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"Girls" on track, HBO on board

On Friday, the network announced that it had picked up Dunham’s new comedy series, “Girls,” which she’ll write, direct the pilot and executive produce alongside Judd Apatow. According to HBO, the show, which takes place in New York, is “a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.”

- Melissa Maerz, The LA Times

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'Tiny Furniture' helmer tries on television

Lena Dunham, apropos of her semiautobiographical approach to filmmaking, still lives with her parents in a Tribeca loft. (“I’m reupping a year-long lease,” she quips.) Several months ago, the 24-year-old writer-director-actress worked as a babysitter; now she’s prepping an HBO pilot with Judd Apatow, adapting a book project she is attached to direct for producer Scott Rudin and awaiting the Nov. 12 theatrical release of her second feature, “Tiny Furniture.”

Dunham, who graduated two years ago from Oberlin College with a degree in creative writing, says she was drawn to directing simply as a way to express herself, citing the same approach her mother, conceptual photographer Laurie Simmons, has to her art. “It’s not because she loves the feeling of the camera in her hand,” explains Dunham. “It’s just the medium we’ve found for telling the stories we want to tell.”

- Anthony Kaufman, Variety

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