Venice, CA - Chelsea is pleased to announce the signing of Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated director Nisha Ganatra for her first commercial representation. Nisha is a heavyweight in the world of episodic television whose latest feature, Late Night, is making big waves following its’ premiere at Sundance 2019.
Late Night, penned by Mindy Kaling and co-starring Kaling and Emma Thompson, premiered to rave reviews and a standing ovation in park City this January. The film was immediately acquired by Amazon for a record-breaking $13M – the festival’s highest ever for a film by a female director - and is set to make a major splash when it hits theaters this summer.
“Nisha is an extraordinary talent and I believe she’s going to become a major influence in the advertising and brand space, with a new perspective to bring to the comedy performance arena,” notes Chelsea President Lisa Mehling.
Nisha won a Golden Globe and received an Emmy nomination for her work on Amazon’s Transparent and is in pre-production on an autobiographical series based on her life for NBC/UTV with Amy Poehler producing. She is the Co-EP and Director of You, Me, Her, as well as Co-EP and Director of the Pamela Adlon series Better Things. Nisha has also directed episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Red Oaks, Fresh Off the Boat, The Last Man on Earth, Mr. Robot, The Mindy Project, Love, Future Man, Dear White People, Married and Shameless.
“I am thrilled to join Chelsea,” notes Ganatra. “Chelsea has always had a such a great reputation and to be working alongside Lisa, Pat, and incredible directors such as Alex Gibney, David Gordon Green, Amir Bar-Lev and Lauren Greenfield is incredibly exciting.”
In 2018 she directed her first branded work: a 7-spot campaign for Google Home featuring comedy heavyweights Amy Poehler, Tiffany Haddish, Amy Sedaris, Chelsea Peretti and Maya Rudolph.
Longtime Chelsea director David Gordon Green spoke his praise for Nisha, with whom he previously collaborated on the acclaimed Amazon series Red Oaks.
“It's always exciting when the voice of an emerging artist begins to be recognized in wider circles of industry and culture,” notes Green. “The balance of humor and humanity that Nisha infuses into her characters presents a refreshing perspective in contemporary storytelling."
For more of Nisha’s work, please visit Chelsea.com