Cherien Dabis is a Palestinian American film and television writer, director, actor and producer. Her films have opened the Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes, Venice and Berlin, and won dozens of awards including the FIPRESCI. Her debut feature AMREEKA (2009) was nominated for Best Picture Gotham Award, 3 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture, and was named one of the Top Ten Independent Films of the Year by the U.S.’s National Board of Review. In television, Dabis has written and directed on Showtime’s groundbreaking series THE L WORD, USA Network’s THE SINNER, and Netflix’s OZARK. She recently co-executive produced and directed Hulu’s critically acclaimed RAMY, the first half hour Arab American comedy on television.