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Tanya Wexler (JOLT)

Tonight's Movie: JOLT

Directed By: Tanya Wexler

Tanya Wexler is an NYC-based film and television director. Her previous films include the critically acclaimed “Hysteria,” a Victorian era-based comedy about the invention of the vibrator starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Rupert Everett, Felicity Jones and Jonathan Pryce. The film had its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where it sold to Sony Pictures Classics. It was released in 2012.

Wexler also directed the feature films “Balls in the House,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (released as “Relative Evil”) and starred Jennifer Tilly, David Strathairn, Jonathan Tucker and Ethan Embry; and “Finding North,” which played at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, NY Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Outfest and Framline, and starred Wendy Makkena and John Benjamin Hickey.

Projects currently in development include the film adaptation of Erica Jong’s best-selling novel “Fear of Flying” and “Girl With No Name,” a revenge western starring Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”).

Wexler was born and raised in Chicago, and received her B.A. in psychology from Yale University. She lives in New York with her wife and four children.


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