Fran Rubel Kuzui is an American film director and producer. She was a script supervisor for a decade, prior to her first film ‘TOKYO POP’ (1988), which she co-wrote and directed. The movie was shown at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival and received critical acclaim for its depiction of an American woman trying to make sense of the Japanese youth culture.
However, she’s best known as the director of the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kuzui served as an executive producer on the TV series and its spin-off Angel.
Along with husband Kaz Kuzui, she founded Kuzui Enterprises, a leader in independent film distribution in Japan that distributes U.S. films there and imports Japanese films for the U.S. market.