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Callie Khouri

Oscar-Winning Writer & Creator of "Nashville"

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Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of hit TV series "Nashville," Callie Khouri talks about her turning point as a music video producer, writing "Thelma & Louise," and the sexism that still exists in Hollywood.  

Callie 's Biography

Callie Khouri is a screenwriter, producer, and director. In 1992 she won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Thelma & Louise. The film, although controversial at the time of its release for its progressive representation of gender politics, has become the iconic "female buddy" film about two women who become too big to be constrained by the world they live in. Today, Thelma & Louise is heralded as a classic American movie.
 
Having lived in Nashville and grown to understand the complex nature of the town, Khouri developed the ABC hit drama series Nashville which premiered to wide acclaim in 2012. Khouri's other films include Something to Talk About, Divine Sisters of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Mad Money.

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