- LOS ANGELES
Multi-talented director, writer, actor, and producer Lena Dunham has signed with Biscuit Filmworks for commercial representation in the U.S., U.K., and the Netherlands. This marks Dunham’s first roster representation in advertising, as she expands beyond her award-winning work in film and television.
“Lena is someone who has shaped culture,” commented Rupert Reynolds-MacLean, managing director at Biscuit Filmworks U.K. “Girls inspired a generation of people to tell their stories in an honest and genre-defining way. Her work as a director, writer, and actor is unparalleled and continues to push the boundaries while mastering her craft. She opened the door for so many other filmmakers and artists who might otherwise have been lost to another medium. She is passionate about bringing her wealth of experience to the commercial world and partnering with clients and agencies to make great work. We’re thrilled to join forces with her at Biscuit.”
“We love how Lena’s creative mind works and we couldn’t be more excited to see how her talents translate to our space,” added Shawn Lacy, co-founder, Biscuit Filmworks.
With a distinct and recognizable creative vision, Dunham’s skill, humor, and willingness to take risks in her storytelling has resonated across genres. Her production company GOOD THING GOING is committed to developing auteur-driven projects and has a full slate ranging from films to television, podcasts, theater, books, and beyond. Dunham recently wrote, directed, and produced the film adaptation of Catherine Called Birdy, based on the John Newbery Medal-winning novel by Karen Cushman, and distributed by Amazon Studios. She also wrote, directed, and produced the feature film Sharp Stick, which premiered at Sundance 2022, with an all-female crew. Dunham’s other feature work as a writer/director include her breakthrough hit Tiny Furniture, which won Best Narrative Feature at SXSW 2010.
In television, Dunham is best known for creating the genre-defying hit HBO series Girls, which wrapped after six critically acclaimed seasons. She served as lead actor, director, writer, and executive producer on the series, earning two Golden Globe Awards (for Best Television Series - Comedy and Best Television Actress - Comedy) and eight Emmy Award nominations. With Girls, she also became the first woman to win a DGA Award in the category for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series. Dunham also directed and produced on HBO’s series Industry, and served as executive producer on the HBO Max series Generation.
Also an accomplished author, Dunham’s book of personal essays, titled “Not That Kind of Girl,” was published by Random House in 2014 and became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Random House will also publish her two upcoming books, a memoir and a collection of short stories. Dunham is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Vogue, and The New York Times.