Stacey Sher, Producer of ‘Erin Brockovich’, to be Honored at Locarno Festival

American producer Stacey Sher will be honored with the prestigious Raimondo Rezzonico Award at this year’s Locarno Film Festival, taking place from August 7 to 17. The award ceremony will take place on August 8 at the festival’s renowned Piazza Grande, where two films from Sher’s illustrious career, “Erin Brockovich” and “Django Unchained,” will be screened. Additionally, on August 9, Sher will lead a panel discussion at the Forum @ Spazio Cinema.

The Locarno Film Festival describes the award as a recognition of “outstanding personalities who have played a major role in international production.” Sher is a prominent figure in American independent cinema, with credits including iconic films like “Pulp Fiction,” “Get Shorty,” “Matilda,” “Gattaca,” and “Out of Sight.” She has also worked on successful series such as “Reno 911!” and the Emmy award-winning “Mrs. America.” In 2021, Sher produced the 93rd Academy Award ceremony alongside Steven Soderbergh.

Giona A. Nazzaro, Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, praised Sher’s contribution to independent cinema, stating that she has reshaped our perceptions of the genre. He highlighted her collaborations with acclaimed filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh, emphasizing her vision and commitment to the craft of filmmaking. Nazzaro commended Sher’s willingness to push boundaries in filmmaking, citing examples from her diverse filmography.

Celebrating Stacey Sher’s remarkable achievements at the Locarno Film Festival and presenting her with the esteemed Raimondo Rezzonico Award is a source of pride and delight for the festival organizers, as well as a treat for film enthusiasts worldwide.

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