Angela Robinson

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Angela Robinson
Born (1971-02-14) February 14, 1971 (age 43)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater

Brown University (B.A.)

NYU (MFA)
Occupation Film director, television director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1995–present
Partner(s) Alexandra Kondracke
Children Diego Robinson

Angela Robinson (born February 14, 1971) is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer.

Early life[edit]

Robinson was born in San Francisco, California and later grew up in Los Angeles. Robinson attended Brown University where she majored in theatre and later received an MFA from New York University.

Career[edit]

Robinson is a lesbian[1] and frequently deals with gay and lesbian topics in her films. Robinson has directed an award winning short film D.E.B.S. (2003) produced by POWER UP[2] and a feature length film D.E.B.S. (2004). In the feature length film, Robinson centers the film around the young lesbian relationship of characters Amy and Lucy. In the undercover spy film, several of the teenage girls depicted are either lesbian or bisexual, and those sexual orientations are central to the film. Amy, played by actress Sara Foster, is the pride and joy of her all-female teenage spy school, because she is the first ever to achieve the perfect score in the secret spy test hidden in her SATs. Her sweet demeanor catches the attention of bad girl Lucy Diamond, played by Jordana Brewster, who sets her sights on seducing Amy while striving for world domination. Although some feared that producers would pressure Robinson into downplaying the lesbian aspects of the film, Robinson later indicated that she received full support, and that the lesbian relationship between Amy and Lucy remained intact. Robinson said "If anything, we worked together on the script to make the relationship more complex and intimate".[3]

In 2007, Robinson created the online series Girltrash! which resides on www.ourchart.com, an online offshoot of the television series, The L Word.[4] Robinson has served as a writer and co-executive producer for HBO television series Hung,[5] and as a writer for the series True Blood.[6] In addition to her film and TV work, Robinson also wrote the first four issues of the Web ongoing series at DC Comics. Robinson wrote the screenplay for a musical feature film and prequel to her Girltrash! series, Girltrash: All Night Long directed by Alexandra Kondracke.[7] Robinson was also one of the producers for the film. In March 2012 it was announced that Robinson would write a supernatural teen thriller with Dawn Olmstead (Prison Break) and Marti Noxon (Mad Men) attached as producers.[8]

She is not to be confused with Angela Terry Robinson, who is also a filmmaker and motion picture editor.

Personal life[edit]

Robinson's partner is television writer and director Alexandra "Alex" Martinez Kondracke, the daughter of Morton Kondracke, whom she met while they were both studying at NYU. In 2009, Kondracke gave birth to their first child, Diego.[9] They live in Los Feliz, California.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Chickula: Teenage Vampire Director/Writer Short film
1999 Ice Fishing Producer Short film
2003 D.E.B.S. (short) Director/Writer Bearfest - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Jury Award for Best Short Film
New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Short
Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Lesbian Short Film
PlanetOut Short Movie Awards Grand Prize
2004–2009 The L Word Director/Writer/Producer
2004 D.E.B.S. Director/Writer/Editor Nominated—2005 Black Movie Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Writing
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded Director
2006 Fabulous!: The Story of Queer Cinema Herself
2009 Hung Writer/Producer Various episodes
2010 Gigantic Director
2011–2012 Charlie's Angels Director "Runaway Angels"
"Angels in Chains"
2012 Girltrash: All Night Long Writer/Producer
2012 Untitled Supernatural Teen Project Writer
2012 True Blood Writer

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Girltrash! Director/Writer/Exec. Producer Web series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angela Robinson to direct Genbot for New Line". The Advocate. 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2007-05-20. 
  2. ^ D.E.B.S. at IMDb
  3. ^ Warn, Sarah (2004-02-20). "Review of "D.E.B.S."". AfterEllen.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-20. 
  4. ^ Best. Lesbian. Summer. Ever. | AfterEllen.com
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (25 June 2009). "Lesbian Director Angela Robinson's Getting Busy with 'Hung'". SheWired. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Sobol, Gianna (March 1, 2012). "Meet the New Writer". Inside True Blood. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ Riendeau, Danielle 2009 Year in Review: Movies ", 2009-12-15. Retrieved on 2011-04-05.
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Angela Robinson Sells Supernatural Teen Pitch To Paramount". Deadline. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Kregloe, Karman (29 September 2009). "Ask AfterEllen.com (September 29, 2009)". Retrieved 8 April 2011. 

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