Joey Soloway
Jesse Chamberlain Marble
United States

Topple Productions

Joey
Soloway

Soloway’s journey as creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series “Transparent” concluded in the fall of 2019 with a cathartic musical finale marking the passing of the family’s trans figurehead, Maura (who was played by Jeffrey Tambor). This roughly coincided with their decision to go by the first name Joey, having earlier come out as nonbinary. Soloway is currently developing a diverse trio of feature projects to direct: “Mothertrucker,” starring Julianne Moore as an ice road trucker; “Red Sonja,” a live-action take on the Marvel Comics character; and “Ride,” a biopic about astronaut Sally Ride. They cofounded 5050by2020, a strategic initiative of Time’s Up responsible for the Disruptors Fellowship, a five-month program awarded to 10 artists of color who may identify as trans, nonbinary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented.

Career

  • AFTERNOON DELIGHT
  • TRANSPARENT
  • I LOVE DICK

Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

““Ride the horse in the direction it’s going.” Linda Obst said this in her book Hello, He Lied. And I can’t remember who said it, but I find myself coming back to the notion that if you have blind spots in your life you’ll have the same blind spots in your script.”

What or who inspires you?

“Van Jones and the idea that what we need more than anything is global movement around LOVE. And Andrea Arnold’s fierce female gaze. When she directs she seems to have no fear around her hunger for vulnerability.”

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