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Lynn Shelton

BA Drama
Class of 1987
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Best known for writing, directing and producing features such as Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister, Touchy Feely and most recently Laggies, Lynn has emerged as one of the standout independent filmmakers of her generation and a critical darling of film festivals from Sundance to Cannes. On the small screen she has directed episodes of Mad Men, Ben and Kate, and New Girl. She has been honored twice at the Independent Spirit Awards with the prestigious “Someone to Watch” and “John Cassavetes” awards, and at the Sundance Film Festival with a “Special Jury Price for Independence” award. Her work has been praised as “phenomenally funny”, “brilliantly written and acted” and “unfailingly truthful.”