MARTA KAUFFMAN – BIO
Marta recently finished the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. She may be best known for creating NBC’s long-running hit Friends with David Crane. The iconic series ran for 10 seasons and earned 63 Emmy nominations, winning Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002. Reruns continue to delight with Friends: The Reunion being a ratings juggernaut. She and David Crane also created HBO’s Dream On recognized with CableAce Awards and additional Emmy nominations. The Writers Guild of America, West awarded Kauffman and Crane the 2016 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for lifetime achievement in television writing. She also earned the 2016 Outstanding Television Writer award at the 23rd annual Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference as well as the Kieser Humanitas Award. She recently received an Honorary Doctorate from Brandeis University. Marta’s other credits include Georgia, Five, Joey, Veronica’s Closet, The Powers That Be, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film and the documentary Seeing Allred.