(Cannes 04 May 2018) Patty Jenkins is a writer and director, best known for directing Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster and helming the pilot and finale episode of AMC’s The Killing. She began her career in painting after studying at Cooper Union. While there, she crossed over to filmmaking and went on to work as a cameraperson on commercials and music videos for 9 years before attending the AFI Los Angeles. After graduating, Jenkins wrote and directed Monster, for which she garnered numerous awards and nominations. She also received multiple Emmy nominations and won the DGA award for best dramatic directing, for her work in television.
In 2017, Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was the highest grossing film of the summer, 3rd highest of the year, broke the record for Biggest Grossing Live-Action Film Directed by a Woman – in the US and worldwide – and became the first woman in history to helm a film with a budget over 100 million dollars. The film simultaneously smashed box office records and received critical acclaim, currently ranked at the highest rated superhero movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.
Coming off the success of the first installment, she signed on to direct the Wonder Woman sequel, which is currently in pre-production. Additionally, she recently wrapped production on her TNT, six-episode, limited drama One Day She’ll Darken, on which she directs and serves as executive producer.
On the occasion of the 4th Cannes edition of Women in Motion, Patty Jenkins, whose work has enabled significant progress to be made in the fight for gender equality, will receive her prize at the official Women in Motion dinner on May 13 from François-Henri Pinault, President & CEO of Kering, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes.