Dede Gardner
Courtesy of Dede Gardner
United States
2020

Plan B Entertainment

Dede
Gardner

Co-President

Gardner’s diverse taste is illustrated in the contrast among three of her latest: “Blonde,” director Andrew Dominik’s upcoming movie about the inner life of Marilyn Monroe; writer-director Miranda July’s quirky heist film “Kajillionaire”; and the Amazon miniseries “The Underground Railroad,” a fantastical reimagining of the abolitionists who helped slaves escape in the 1800s. It’s nothing new for Gardner, who, as co-president with Jeremy Kleiner of Brad Pitt’s prodco Plan B, has been responsible for a string of socially conscious and politically provocative movies, including “Selma,” “The Big Short” and “Vice,” earning six Oscar nominations for best picture in the process. She took the statue for 2013’s “12 Years a Slave” and 2016’s “Moonlight,” making her Hollywood’s only female two-time best picture winner. In December 2020, Plan B set a two-year second-look film deal with MGM, reteaming Gardner, Kleiner and Pitt with “Minari” writer-director Lee Isaac Chung for one of the deal’s first projects.

Career

  • AD ASTRA
  • MOONLIGHT
  • NOMADLAND

Education

  • Columbia University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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MGM and Brad Pitt's Plan B Team Up for Films With 'Minari,' 'Bad Education' Directors

MGM and Brad Pitt's Plan B Team Up for Films With 'Minari,' 'Bad Education' Directors

Metro Goldwyn Mayer has signed a two-year second-look film production deal with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner'a Plan B Entertainment.As part of this new pact, Plan B has set several projects with MGM, including a love story from "Minari" writer and director Lee Isaac Chung. The pic centers on a young man lost in New York City's corporate drudgery, who finds love with a beautiful young woman from Hong Kong, only to break up with her out of...

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