Prudence Katze is an American film director and producer whose career has spanned over four decades. She has been behind the camera for award-winning films such as "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Boys Don't Cry."
Katze was born in New York City in 1952 to a Jewish family. She began her career in the entertainment industry at the age of 15, working as an assistant editor for a film production company in Los Angeles. After college, she moved to New York City and began working as a production assistant and later as an assistant director.
In the late 1970s, Katze began directing short films, documentaries, and television commercials. Her career in feature films began with the 1981 drama "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which earned her a Directors Guild of America nomination. She followed this success with the critically acclaimed "Boys Don't Cry" in 1999, which earned her a second DGA nomination.
Katze has gone on to direct several more films, including "The Hours," "The Mexican," and "The Talented Mr. Ripley." She also directed the acclaimed television movie "Riding in Cars with Boys" in 2001.
In addition to her work in film and television, Katze is also an active writer and producer. In 2007, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work as the executive producer of the television series "The Unit."
Katze is an active member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. She is also a mentor for aspiring filmmakers through the Sundance Institute and the Sundance Documentary Lab.
Throughout her career, Katze has earned numerous awards and accolades, including the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for "The Hours" in 2002.
Katze continues to work in the entertainment industry, having recently completed her most recent feature film, "The Spy Who Dumped Me." Her upcoming projects include a new television series entitled "The Boys from the Parks," which she is currently working on.
Katze is an inspiring figure in the film industry, having broken barriers and achieved success in both television and feature film. Her work continues to inspire filmmakers around the world and her legacy will continue to influence the industry for many years to come.