Reed Morano, a 1995 alumna of Hanover High School, is officially in the big leagues, bringing her movies to you on the big screen (and the silver screen, and streaming devices).
Morano is an award-winning director whose career has been on the fast track since the debut of her first directorial feature, Meadowland, in fall 2015. Since then, she’s directed episodes of Showtime’s Billions and AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, but her signature achievement is Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name. She’s already won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her directorial work on that show’s first three episodes.
Before she started working on The Handmaid’s Tale, Morano told the Valley News, she wasn’t sure what she was going to do next.
“Then it all started happening at once,” she said.
Tonight, she will wait to see if she snags the Directors Guild of America’s award for outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series for television. She’s the only female nominated for the honor — her competition includes the directors of three separate episodes of HBO’s powerhouse Game of Thrones and one episode of Stranger Things, the hit Netflix series.
Read the full interview with Morano here.