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Stella Meghie

Stella Meghie is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. She is known for her feature films Jean of the Joneses (2016), Everything, Everything (2017), The Weekend (2018), and The Photograph (2020). Meghie has also directed episodes for television series including Grown-ish, Insecure and First Wives Club. She is set to direct the Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (2022).

Stella Meghie
Stella Meghie in 2020
Born
Alma materUniversity of Waterloo
University of Westminster
OccupationDirector, writer, producer
Years active2012–present
Known forJean of the Joneses, The Weekend, The Photograph

For her debut feature, Meghie was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards. She has also received nominations from the Canadian Screen Awards and NAACP Image Awards.

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Meghie was born in Toronto, Ontario to Jamaican immigrant parents. She pursued a degree in writing at the University of Waterloo, before beginning a career as a public relations agent in New York City's fashion industry. In 2007, she quit her job to return to school and received a degree in screenwriting from the University of Westminster.

In 2016, Meghie made her feature film debut with the indie comedy-drama Jean of the Joneses which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. The film received a nomination for Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards and two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017. Meghie was also nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category.

After her first picture, Meghie began work on studio features. She directed the romance film Everything, Everything (2017), an adaptation of the New York Times best selling novel Everything, Everything. The film starred Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson and was a commercial success, grossing $61 million worldwide on a production budget of $10 million.

Marking her return to indie features, Meghie's film The Weekend premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The indie film was shot in just under two weeks from a script Meghie had written years prior.

In 2020, Meghie directed her fourth feature film, The Photograph. The film was inspired by Meghie's own grandmother who reconnected with a daughter she had not seen in almost thirty years. Starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, the film received generally favourable reviews and grossed $20 million.

Meghie is now slated to direct a Whitney Houston biopic for Sony Pictures titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody. The film is set to star Naomi Ackie as Houston. The screenplay will be written by Anthony McCarten.

Feature films

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
2016 Jean of the Joneses Yes Yes Yes
2017 Everything, Everything Yes No No
2018 The Weekend Yes Yes Yes
2020 The Photograph Yes Yes No
2022 I Wanna Dance With Somebody Yes No No Pre-production

Television

Year Title Credited as Episode(s)
Director Writer Producer
2018-2019 Grown-ish Yes No No "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", "Fake Love"
2017 Insecure Yes No No "Fresh-Like", "Lowkey Movin' On"
2018 First Wives Club Yes No No "The Glow Up"
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Stella Meghie
Stella Meghie Language Watch Edit Stella Meghie is a Canadian film director and screenwriter She is known for her feature films Jean of the Joneses 2016 Everything Everything 2017 The Weekend 2018 and The Photograph 2020 1 Meghie has also directed episodes for television series including Grown ish Insecure and First Wives Club She is set to direct the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody 2022 2 Stella MeghieStella Meghie in 2020BornToronto Ontario CanadaAlma materUniversity of Waterloo University of WestminsterOccupationDirector writer producerYears active2012 presentKnown forJean of the Joneses The Weekend The Photograph For her debut feature Meghie was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards 3 She has also received nominations from the Canadian Screen Awards and NAACP Image Awards 4 5 Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 3 1 Feature films 3 2 Television 4 References 5 External linksEarly life EditMeghie was born in Toronto Ontario to Jamaican immigrant parents 6 She pursued a degree in writing at the University of Waterloo before beginning a career as a public relations agent in New York City s fashion industry 7 In 2007 she quit her job to return to school and received a degree in screenwriting from the University of Westminster 8 Career EditIn 2016 Meghie made her feature film debut with the indie comedy drama Jean of the Joneses which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival 9 The film received a nomination for Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards and two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017 Meghie was also nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category 10 After her first picture Meghie began work on studio features She directed the romance film Everything Everything 2017 an adaptation of the New York Times best selling novel Everything Everything 11 The film starred Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson and was a commercial success grossing 61 million worldwide on a production budget of 10 million 12 Marking her return to indie features Meghie s film The Weekend premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival 13 The indie film was shot in just under two weeks from a script Meghie had written years prior 14 In 2020 Meghie directed her fourth feature film The Photograph The film was inspired by Meghie s own grandmother who reconnected with a daughter she had not seen in almost thirty years 15 Starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield the film received generally favourable reviews and grossed 20 million 16 17 Meghie is now slated to direct a Whitney Houston biopic for Sony Pictures titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody 18 The film is set to star Naomi Ackie as Houston 19 The screenplay will be written by Anthony McCarten 18 Filmography EditFeature films Edit Year Film Credited as NotesDirector Writer Producer2016 Jean of the Joneses Yes Yes Yes2017 Everything Everything Yes No No2018 The Weekend Yes Yes Yes2020 The Photograph Yes Yes No2022 I Wanna Dance With Somebody Yes No No Pre productionTelevision Edit Year Title Credited as Episode s Director Writer Producer2018 2019 Grown ish Yes No No Bitch Don t Kill My Vibe Fake Love 2017 Insecure Yes No No Fresh Like Lowkey Movin On 2018 First Wives Club Yes No No The Glow Up References Edit Canadian director Stella Meghie on how her indie film led her to Hollywood CTV News September 13 2016 Fleming Mike Jr 2020 08 04 Sony s TriStar Wins Auction For Whitney Houston Biopic Anthony McCarten Script Stella Meghie Directs Clive Davis amp Estate Aboard Deadline Retrieved 2020 08 05 Dry Jude 2017 02 25 Robert Eggers Wins Independent Spirit Best First Screenplay Award For The Witch IndieWire Retrieved 2021 02 23 CBC Films Jean of the Joneses www cbc ca Retrieved 2021 02 23 Ava DuVernay named Entertainer of the Year at the 49th NAACP Image Awards The Los Angeles Times latimes com Retrieved 2021 02 23 Jean of the Joneses Director Stella Meghie Is One to Watch Ebony October 21 2016 Parris Amanda May 19 2017 In the 2010s Stella Meghie proved that Canadian women of colour can take over Hollywood Stella Meghie makes her directorial debut with Jean of the Joneses Q November 16 2016 Boykin Eboni March 11 2016 SXSW 2016 Women Directors Meet Stella Meghie Jean of the Joneses Retrieved July 20 2016 The Canadian Screen Awards nominations are out Now January 17 2017 Kit Boris Ford Rebecca July 20 2016 Amandla Stenberg Nick Robinson to Star in Everything Everything Exclusive Retrieved July 20 2016 Everything Everything Box Office Mojo Retrieved 2021 02 23 ANDERSON TRE VELL Stella Meghie and Sasheer Zamata bring the black rom com to Toronto with The Weekend Retrieved 12 September 2018 Desta Yohana The Weekend Stella Meghie s Chamber Comedy Is Catnip for Autumn Enthusiasts Vanity Fair Retrieved 2021 02 23 The Photograph Writer Reveals Film Is Based On Her Grandmother Who Had A Daughter She Hadn t Seen In 30 Years Essence Retrieved 2021 02 23 The Photograph Box Office Mojo Retrieved 2021 02 23 The Photograph 2020 retrieved 2021 02 23 a b Sony Picks Up Whitney Houston Biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody The Hollywood Reporter 2020 08 04 Retrieved 2021 02 23 Whitney Houston Biopic Finds Its Star in Naomi Ackie Exclusive The Hollywood Reporter 2020 12 15 Retrieved 2021 02 23 External links EditStella Meghie at IMDb Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stella Meghie amp oldid 1012710538, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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