Initially discovered for her original voice in breakout film Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham has gone on to win two Golden Globe Awards®, including Best Actress for her work on Girls, which was created by Dunham and helmed by Jenni Konner, whose other work includes the limited series Camping and Undeclared. In a can’t miss conversation with Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning actress America Ferrera, Dunham and Konner discussed Girls, the industry, and the highs and lows of their careers at Tribeca 2017.
Lena Dunham created and starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also served as executive producer, writer, and director. She was nominated for eight Emmy® awards and has won two Golden Globes®, including Best Actress for her work on Girls. In 2010, she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for her feature Tiny Furniture, which she also starred in and directed. In 2013, Dunham made history as the first female to win a DGA award in the Best TV Comedy Director category.
Jenni Konner (Executive Producer) is a writer, director and producer best known for executive producing and writing Girls, which ran for six acclaimed seasons on HBO. Over the course of its run, Girls was nominated for two Emmys® for Outstanding Comedy Series and won the 2013 Golden Globe® for Best Comedy Television Series as well as the 2013 BAFTA for Best International Show. Konner also wrote and directed the limited series Camping for HBO. She began her career as a writer on Judd Apatow's celebrated television series, Undeclared. Her additional producing credits include the HBO documentaries It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise and Suited. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she runs her production company, I Am Jenni Konner Productions.
America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, director and producer known for her breakthrough role as “Betty Suarez” on ABC’s hit comedy, Ugly Betty. For her performance, Ferrera was recognized with a Golden Globe®, Emmy® and SAG Award. Ferrera most recently produced and starred in the NBC workplace comedy, Superstore. She also executive produced and directed episodes of NETFLIX’s new Latinx Dramedy, Gentefied. In 2018, Ferrera released her first book, American Like Me, a New York Times best-seller. In 2017, she worked as one of the driving forces alongside other powerful women in Hollywood to establish the TIME’S UP movement.
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