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Lydia Pilcher

Lydia Dean Pilcher is a documentary filmmaker and producer. Upon earning an MFA from NYUís prestigious film school, she produced various commercial and independent films, including Martin Scorseseís AFTER HOURS; ROUND MIDNIGHT, directed by Bertrand Tavernier; PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES, directed by John Hughes; and Alan Parkerís MISSISSIPPI BURNING. Pilcher eventually founded Cine Mosaic, her own production company, and has worked as a producer on numerous commercially successful films including Wes Andersonís film, THE DARJEELING LIMITED; JESUSíS SON, directed by Alison Maclean; CRADLE WILL ROCK directed by Tim Robbins, and CHINESE BOX, directed by Wayne Wang. Pilcher has worked extensively with director Mira Nair on films such as KAMA SUTRA: A TALE OF LOVE, MISSISSIPPI MASALA, and THE NAMESAKE.

In 2005, Pilcher was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the HBO feature film IRON JAWED ANGELS. She was also nominated an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and Producerís Guild Award as the Executive Producer of NORMAL in 2004. She has served two terms as vice chair of the Producers Guild of America East and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The New York Production Alliance. (10/09)


Louder Than Our Words
A film by Harriet Hirshhorn and Lydia Pilcher, 1983, 36 min.

A look at civil disobedience and women's rights in the U.S. from the suffragettes through the anti-war and disarmament movements....



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