A graduate of Yale, ADRIENNE WEISS began her career as a theater director but decided become a filmmaker after realizing that in film she could combine her three great passions - riveting storytelling, powerful images and raw, intimate performance. 
Love, Ludlow, her debut director, premiered at Sundance ’05 and starred David Eigenberg (Sex and the City) Brendan Sexton III (Boys Don’t Cry, Russian Doll) and Alicia Goranson (Roseanne). The film screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, was released by Time/Warner DVD and was broadcast on Sundance Channel, Starz and many other cable networks. Adrienne has written and is currently in development for her second feature film, FREE. 

Adrienne has taught private Directing Actors workshops in New York, Los Angeles and London (www.directingactors.com) for over 20 years. She has also taught for many years at the Columbia University Film Program and at the NYU Grad Film program. 

Adrienne works regularly as a script consultant and Directing Actors Coach for feature films, television and commercials. Recent features include Lost Girls (Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne, Netflix, dir. Liz Garbus,) The Farnsworth House (Ralph Fiennes, Elizabeth Debicki, dir. Richard Press) Retablo (Teddy Award Berlin 2018, dir. Alvaro Delgado Aparicio). Other filmmakers/projects she has mentored include Jennifer Fox’s The Tale (HBO) , Heidi Ewing’s Sundance 2020 Award winning, I Carry You With Me filmmakers (Sony Pictures Classics) The Bad Intentions (shortlisted for best foreign film Oscar) along with episodes of Girls, Ray Donovan, American Horror Story, Orange is the New Black, 30 Rock, Damages, In Treatment and Law & Order among many others. 

Prior to her work in film, Adrienne directed numerous theater productions at venues including The New York Shakespeare Festival, Circle Rep, The Women’s Project, Naked Angels and La Mama. With composer Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, No Country for Old Men) she co-founded the theater company The Sticking Place and together she and Burwell co-wrote and she directed a series of fabulist music theater pieces. She also directed the premiere of the jazz opera Golem at the Hoebbel Theater in Berlin, and a series of classic American musicals in Poland.