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GLAAD Awards: ‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Accepts Comedy Series Nod

Accepting the GLAAD Media Award for Best Comedy Series, Transparent creator-writer-producer Jill Soloway had plenty to say, but pretty much sums up her feelings with “GLAAD makes the world safer for people to walk out of their front door.” Awards were handed out tonight at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. – Kinsey Lowe, Deadline Hollywood 
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Amazon renews Transparent for a second season

Amazon Studios has renewed Transparent for a second season, an entirely predictable move considering the show has been number one on Amazon Prime since its launch two weeks ago. Jill Soloway’s dramedy starring Jeffrey Tambor as the transgendered matriarch of a dysfunctional L.A. clan has been a hit with critics—Variety’s Brian Lowry calls the series “the sort of breakthrough” Amazon has been looking for in its bid to challenge Netflix. – Katie Rife,The A.V. Club
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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway: Online Streaming Is A ‘Creative Explosion’

[Jill Soloway] made her name as writer and producer on HBO’s Six Feet Under and Showtime’s United States of Tara before writing and directing the indie feature Afternoon Delight, which won her the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance in 2013. She also co-created the site Wifey.tv with Rebecca Odes, which publishes daily video content geared towards women. […] Because [Transparent]’s streaming online, Soloway says she had to approach the project differently than she would an indie feature or a cable or network show. “One of the things I try to do as a creator is take very seriously that people have a lot of entertainment options,” she says. “Whether it’s ABC or CBS or NBC or Facebook or video games, I knew I needed to make something where somebody would go to work and somebody else would say, ‘You have to see this.’ That’s the mandate.” – Dina Gachman,Forbes
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