Lena, who admits to being an avid Archie fan since childhood will be creating her own storylines for the classic cartoon family series due for release in 2015.
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Lena Dunham has been signed up by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the recently appointed chief creative officer at Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer to work on Archies comic books, with four issues coming from the talented writer sometime next year.
Lena was tapped by Aguirre-Sacasa when news reached him that the “Girls” star had been discussing with J. J. Abrams, director of Star Wars Episode VII, about her lifelong affection for the comic book characters, having collected some limited editions and even having gone as far as attending the annual conventions staged by Archie comics.
Abrams, a close personal friend of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa suggested that someone with as much talent and creative ability as Lena would be an asset and they should consider taking her on board.
Aguirre-Sacasa didn’t take too long the suggestion put that suggestion to Jon Goldwater, the publisher and co-chief executive of Archie, that she should be sounded out to bring her writing skills and modern concepts to the cartoon family who have been appearing in print as well as on the television screen since the early 1940s, with the original “Archie”or to give him his full title, Archibald “Chick” Andrews always being a feature player alongside.
Announcing the project Jon Goldwater reveals that when he discovered that Lena was a fan of the series, he told Roberto to make it happen, which is exactly what he has done.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed that the entire crew at Archie are thrilled about Lenas coming aboard to write this story, with early concept discussions pointing to what looks like being a fantastic working relationship. “Lena’s take on the Archie gang is funny and real and contemporary. It’s a stunning fit, and I know fans will be excited to read it. I am!” Aguirre-Sacasa enthused
Lena Dunham confirmed her delight at the opportunity to write about not only about Archie, but all of the characters in the series, which is the fulfillment of a childhood dream which not only has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance. “To get to play with these beloved characters is a wild, creative opportunity.” Lena summed up.
Lena Dunham bears the distinction of being the first woman to win a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series, as well as having won two Golden Globe Awards for Girls and the recipient of eight nominations for Emmy Awards as writer, director, actress and producer for her work on the seriesץ
Lena Dunham, who her father is is Protestant, and her mother is Jewish, graduated from Oberlin College, where she studied creative writing. Her first major work was the comedy movie Tiny Furniture, which was released in 2010. It was in Tiny Furniture that Dunham first displayed her tremendous versatility , and close family bonding, playing the lead role of Aura in the movie while her own mother Carole plays Aura’s mother, and her sister Grace took the part of Aura’s sister. The actors Jemima Kirke and Alex Karpovsky who would later go on to appear in Dunham’s television series Girls also featured in Tiny Furniture.
Tiny Furniture received considerable critical approval and was awarded the title of Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest Music and Media Conference
On October 2012, Lena signed a $3.5 million deal with Random House publishers to author her first novel, a collection of essays which will be released under the title of called Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned, which is due to be released in October of this year,