FEBRUARY 24 2019: “Director and professor Marlee Roberts expects to see more political statements for women at the 2019 Academy Awards where women are lacking in representation among the nominees even in the wake of the #MeToo movement.” -Getty Images
JANUARY 26 2019:
The Roberts Sisters attend Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge at Tekila Mexican Grill & Cantina, Park City Utah.
SEPTEMBER 2018: The Roberts Sisters were invited by Program Vice President Camille Veneracion to speak to the American Association of University Women. During the talk, the duo shared their experiences working collaboratively, progress and problems faced in the entertainment industry, and what they hope to achieve through their work.
For over 130 years, the American Association of University Women has worked together as a national non-profit organization to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Their 2018 strategic plan to involves education and training, economic security and leadership initiatives.
MAY 2018: The 2018 Guy Gallo Memorial Award in Screenwriting has been awarded to the teleplay, UNNATURAL SELECTION. The script was selected by a jury who concluded that the one-hour pilot... "powerfully examines the benefits and the costs of technological advance. Set in the near future, [Unnatural Selection] creates a vivdly imagined world where today's issues of class, race and the pursuit of exceptionalism come into dire focus."
The award is in memory of Guy Gallo, who taught screenwriting at Columbia for over 25 years. Although best known for writing the screenplay of Under the Volcano--which John Huston directed in the early 1980s--Guy Gallo was a writer for television as well. His notable credits include Tales from the Darkside and the film version of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a gifted writer of plays, poems, and essays.
FEBRUARY 2018: Feature film Little Miss Perfect is available now in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland! Following a successful North American festival run and release, the film makes its European debut with distribution by Screenbound Pictures Ltd.
Little Miss Perfect tells the story of an overambitious high school freshman who tries controlling her life by controlling her weight. The international release begins the first day of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
The film is written and directed by Marlee Roberts, executive produced by Karl Bardosh and Nancy Malone and produced by Kathryn Mahler, Joseph Klein, Alec Isaacs, Kathleen Bernath with Sam Besser, Katherine Picariello, and Zachary Gobetz associate producing.
Available online and in stores via the following companies: HMV, Amazon, Virgin and Zavvi.