Director / EP
Nisha Ganatra is a Golden Globe winner and an Emmy nominee for her work as the Director/Producer of “Transparent.” Recently she directed THE HIGH NOTE for Working Title and Focus Features, starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Ice Cube, June Diane Raphael, Dakota Johnson, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Ganatra’s previous film LATE NIGHT, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, premiered at Sundance. It sold to Amazon in a record-breaking deal and garnered the highest streaming numbers of the year. Her acclaimed debut feature CHUTNEY POPCORN, with Jill Hennessy and Sakina Jaffrey, won audience awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, Newport Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, and many more. Her sophomore feature COSMOPOLITAN, starring Carol Kane and Roshan Seth, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival. In television, Ganatra directed Liz Sarnoff’s pilot, “Highland,” and sold a drama project to ABC and a comedy pilot to NBC, with Amy Poehler producing. She was the Co-Executive Producer/Director for “Better Things” with Pamela Adlon and the Co-Executive Producer/Director on “You Me Her.” She also created CODE ACADEMY for the ITVS/PBS series “FutureStates.” Ganatra has directed episodes of “Girls,” “Dear White People,” “Future Man,” “Mr. Robot,” “Shameless,” “Married,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Last Man on Earth,” “Love,” and “Black Monday.” which went on to win several festivals in the US and Awards in Canada.