Courtney Moorehead Balaker
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Courtney Moorehead Balaker is an award-winning film director, producer, theatre director, and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. Courtney has produced for the likes of Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, NBC News, PBS, and Universal Pictures. She has directed actors such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Catherine Keener, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Courtney wrote, directed, and produced Little Pink House starring two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Capote, Being John Malkovich, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, The Firm, Basic Instinct). The film tells the real-life story of a small-town nurse named Susette Kelo who emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors who battle political and corporate interests bent on seizing their land and handing it over to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. The historic fight goes all the way to the Supreme Court, and unites a nation in the process.