Callie Khouri

Academy Award–winning film and television writer, director, producer

Until we reconcile our history, unflinchingly and courageously face the truth of our history, we will not be able to move forward as a country. Truth comes before reconciliation. We must come together, overcome our differences, or we risk losing our Democracy and the soul of our nation.

Callie Khouri is the Oscar Award-winning screenwriter of Thelma & Louise, and the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama, Nashville. She serves as a Trustee on the board of Fisk University in Nashville, TN. She recently directed Patsy & Loretta for Lifetime Network.

She is currently preparing to direct the feature film Cake for Roadside Attractions this year. Callie currently has several series projects in development, including Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood with Village Roadshow, and she is currently developing stage musical versions of Thelma & Louise and Nashville.