Impact: With the pilot of “Girls,” “Ruby Sparks,” “Hitchcock” and “Silver Linings Playback,” Becker demonstrated her creative versatility. In “Playbook,” she incorporated several regional design elements that would make a strong visual statement for the film’s suburban Philadelphia home and its dance contest. For “Girls,” she presented her hometown of New York City in a realistic way. “It was thrilling to be told to avoid cuteness and prettiness,” she says. “I feel we really achieved something different in portraying New York on a comedic television show.”
Upcoming: David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” based in part on the Abscam scandal of the late 1970s, set for a Christmas release.