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Marta Kauffman, Member

Marta Kauffman

Marta Kauffman is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television writer, producer, director, and showrunner. Kauffman 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. Kauffman's other credits include "Georgia," "Five," "Veronica's Closet," "The Powers That Be," "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film," and the documentary "Seeing Allred." Kauffman has served on several Boards of Trustees including CalArts, Oakwood School, The Lung Cancer Foundation of America, Big Sunday, and IKAR.