Tribeca Talks: Storytellers - Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner with America Ferrera

Tribeca Talks: Storytellers

60 MINUTES |

TRIBECA TALKS: STORYTELLERS - LENA DUNHAM AND JENNI KONNER WITH AMERICA FERRERA

Initially discovered for her original voice in breakout film Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham has since gone on to win a Golden Globe® for her performance in Girls, which was created by Dunham and is helmed by Jenni Konner, whose other work includes the series Help Me Help You. The duo also co-founded the media brand Lenny, home of the feminist weekly newsletter Lenny Letter (LennyLetter.com). In a can’t miss conversation with Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning actress America Ferrera, Dunham and Konner will discuss Girls, the industry, and the highs and lows of their careers.

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America Ferrera

America Ferrera

America Ferrera is an award-winning actress and producer who is perhaps best known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez on ABC’s hit comedy, Ugly Betty, for which she won a Golden Globe®, Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award®, as well as ALMA and Imagen Awards. Ferrera currently produces and stars in the NBC workplace comedy, Superstore, which was recently picked up for a third season. She recently Executive Produced Refinery 29’s Behind the Headlines and Only Girl. In July 2016, America spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on behalf of women’s rights and immigration in support of Hillary Clinton. Behind the scenes, America has started her own television and film production company, Take Fountain.

Jenni Konner

Jenni Konner

Jenni Konner is a writer, director, and executive producer of Girls on HBO. She began her career as a writer on Judd Apatow's celebrated television series, Undeclared. In 2014, she and Lena Dunham co-founded A Casual Romance Productions. She and Lena are also the co-founders of LennyLetter.com, which launched last fall.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is the creator and star of the critically acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer, and director. She has been 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.