Adele Romanski

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Adele Romanski
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Adele Marie Romanski

(1982-11-10) November 10, 1982 (age 37)
Alma materFlorida State University (BFA)
OccupationFilm producer
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)James Laxton

Adele Romanski (/əˈdlə rˈmænsk/) is an independent film producer. She is best known for producing the films Moonlight and The Myth of the American Sleepover. Moonlight received eight Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards,[1] winning Best Picture for Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Romanski grew up in Venice, Florida. She graduated from Pine View School in 2001, later graduating from Florida State University in 2004.[4] She attended FSU with director Barry Jenkins.[5]

She is married to Academy Award nominated cinematographer James Laxton, who has worked on several of the films she produced.[6]


In January 2017 it was announced Romanski would be an executive producer on season 2 of The Girlfriend Experience.[7] She produced Under the Silver Lake, which was released in 2018. She was instrumental in instigating Barry Jenkins' sophomore feature, Moonlight, including getting him to decide on concepts, scouting locations and recommending Mahershala Ali for the role of Juan.[8][9] She won an Academy Award for Best Picture for producing her 2016 film Moonlight.

In addition to producing, Romanski has also written and directed the 2012 film Leave Me Like You Found Me.[10][11]

In February 2018, she was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.[12]



Year Film Director Other notes
2010 The Myth of the American Sleepover David Robert Mitchell Nominated—Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award
The Freebie Katie Aselton
2012 Black Rock
2013 Bad Milo! Jacob Vaughan
2014 War Story Mark Jackson Co-producer
2016 Kicks Justin Tipping
Morris from America Chad Hartigan U.S. Dramatic Competition—2016 Sundance Film Festival
Moonlight Barry Jenkins Academy Award for Best Picture
BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Independent Spirit Award for Best Film
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film
Nominated—Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
2017 Gemini Aaron Katz
2018 Under the Silver Lake David Robert Mitchell
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins Independent Spirit Award for Best Film[13]
2020 Never Rarely Sometimes Always Eliza Hittman


Year Title Notes
2017 The Girlfriend Experience Season 2
TBA The Underground Railroad Limited series


  1. ^ "Oscars Nominations 2017: The Complete List of Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  2. ^ Rothman, Michael (February 26, 2017). "'Moonlight' wins best picture after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced". ABC News. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ O'Falt, Chris. "Crafting "Moonlight": How a $1.5 Million Indie Got 8 Oscar Nominations | IndieWire". IndieWire. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Heller, Dave. "FSU alumni make history with 8 Oscar nominations for 'Moonlight'". Florida State University. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Keegan, Rebecca. "To give birth to 'Moonlight,' writer-director Barry Jenkins dug deep into his past". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Pressberg, Matt. "Oscar Nominee Reactions: Meryl Streep Sends GIF, Jeff Bridges Says 'Woo Hoo!'". TheWrap. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Sandberg, Bryn. "Starz' 'The Girlfriend Experience' Sets Trio for Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  8. ^ Stephenson, Will. "Where's The Next Film, Barry?". The Fader. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Grady, Pam. "With 'Moonlight' and more, Mahershala Ali hits stratosphere". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  10. ^ Schoenbrun, Dan (12 March 2012). "Five Questions with Leave Me Like You Found Me Director Adele Romanski". Filmmaker. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  11. ^ Kohn, Eric (13 March 2012). "SXSW REVIEW:Adele Romanski's 'Leave Me Like You Found Me' Wisely Studies a Relationship on the Rocks". IndieWire. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  12. ^ "The International Jury 2018". 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Here are the Winners of the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards". Film Independent. 2019-02-24. Retrieved 2019-02-24.

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