SHIRA PIVEN taught acting in prison through the Actors Gang prison project before directing films. Her most recent feature Welcome to Me (2014) stars Kristen Wiig and is available on Netflix.
She has been slated to direct for Transparent.
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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):
2014Welcome to Me
2013Lifecasters (TV Movie documentary)
2012The Beast and the Angel (Documentary short)