Christine Vachon (b. 1962, Manhattan, New York City) is an American movie producer active in the US independent film sector.
Christine Vachon produced Todd Haynes' controversial first feature, Poison, which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, she has gone on to produce some of the most acclaimed American independent films including Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Boy's Don't Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, SAFE, I Shot Andy Warhol, Go Fish, and Swoon.
Christine, along with partner Pamela Koffler, runs Killer Films. Killer celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2005 and was honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.
Recent Killer releases include Todd Haynes's I'm Not There, starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julianne Moore, and Michelle Williams. Cate Blanchett received both Academy Award and SAG Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and the film was also nominated for 4 Independent Spirit Awards, notching a Best Supporting Actress win for Cate Blanchett.
Killer’s releases for 2008 include Savage Grace, directed by Tom Kalin (Swoon) and starring Julianne Moore; An American Crime, starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page, directed by Tommy O'Haver: Then She Found Me, the directorial debut of Helen Hunt, starring herself, Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick.
Christine's new book, "A KILLER LIFE: HOW AN INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCER SURVIVES DEAL AND DISASTERS IN HOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND" was published in September 2006 by Simon and Schuster. Her first book, "SHOOTING TO KILL" was published in the fall of 1998 by Avon, and was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Director's name in brackets after film title.