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Cinematographer and director Reed Morano was born in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2011, She was honored at the Women in Film and Television International’s Crystal and Lucy awards with the 2011 Kodak Vision Award. In the same year, she was named on of Variety’s “10 Cinematographers to Watch.”
By 2013, Morano was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers, making her the youngest member and one of only 14 women in an organization of approximately 345 active members.
Morano won both the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series and the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for The Handmaid’s Tale. She is the first woman to win an Emmy in the Drama Series category in 22 years, and made history as the first woman to ever win both the Emmy and the DGA award in the same year.
Morano is know for her cinematography work on Beyoncé: Lemonade.
Her latest feature film, I Think We’re Alone Now starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, won the Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it debuted in Dramatic Competition. The film also was awarded the prestigious Dolby Atmos grant.
Reed is currently directing The Rhythm Section, a global espionage thriller starring Blake Lively and Jude Law — produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson for Paramount Pictures.