|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Rachel Feldman is an accomplished director and writer. As a director, she's helmed many fine episodes and movies for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, SYFY, DISNEY CHANNEL, LIFETIME, and TEEN NICK, working with the finest producers, actors, and technicians in our industry. She's produced, written, and directed numerous award winning independent short films broadcast on HBO and PBS. Rachel has written movies for LIFETIME and FREEFORM, optioned features to Dean Devlin, Ridley Scott, Jon Avnet, and Jodie Foster, and created web series for Mattel and TNT.
Rachel is the recipient of the 2016 Ravenal Grant (for female directors over 40) and an Athena List winner (the Black List for screenplays featuring female protagonists) for FAIR FIGHT, a suspense drama based on the life of Lilly Ledbetter, the woman for whom President Obama named The Fair Pay Act. Her provocative pilot KINKS won the WGA Drama Queens Award for best spec pilot and is a Sundance Lab finalist.
A passionate mentor and activist, Rachel has taught directing in the MFA program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Loyola Marymount University. She chaired the DGA Women's Steering Committee, where she produced the 2013 Women of Action Summit, the first event in the 85 year history of the guild that brought hundreds of America's most prominent women directors together for the first time.
Rachel holds an MFA from NYU in directing, where her graduate thesis film won top awards and garnered grants from The AFI, The NEA, The Jerome Foundation, Kodak, Panavision, and Technicolor. Her BA is from Sarah Lawrence College and Parsons School of Design.
Among Rachel's many credits as a prolific child actor, she voiced the character of Lucy in Peanuts animation. Years later, she enjoyed a stint on Madison Avenue as a junior art director/copywriter at Young & Rubicam. Her first jobs in Hollywood were storyboarding studio pictures for directors: Brian De Palma, Peter Yates and Jerry Belson.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: RACHEL Feldman