MARTHA COOLIDGE was the first female president of the Directors Guild of America from 2002-2003. She got her MFA at NYU before moving to Los Angeles to begin her career as a director.
Her first feature film Not a Pretty Picture (1976) is a hybrid documentary fiction film exploring a date rape Coolidge suffered as a young woman. She went on to direct commercial fiction feature films starting with Valley Girl (1983) which launched Nicholas Cage’s career as well as her own.
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