Callie Khouri

Creator and Executive Producer, Nashville

Callie Khouri galvanized women and sparked nationwide debate in 1991 with the hit movie, Thelma and Louise, her screenwriting debut, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, and for which she won an Oscar. The film was also honored by the WGA for “Best Original Screenplay,” and won a Golden Globe Award, a PEN Literary Award and a BAFTA Award, among others. Recognizing the film’s influence, Glamour Magazine named Khouri one of its Top 10 Women of the Year.

Khouri’s second picture, released in August 1995, was Something to Talk About, followed by her directorial debut, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, in 2002. She directed her second feature, Mad Money, in 2008.
Seguing into television, Khouri collaborated with legendary television producer Steven Bochco and wrote and directed the TV drama pilot, Hollis and Rae. Khouri is currently the creator and executive producer of Nashville for ABC/Lionsgate.