The Directors Guild of America has leveled a six-figure fine against Amazon Studios and Jill Soloway over allegations of misconduct from directors on the "I Love Dick" series, sources have told Variety.Representatives for the DGA, Amazon, and Soloway had no comment. A source told Variety that the directors complained that DGA rules had been violating as they did not receive credit for scenes they shot that subsequently appeared in other episodes. They also alleged that Soloway's activities on the set...
Soloway brings the stories of transgender characters and their cisgender family members to life in the award-winning Amazon Prime series “Transparent,” enjoying a profound impact on its viewers and the culture. It’s a story that should only take on greater resonance now that Soloway has come out as non-binary (preferring to be referred to in gender-neutral pronouns like ‘they’ or ‘their’).
In 2015, Soloway recounted having a conversation with Kim Kardashian about that clan watching the show together. “That we might have had some small effect on the way a much more famous family was able to also welcome their trans-parent into the world,” Soloway said at a Women in Film event of the show’s impact on the family of Caitlyn Jenner. “To go from that feeling of, ‘I don’t quite understand this and I don’t know what it’s going to mean,’ to ‘Oh, my expression of love for my parent is having a global effect,’ it’s crazy to me.”
In addition to “Transparent,” Soloway also executive produces another critically acclaimed Amazon series, “I Love Dick,” and is developing a half-hour musical comedy for the service under their shingle Topple Productions. Early in their career, Soloway developed “The Real Live Brady Bunch” stage show before moving into TV on several WB sitcoms. Soloway wrote for “Six Feet Under” for four seasons before stints on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “United States of Tara” and “How to Make it in America.”
Soloway signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios in 2015, which recently earned a three-year extension.