EXCLUSIVE: Hot off the TIFF world premiere of her acclaimed Carrie Pilby, director Susan Johnson has signed with Gersh. The pic is about a brilliant young woman who graduates from Harvard at 18 but has no street sense and struggles in areas of morality, relationships, sex and leaving her New York City apartment. It stars Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, Jason Ritter, and William Moseley.

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“We are thrilled and excited that we are now representing such a talented filmmaker whose work brings forth a very original, fresh voice,” said Gersh co-president David Gersh. “Susan demonstrates the ability to get into the mind of her characters and is able to evoke heartfelt performances from her actors that blur the lines between comedy and drama.”

Before Carrie Pilby, Johnson had worked as a producer on films such as Mean Creek and God Help the Girl, on which she was a co-executive producer.