EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Gabriela Amaral, the Brazilian writer/director and director who received buzz coming out
of this past January’s Sundance Writing Labs for her horror-drama The Father’s Shadow. She was just selected for the Directing Labs in June and will shoot her feature debut in Brazil in January 2015. Rodrigo Teixeira and RT Pictures is producing alongside Acere Film’s Rodrigo Sarti and Rune Tavares. As a scribe, Amaral is currently writing a script for Walter Salles and is also in post on Freeze, a genre short that will play festivals in the fall.