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RACHEL FELDMAN is a film/television director/writer who recently completed LILLY, a drama starring Patricia Clarkson, John Benjamin Hickey, and Thomas Sadoski - based on the life of fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter. The screenplay for LILLY won the Athena List, was a Breaking Through the Lens selection, and was awarded the Ravenal Grant.
Feldman has written & directed episodes, pilots and movies for MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, Lifetime, Freeform, Entertainment One, and the SYFY Channel. Some directing credits include multiple episodes of BLUE BLOODS, THE ROOKIE, CRIMINAL MINDS and the pilot and first season of MGM’s as of yet unaired, THE BAXTERS. Her script KINKS won the ScreenCraft Best Pilot prize, was chosen as a WGA Best Spec Pilot and as a Drama Queens winner, and was the U.S. selection for CannesSeries at MIPTV.
Feldman is a former chair of the DGA Women’s Steering Committee and has been interviewed in docs: "This Changes Everything," Half The Picture," and "Celluloid Ceilings" regarding gender equity in Hollywood. She has an MFA in directing from NYU and taught directing & screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts MFA program.
Feldman was a recipient of the Jerome Foundation grant, the NY State Council of the arts grant, AFI filmmakers grant, and grants from Kodak, Panavision and Technicolor. Her short films have won over 25 awards, broadcast on HBO and PBS.
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