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'Ghostlight' (2024): Inside Making the Indie — Filmmaker Interview

Kate Erbland

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Kate Erbland is the New York City–based Editorial Director at IndieWire, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the site's film, TV, awards, and crafts teams, and writes and edits daily. Her work places a special emphasis on female filmmakers, in-depth interviews with performers and creators, and awards season coverage.

She has worked at IndieWire since 2015. During her time at IndieWire, she has shaped the site's coverage and strategy on everything from film festivals to interviews, curated numerous packages (including robust end of the year efforts, '90s Week, and other signature pieces), and somehow lived through six evenings spent backstage in the Oscar trenches.

Her favorite films run the gamut, from classic '90s actioners to "Dirty Dancing" and "Pretty Woman," and whatever Sofia Coppola is doing next. She has a 90-inch projector screen at home (because of course she does), and when she's not watching movies on the big screen, she's probably watching birds out in the world (#birdnerd).

Some of her previous work can be found at a variety of publications, including Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, The Dissolve, Vulture, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, amNY,,, Film School Rejects, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She has served on juries and nominating committees for the Gothams, the Critics Choice Awards, the Cinema Eye Honors, the SXSW Film and TV Festival, DOC NYC, the Sarasota Film Festival, the Nantucket Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest, among others.

She is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the Critics Choice Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Art History from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.

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