AMPAS ’16: Karen Moncrieff

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are here to tell you!


Karen Moncrieff is an actress, director and screenwriter, known for Blue Car and television soap operas Passions, Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara. After graduating from Rochester Adams High School in 1982, she was crowned Miss Illinois in 1985 and competed in the Miss America pageant in 1986.

Excerpt from FF2 Media review of Blue Car from 2002:

Teenage girl slides inexorably into a sexual relationship with her teacher. An important story which deserves to be well told, but in this case everything is off. The actors all have so much integrity that you want to believe the story, but it’s burdened with excessive melodrama & manipulative “coincidences.”

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Photo: David Strathairn and Agnes Bruckner in Blue Car

Photo Credit: Peer Oppenheimer Production Inc.

Tags: #‎OscarSoWhite, AMPAS, Blue Car, Female Directors, Karen Moncrieff, Make Oscar Gold, Stop Blue Oscar

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