Naomi Foner

Screenwriter, Producer
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Born: 03/15/1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (6)

Very Good Girls 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bee Season 2005 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Losing Isaiah 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Violets Are Blue 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

Homegrown 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Losing Isaiah 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Actor (2)

Enlightened 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

River Phoenix 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Very Good Girls 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Relationships

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Husband
Married c. 1977 collaborated with wife on "A Dangerous Woman" (1994) and "Losing Isaiah" (1995) separated in January 2008

Maggie Gyllenhaal Actor

Daughter
Born Nov. 16, 1977; father, Stephen Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal Actor

Son
Born Dec. 19, 1980; father, Stephen Gyllenhaal Starred in "The Good Girl" (2002) and "Brokeback Mountain" (2005)

Peter Sarsgaard Actor

Child-In-Law

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1980

Barnard College

New York , New York

Directing Workshop for Women, American Film Institute

Los Angeles , California

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

2013

Makes directorial debut with "Very Good Girls."

1998

Served as executive producer of "Home Grown", directed by Gyllenhaal

1995

Reteamed with husband as producer-writer on "Losing Isaiah"

1993

First screen teaming with husband Stephen Gyllenhaal, was producer and writer on "A Dangerous Woman"

1988

Penned the family drama "Running on Empty"; debut as an executive producer; received Oscar nomination for screenplay

1986

First produced screenplay, "Violets Are Blue"

1977

Created the miniseries "The Best of Families"

1968

Joined Children's Television Workshop; served on production staff of "Sesame Street" and later "The Electric Company" and "3-2-1 Contact"

1968

Was media director for the presidential candidacy of Eugene McCarthy

Will write the biopic of Peyton Place author Grace Metalious, co-produced by and starring Sandra Bullock

Began screenwriting career with the TV series "Visions" (PBS)

Bonus Trivia

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Foner appeared in two episodes of the first season of critically-acclaimed comedy drama "Enlightened" (HBO, 2011-12).

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