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Another Coppola joins movie business

Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter Gia is the latest member of the family to follow in the director's footsteps - she's shot her first short film.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2010 18:11 IST

Gia Coppola

Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola's granddaughter Gia is the latest member of the family to follow in the director's footsteps - she's shot her first short film.



The 23-year-old, whose father is Coppola's eldest son Gian-Carlo, has taken her first steps into the movie business with a promo for fashion designer Zac Posen, reported

Daily Express

.



Her directorial debut will promote Posen's collection for a US store. The designer is confident that Gia is the next big talent to emerge from the Coppola family.



"She's going to be the next Coppola force to be reckoned with. They just genetically, aesthetically, have something - they're able to capture magic," said Posen.



Coppola's daughter Sofia, Gia's aunt, has forged her own successful directing career, winning an Oscar nomination for the 2003 movie

Lost in Translation

.