Jill Soloway on The Business

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:05 PM (PDT)


Join us for a 90-minute Career Retrospective with writer, director, and showrunner Jill Soloway.

Moderated by Jay Duplass.


Jill Soloway is the creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent which has received two Golden Globes and eight Emmys. Now in its third season, the poignant comedy explores identity, love, sex, God and boundaries through the life of a complicated American family.

Soloway’s unique voice came to the attention of Alan Ball, who invited her to join the writing team on the HBO original series Six Feet Under in 2002. They ultimately served as the series’ co-executive producer. In 2010, Soloway became the executive producer/showrunner for the second season of Showtime’s critically acclaimed United States of Tara.

In 2015, Jill founded TOPPLE, a media brand that seeks to upend the patriarchy by shifting the gaze and inspiring protagonism for women, queer people and people of color. They co-created and directs the new Amazon series I Love Dick, adapted from Chris Kraus’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name.

Soloway co-founded the online channel WIFEY.TV with Rebecca Odes. Their first feature film, Afternoon Delight won the 2013 Directing Award at Sundance. They co-founded the community organization East Side Jews. Jill is the author of the memoir Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants and the upcoming essay collection “Would You Still Love Me If.”

Join the conversation!  Tweet your questions to #SAF, comment on YouTube or email livestream@sagaftra.foundation.