell congratulate John Lee Hancock.
10 Directors to Watch honorees Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (“Beneath the Harvest Sky”)
10 Directors to Watch honoree Dome Karukoski (“Heart of a Lion”)
Festival Artistic Director Helen du Toit with Amma Asante
Honoree Maya Forbes unveils “Infinitely Polar Bear” at Sundance.
Melissa McCarthy at Variety’s brunch honoring 10 Directors to Watch