The Sundance Institute has announced the 10 writers selected to participate in its inaugural Episodic Story Lab, which will take place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2…
Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American distribution rights to “Appropriate Behavior,” the Sundance comedy directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, Variety has learned. The film, produced by…
It may be a lesbian Persian-American "Girls" knockoff, but writer-director-star Desiree Akhavan's debut still packs plenty of punch.
On a recent afternoon, Desiree Akhavan was having chicken soup at a diner in Times Squares and marveling over what could be her big break. At 29, her first feature, "Appropriate Behavior," which she…