APA Signs ‘What Lies Beneath’ Filmmaker Sarah Kernochan

Sarah Kernochan has signed with APAVariety has learned.

The two-time Academy Award winner, who moves from Gersh, wrote “What Lies Beneath,” starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Her other feature writing credits include “9 ½ Weeks,” starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, plus “Sommersby” with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

Up next, Kernochan wrote “Learning to Drive,” which stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson. The film ranked as the first runner-up for the audience award at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.

The writer, producer and director made her feature film directorial debut with 1998’s “All I Wanna Do,” which she also wrote.

Kernochan won her first Oscar in 1972 for best documentary feature for “Marjoe,” which she produced and directed. She won best documentary short subject in 2002 for “Thoth.”

Kernochan is also repped by managers Dan Halsted and Nate Miller, and Jackoway Tyerman.

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