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‘Like Father’: How Filmmaker Lauren Miller Rogen Used Her Own Family Heartbreak to Make a Charming Netflix Dramedy

‘Like Father’: How Filmmaker Lauren Miller Rogen Used Her Own Family Heartbreak to Make a Charming Netflix Dramedy
Lauren Miller Rogen had big plans in 2012. Her first feature, “For a Good Time, Call…,” written alongside her college roommate Katie Anne Naylon and loosely based on the pair’s own adventures, debuted at Sundance and was subsequently bought by Focus Features for a summer release, establishing her as a major talent to watch. She was ready to move onto the next stage of her career and direct a feature.

Then, life got in the way: Her mother had just been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and the disease was advanced enough that Miller Rogen and her husband, fellow actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen, moved her parents to Los Angeles to be closer. Two weeks later, Miller Rogen left for the press tour for “For a Good Time, Call…” It was an understandably “emotional time” for her, she said in a recent interview. The experience provided an emotional foundation for
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2012 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Premieres & Docu. Premieres; West Of Memphis On List

West Of Memphis/Credit: Olivia Hamel

Special Event with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord on Jan. 26

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The fact that most of the Premieres have been produced completely independently further underscores the resourcefulness and tenacity of filmmakers in this climate. That drive and entrepreneurial spirit has pushed narrative and documentary filmmakers alike to create rich stories which will entertain and inspire audiences at the festival and in the year to come.”

Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Featuring one of the most influential directors of all time
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