At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.
Digital Conversation with Directors/Producers Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Depres and Producer Kerry Washington, moderated by Shaniqua McClendon, Political Director at Crooked Media.
Event participants bio
Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Depres, Director/Producer
Elyse Steinberg, Joshua Kriegman, and Eli Despres previously collaborated on the documentary Weiner, a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner and BAFTA Award nominee that was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Steinberg and Kriegman were co-directors/producers (nominated for a DGA Award), and Despres was the editor and writer. Together, they created, co-directed, and executive produced the critically acclaimed Showtime docu-series Couples Therapy, which made numerous critics top-ten lists for 2019 and has just been renewed for its second season.
Kerry Washington, Producer
Kerry Washington is an acclaimed Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe nominated actor, director, producer, and activist. Through her company Simpson Street, Washington recently produced American Son, which was nominated for a PGA Award and three NAACP Image Awards. Producing credits include the WGA Award-winning Confirmation, Scandal, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times and the upcoming Little Fires Everywhere for Hulu with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Projects currently in development include Shadow Force for Lionsgate, Disney/Fox’s Goldie Vance to be written and directed by Rashida Jones, City of Saints and Thieves with Will Packer Productions, 24-7 with Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Pictures, and The Mothers with Warner Bros. Washington is a tireless crusader in her advocacy for equal rights for all people across all landscapes.