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Rachel Lee Goldenberg


Rachel is a Los Angeles-based director who works in feature films, television and branded content. In 2014, while serving as the White House liaison for Funny or Die, she won a Primetime Emmy award for “Between Two Ferns” with President Obama. Rachel has directed feature films distributed to Showtime, Netflix, Lifetime, and SyFy. Notably, she helmed the 2015 Lifetime feature A Deadly Adoption starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. She also recently finished a musical remake of the film Valley Girl at MGM. Television directing credits include Divorce, Angie Tribeca, The Mindy Project, Party Over Here, Man Seeking Woman, Teachers, and Z-Nation. Commercially, she is widely admired for her ability to work fluidly with improvisors and comedians, while never losing sight of the story.

HBO "Divorce"

Marriage isn’t
always forever.
Great comedy is.

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Bud Light "Ritas"

That feeling when
the improvised take is
the best one.

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The fabric of our
(very personal)

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Rachel Lee Goldenberg


Who needs a script
when the director brings
you D’Arcy Carden?

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Between Two Ferns

A Primetime Emmy win
back when “fake news”
was funny.

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