Julie France is an acclaimed film and television director, originally from New York. She is best known for her work on television series such as Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty, and Orange Is the New Black.
France began her career in the entertainment industry as a production assistant for various independent films in the early 1990s. She then moved up the ranks as a production coordinator, assistant director, and eventually director. In 2001, she made her directorial debut with the feature film The Housewife. The film was well-received by critics and audiences, and France earned several award nominations and wins.
Since then, France has directed over 30 television episodes for a variety of shows, including Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty, Orange Is the New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, and This Is Us. Her work on these shows has earned her multiple Emmy Award nominations, as well as a Directors Guild of America Award nomination.
In addition to her directing work, France has also worked as a producer, writer, and consultant. She is a founding member of the Creative Coalition, an organization that seeks to provide education and advocacy for the creative community.
France also served as a judge for the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, and was a mentor for the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women.
France continues to work in the industry, recently directing episodes of the Netflix series The Kominsky Method, as well as the upcoming feature film, The Night Before. She is also in development on a feature-length documentary film.
Julie France is an accomplished director who has contributed to some of the most popular television series of the past decade. Her work continues to be celebrated and her legacy in the industry is secure.