Tana Gilbert is an American film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her work on the 2018 film "Love, Simon" and the 2017 film "The Big Sick."
Gilbert was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in film and television production. After college, she worked as an assistant director on various films and television shows, including "The O.C.," "Heroes," and "Ugly Betty."
In 2012, Gilbert made her directorial debut with the short film "The Best Laid Plans," which won several awards at film festivals around the world. She followed this success with the feature film "The Big Sick" in 2017, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
In 2018, Gilbert directed the romantic comedy "Love, Simon," which became a box office success and was praised for its positive representation of LGBTQ youth. She also worked as a producer on the film, which was nominated for several awards, including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film.
Gilbert is currently in pre-production on her next feature film, which is set in the world of competitive ballroom dancing. She is also developing a TV show about the world of competitive dance.
In addition to her directing and producing credits, Gilbert has also written and directed music videos for artists such as Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. She is an advocate for diversity in the entertainment industry and has spoken about the importance of creating opportunities for women and people of color in film and television.
Gilbert is a passionate storyteller and an inspiring figure in the film and television industry. Her work is a testament to her talent and her commitment to creating stories that are diverse, authentic, and meaningful.