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Emily Lerer

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EMILY LERER is an award winning writer/director, a semifinalist for Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival and Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival. She made the Coverfly Red List top 20 Thriller Scripts (Turbidity #7), and WeScreenplay Competition top 5% of 60,000 scripts submitted.

Her cervical cancer-focused dramedy, Punch Drunk, premiered at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts and has screened in competition internationally at festivals including the Canadian Screen Award-qualifying Fantasia Film Festival. One of 11 directors chosen for the Alliance of Women Directors Directing the Actors Lab (taught by USC &UCLA Jennifer Warren), AFI Directing with Robert Spera, and Sundance Television Intensive.

She has worked for Shameless (Showtime), Twenties (BET), and Pretty Little Liars-Original Sin (HBO).

Her work encompasses unabashedly raw, gritty stories exploring the messiness of femininity from the perspective of a midwestern, Jewish woman.

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