Nisha Ganatra

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Writer/Director, Nisha Ganatra is an Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner as the Director/Producer of Transparent. She recently sold a half-hour pilot based on her life to NBC/UTV with Amy Poehler producing. She is the Co-EP/Director of the first season of You Me Her, as well as the Co-EP/Director for the upcoming Louis CK and Pamela Adlon show, Better Things.

Nisha's acclaimed début feature, Chutney Popcorn won Audience Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, Newport Film Festival, Paris International Film Festival and Madrid International Film Festival and Best Feature Film Awards at the Outfest Los Angeles, San Francisco Gay and Lesbian film festivals and Munich Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Her sophomore feature, Cosmopolitan starring Carol Kane and Roshan Seth, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival and was selected by Input as one of the top ten films shown on public television. It was the only narrative film chosen for this distinction.

She wrote and directed Beholder for the ITVS/PBS series FUTURESTATES, a modern day TWILIGHT ZONE series starring Jessica Pare(MadMen), Michael McMillian (True Blood), Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains), and Elaine Hendrix. Beholder premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and South By Southwest Film Festival.

Recently, Nisha completed Code Academy as writer/director for the ITVS/PBS series FUTURESTATES. Code Academy stars Alexa PenaVega, Renee Felice Smith, Carlos PenaVega, Makenzie Vega and Janina Gavankar. Which was just optioned by Big Beach Films.

Nisha has directed episodes of Mr. Robot, The Mindy Project, Red Oaks, Married, Shameless and Brooklyn 99.

Nisha has also been presented with Women In Film's Original Vision Award and was selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's Indie Filmmakers to watch.



Master of Fine Arts

New York University

New York, NY