Speaker Liz Feldman

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Liz Feldman

Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Dead to Me (Netflix)

Over the course of her career, award-winning writer Liz Feldman has carved a space for diverse voices within the entertainment industry.

Feldman is the creator and executive producer of the acclaimed Netflix series, Dead to Me, which was fourth on Netflix’s “Top 10 Most Popular Series of 2019.” Season two premieres May 8 th . The dark comedy, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, is produced by Gloria Sanchez Productions, the female-focused counterpart to Gary Sanchez Productions. NPR TV critic David Bianculli noted, “It's [Liz Feldman’s] career-best work, and it's the career-best work for Applegate and Cardellini, too.”

Feldman won the 2020 Writers Guild Award for Episodic Comedy, and was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award for New Series, on behalf of the show. Feldman began her career as a stand-up comic at the age of sixteen. She is an alumnus of The Second City and The Groundlings. Past television credits include: Blue Collar TV, Hot in Cleveland, The 79th, 86th and 87th Academy Awards,  2 Broke Girls and The Ellen Degeneres Show, for which she won four Emmy ® awards. She also created the NBC sitcom One Big Happy starring Elisha Cuthbert, executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres.

Since 2008, Feldman has been the host of This Just Out, a YouTube talk show that celebrates lesbian culture. The “gay positive” show is filmed at her kitchen table and features LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly actors, comedians, writers and musicians. Feldman has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her wife, musician Rachael Cantu.

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