Many people in the industry have worked to give women a larger voice in Hollywood. While Greta Gerwig received an Oscar nomination earlier this year, she remains only the fifth woman ever nominated for the Best Director prize. In the past year, there has been a real push for women to get more power on the directing front. One of the women who has broken out during this time is Reed Morano. With Morano’s rise, many are interested in her vision and projects. With that in mind, Amazon Studios officially struck a deal with Morano to exclusively create a series for their Prime Video streaming service.
Morano may not be a well-known name to some film fans, but she made TV history last year. Last year, her direction of “The Handmaid’s Tale” earned her an Emmy, the first woman to win in dramatic directing in more than 20 years. She also won the DGA award for dramatic television, making her the first woman to ever win both prizes in the same year.
Morano should gain some fans this year with “I Think We’re Alone Now,” a new feature starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning. While our own, Joey Magidson did not necessarily love the film, he loves what Morano accomplishes in the film. “Meadowlands” also showcased her talent in 2015. She came up as a cinematographer and established herself through various strong films and television shows. She shot “Lemonade” for Beyoncé, “Kill Your Darlings,” “The Skeleton Twins” and Martin Scorsese’s “Vinyl” on HBO. Morano deserved a deal like this earlier in her career. Still, it is exciting to see one of the best up and coming directors get a platform to share her vision.