Director David France Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Oscar-nominated filmmaker David France has signed with CAA.

The New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist most recently directed the HBO documentary How to Survive a Pandemic, which he also wrote. The film charts the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, in the U.S. and abroad.

France’s directorial debut, How to Survive a Plague, about AIDS activist group ACT UP,  was nominated for an Oscar, two Emmys, and a Directors Guild Award. The former Newsweek senior editor went from print journalist to award-winning filmmaker with a documentary that was eventually followed by the book How to Survive a Plague.   

France’s credits include The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson and Welcome to Chechnya, which earned a Peabody Award for best documentary as the film portrayed a courageous effort to save Chechnya’s queer community from state-sanctioned persecution.

His books include The Confession and Bag of Toys. France’s film Our Fathers, based on the book Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, earned a WGA nomination.

France’s journalistic work has inspired several films, including the Peabody-winning film Soldier’s Girl, based on his New York Times Magazine story about the transgender girlfriend of a soldier killed in an anti-gay attack.  He earned a WGA nomination for the film.   

France continues to be represented by InkWell Management and Intellectual Property Group.

See also  UTA’s Private Equity Move: A Battle for Scale With CAA and WME