IFC has more than 10 comedy projects in development for 2018, proof positive that Lubrano is doing gangbusters at her job. In the works are “NGO,” from Oliver Platt, and “Living With Yourself,” from former Daily Show producer Tim Greenberg. There’s also new digital fodder to come from the net’s development deal with Funny Or Die. All this on the heels of a year filled with IFC highlights in both the critical and ratings realms. “Valuing the unique ability of mothers and encouraging a work-life balance always improves the overall well being of the workplace,” she says. “Happiness at home leads to productivity at work.”
Who is your favorite current female TV character and why?
Carrie Brownstein and all of the characters she plays on “Portlandia.” Carrie plays the full range of modern female archetypes. She is hilarious and cutting all at once. On “Portlandia” and off, Carrie is always evolving, one minute she is a rock star, the next an actress, writer and director.
What is one way the industry can continue to evolve in ridding itself of gender discrimination?
Valuing the unique ability of mothers and encouraging a work/life balance always improves the overall well being of the workplace. Happiness at home leads to productivity at work.
What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Lady Gaga—Her whole ‘love the misfit’ message is timeless and also so vital for today’s increasingly conservative political culture. And as an exec who works with creatives, you better love the misfits!
Best advice for relieving stress?
Go to a rock concert, be a part of an audience.