Nicole Holofcener is a writer and director acclaimed for her work in film and television. Her most recent film, Please Give, won the Spirit Awards’ Robert Altman Award and was nominated for Best Screenplay. The independent comedy-drama starred Catherine Keener and Rebecca Hall. Holofcener got her start in film as production assistant on Woody Allen’s A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy and then moved up to apprentice editor on the director’s Hannah and Her Sisters. Her three previous feature films—Friends with Money, Lovely and Amazing, and Walking and Talking—have all met with critical claim and have won a number of awards. She has also directed episodes of Six Feet Under, Bored to Death, Sex & the City, Gilmore Girls and others.