Lena Dunham Launches New Production Company, Good Thing Going

“Girls” creator split with former producing partner Jenni Konner last year

Last Updated: August 21, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

“Girls” creator Lena Dunham announced her new solo production company, Good Thing Going, on Wednesday.

The announcement comes just over a year after Dunham parted ways with former producing partner Jenni Konner and their company Casual Romance.

The new company is based out of New York, and is led by president Michael P. Cohen. Liz Watson serves as head of development and production in New York and the U.K., with Marissa Diaz as head of development and production in Los Angeles. Soham Joglekar is development coordinator in New York.

“As a producer, my only goal is to give other artists the chance to be as noisy and honest as I’ve been,” Dunham said in a statement. “I’m firmly of the believe that we grow together when we allow each other to be as messy and complex in our art as we are in our lives. I’m so excited to be leading Good Thing Going with a group of close collaborators who share my hunger for getting hooked on new voices and perspectives.”

Among Dunham and Good Thing Going’s current projects are the HBO pilot “Industry,” centered on ambitious 20-somethings in the cutthroat world of international finance; an untitled project about the infamous millennial scammer Anna Delvey; and the HBO Max pilot “Generation,” created by 17-year-old Zelda Barnz, for HBO Max.

All fall under Good Thing Going’s exclusive first look deal with HBO.

Dunham is also set to write and direct the film adaptation of the novel “Catherine Called Birdy,” which will be produced by Working Title in association with Good Thing Going and is set to shoot in early 2020. She is also writing the film “Watch Me,” about the downfall of a badly behaving talk show pundit, with Amy Pascal producing.

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