Women run the world (so says Beyonce and we’re inclined to side with her on that one) but you might not be as familiar with the women who are running the show at Netflix.
Did you know Rachel Morrison made history as the first female cinematographer ever to be nominated for an Academy Award? Or that Mary Harron directed the entire first season of Alias Grace?
This International Women’s Day we salute the first ladies of Netflix – the women who are creating and defining the heroines we can’t wait to watch, season after season, all while paving the way for women of the future.
Tina Fey: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The creator of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been nominated for 15 awards for her work on the show, including outstanding comedy series and comedy episode of the year.
Jenji is the woman behind of some of your favorite Netflix shows: Orange is the New Black and GLOW. In 2014, she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Lena Waithe: Master of None
Lena made history as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing for the show’s ‘Thanksgiving’ episode.
Rachel Morrison: Mudbound
Rachel Morrison brought that magical, sun-worn feel to Mudbound, and was the first female cinematographer ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Mary Harron: Alias Grace
Mary Harron was in the directors chairs for every episode Alias Grace – her first time directing a series from start to finish. The series has already been nominated for five awards in 2018.
Francesca Delbanco: Friends From College
Francesca is the co-creator, showrunner and executive producer for Friends From College. She’s also made her foray into writing with the show, penning three episodes in the first season.