Posted by NALIP on May 10, 2021
Marvin Lemus is an award-winning director, co-creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer of Netflix’s hit series, GENTEFIED. The half-hour series was adapted from the digital series directed by Lemus, produced by MACRO Studios and America Ferrera after premiering at the 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. Having directed the first two episodes of GENTEFIED, the first season went on to be nominated for a prestigious PEABODY AWARD, and three Imagen Foundation Awards, including Best Comedy Series and was listed as one of the 10 Best TV Shows of 2020 by the LA Times. Additionally, Hollywood Reporter listed “THE GRAPEVINE”, written by Lemus, as one of TV Critics Top 10 Episodes of 2020.
Lemus was named a Director to watch by Robert Rodriguez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Zoe Saldana as part of their LATINXT LIST in 2019 and 2020. He is an alum of the Sony Diverse Director's Program, Disney/ABC Directors Fellowship, and Film Independent’s Project: Involve. Currently, Lemus is showrunning season two of GENTEFIED and is preparing to direct his first feature film.