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EMILY LERER is a Directors Guild of Canada award-nominated 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.
"T-Minus" her trans abortion road trip film will be premiering at the Oscar-qualifying Cleveland Film Festival, and won audience awards at Out on Film and Newfest. 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, AFI Directing with Rob Spera, and Sundance Television Intensive. She is a proud member of Array Crew, the Television Academy and the Producers Guild of America.
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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