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Jill Soloway
Most Creative People 2016

Jill Soloway

Writer, director, producer, Topple | Los Angeles

For televising the revolution
Most Creative People

As the Emmy-winning creator and showrunner of Amazon Studios' radical, gender-defying hit show Transparent, Jill Soloway has spent years of her life fighting the man—or at least the dominant male point of view. Now she’s doing it on even more fronts. The Hollywood veteran (Six Feet Under) and cofounder of the female-driven video-sharing site Wifey.tv launched a production company with an overall deal at Amazon Studios last year called Topple to bring female and alternative voices to television and film. Among those in development: I Love Dick, a half-hour comedy based on a provocative cult novel about a married woman’s romantic obsession, and Ten Aker Wood, a film about a woman in a failing marriage who seeks refuge on a pot farm. But Soloway’s greatest accomplishment may be behind the scenes, in hiring women and members of the LGBT community on both sides of the camera. The directors for Transparent’s third season, for example, are exclusively women or trans. She’s becoming so prolific and powerful that some are starting to see her as the Shonda Rhimes of the streaming world, a comparison she’s happy to own. 

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