Lulu Wang
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Wang’s “The Farewell” wouldn’t be seen as a blockbuster at the box office, earning just $22.5 million worldwide, but it managed to score the biggest per-theater average gross of 2019, besting “Avengers: Endgame,” despite most of the dialogue being in Mandarin. And the semi-autobio­graphical film — about a young woman returning to her Chinese homeland to say goodbye to a grandmother being kept in the dark about the cancer that’s killing her — was an artistic triumph, earning star Awkwafina a Golden Globe Award and notching Wang as a filmmaker to watch. Next, she is set to write and exec produce Amazon series “The Expatriates” — with Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films — and helm a reimagining of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2013 family drama “Like Father, Like Son.”

Career

  • POSTHUMOUS
  • THE FAREWELL

Education

  • Boston College (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
  • Women's Impact
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Lulu Wang, Dani Melia Set First-Look TV Deal at Amazon, Form Production Company Local Time

Lulu Wang, Dani Melia Set First-Look TV Deal at Amazon, Form Production Company Local Time

Lulu Wang and Dani Melia have signed a first-look television deal with Amazon via their newly formed production company, Local Time.Wang and Melia first worked together on the critically-acclaimed 2019 feature "The Farewell." Under the deal, Local Time will develop shows from emerging storytellers for Amazon. Wang is currently directing and executive producing the Amazon drama series "Expats," based on the Janice Y.K. Lee novel "The Expatriates." The Hong Kong-set series stars Nicole Kidman, who also executive produces."We’re thrilled to...

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