Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Sarah Gertrude Shapiro is the co-creator, writer and supervising producer of Lifetime’s hit drama series UnREAL, based on her SXSW award-winning short film Sequin Raze. UnREAL won the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Exciting New Series, and was called “summer’s best TV show” by The Daily Beast and “one of the most interesting dramas in recent memory” by Vulture. In 2013, Shapiro was one of eight women chosen for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

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Talks

Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnREAL) Talks Sean Baker’s Tangerine

By Sarah Gertrude Shapiro | January 22, 2016

Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnREAL) Talks Sean Baker’s Tangerine

The emerging showrunner, who voted seven times for Baker's movie in Talkhouse Film's year-end poll explains why she loves it so much.

Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) Talks with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnREAL) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

By Jonathan Lisecki | August 7, 2015

Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) Talks with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnREAL) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

The creator of the best new TV show of the summer chats about her (long-gestating) overnight success.