‘Parasite’ Broke Oscar Barriers and So Did the Woman Behind the Neon Release

Published on Feb 14, 2020

Elissa Federoff’s first trip to the Oscars panned out pretty well. The Neon executive VP attended her first Academy Awards February 9 and the boutique distribution label walked away with four major wins for Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” including a history-making Best Picture win. She’s still reeling from the experience, but already recognizes the value of the film’s barrier-breaking wins.

“There was just a really genuine groundswell for this film, and such enthusiasm telling me that everybody was ready for this and everybody wanted that and everybody was so moved by this moment,” Federoff said. “There is starting to feel like a genuine shift of recognition of, this isn’t just the same industry that we’ve historically seen and we want more change within it.”

Federoff is part of that change: As the head of Neon’s theatrical distribution team, she’s one of few women

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Author: Kate Erbland