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New York Times Magazine feature on Rhys Ernst

  • October 5, 2016
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On a hot night in July at Skylight Books in Los Angeles, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst perched on stools to discuss their new book […]

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Rhys Ernst is guest editor of Out Magazine

  • October 5, 2016
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Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker were the guest editors for Out Magazine’s October issue. The cover, which they shared with Lavern Cox and Candis Cayne, […]

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We’ve Been Around “S.T.A.R.” wins Audience Award at Outfest

  • July 18, 2016
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We were thrilled that “S.T.A.R.” from our We’ve Been Around series won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short Film at Outfest 2016. Watch the award-winning […]

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i-D: Director Rhys Ernst profiles transgender pioneers in a new docuseries.

  • July 1, 2016
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We’ve Been Around, a series of six frank and profound documentary shorts on transgender trailblazers, begins with two best friends, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia […]

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FILM INDEPENDENT: How We Got Here

  • June 24, 2016
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In a year marked by extensive and often dispiriting political tumult, one notable bright spot in the culture has been the evolving understanding and acceptance […]

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DAZED: The photo diary of a trans couple transitioning together

  • June 16, 2016
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In the digital age, photographs of past relationships can be uncomfortable. Lingering as they do online, they can stand permanently as a recollection of another […]

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BROADLY: Witnessing Love Between Two Transgender People

  • June 13, 2016
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Last Thursday evening the rare books room on the third floor of the Strand bookstore in Union Square was filled by transgender people and their […]

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THE ADVOCATE: Trans Filmmakers Tell History of ‘Camp Trans’

  • May 30, 2016
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The history of transgender people, like many minority groups, is too often lost or overlooked by the mainstream. Even moments of protest within the LGBT […]

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FILM INDEPENDENT: A Seat at the Table: An Interview with ‘Transparent’ Producer and Opening Title Creator Rhys Ernst

  • May 6, 2016
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Since its debut two years ago, Amazon’s Emmy-winning Transparent has been one of the most widely praised, dissected and discussed series on TV. Jill Soloway’s […]

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BROADLY: From the Civil War to Stonewall: Documenting the Trans Heroes History Forgot

  • March 10, 2016
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For the new docu-series “We’ve Been Around,” “Transparent” co-producer Rhys Ernst dived into queer history to celebrate lesser-known trans heroes and icons like Marsha P. […]

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GLOBO NEWS (Brazil): Rhys Ernst speaks at Rio Content Market

  • March 8, 2016
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RIO — Indicada a quatro Globos de Ouro desde a sua estreia, em 2014, “Transparent” venceu dois: melhor série de comédia e melhor ator, para […]

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FELLOW RESIDENT: At Home with Rhys Ernst

  • March 8, 2016
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Few people can say that they are shaping how society views a culture. Rhys Ernst however is doing just that. The filmmaker and artist creates work […]

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GLAAD: ‘Transparent’ producer Rhys Ernst premieres trans history docuseries

  • March 1, 2016
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A new short documentary series by Emmy-nominated director Rhys Ernst (co-producer of Transparent) premieres today. The docuseries We’ve Been Around celebrates transgender people in history, and […]

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NEW YORKER: Portraying the Transgender Experience

  • February 10, 2016
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In their role as co-producers on the Amazon series “Transparent,” Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst advise Jill Soloway on how to portray the transgender experience with […]

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GUARDIAN: Transparent to Game of Thrones: how TV perfected the title sequence

  • January 25, 2016
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The pilot of Amazon’s critically adored, award-winning Transparent doesn’t begin with any locations that actually appear on the show. It doesn’t open with a shot […]

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FRONTIERS: Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker Are Producing a Revolution

  • December 28, 2015
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Meet the local multihyphenates who have stamped their approval on some of the year’s biggest trans accomplishments, including the hit Amazon series ‘Transparent’

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AFTER ELLEN: “Transparent” producer Rhys Ernst on Season 2 and the representation of trans men in the media

  • November 11, 2015
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Rhys Ernst not only worked on the Emmy-award-winning first season Transparent, but he also created the spin-off series, This is Me, which was also nominated for an […]

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FRONTIERS: Rhys Ernst receives Point Horizon Award

  • October 5, 2015
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On being chosen as an award recipient for his achievements on the hit Emmy Award-winning series,Transparent, Ernst said, “It is beyond my wildest expectations. Growing up as […]

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MARIE CLAIRE: ‘Transparent’ Producer Rhys Ernst on the Problem of “Transplaining”

  • August 20, 2015
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There has arguably never been more awareness of transgender issues in the U.S. than now, when trans people of all shapes and sizes are having a clear […]

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Interview with Raymond Braun

  • August 1, 2015
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Meet two trans role models who are changing media.

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DEADLINE: ‘Transparent’ Is “Built With Trans People Participating”

  • June 25, 2015
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Before Transparent, says Zackary Drucker, the transgender community was reflected in cinema through stereotypes—victims or villains on cop procedurals, disturbed serial killers in the likes […]

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TAKE PART: The Real-Life Version of ‘Transparent’ Picks Up Where the Show Left Off

  • June 17, 2015
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The Amazon drama’s associate producer talks about how it inspired a new documentary series.

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GLAAD: “Transparent” inspires web docu-series “This is Me”

  • June 1, 2015
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On May 29, 2015, Wifey.tv announced a new online docu-series This is Me  inspired by Amazon’s Transparent. Each episode explores some of the difficult, real-life issues experienced by […]

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VDROME: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst – She Gone Rogue

  • April 16, 2015
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While visiting her Auntie Holly, Darling enters a parallel, dream-like world, where a series of encounters with transfeminine figures (played by Holly Woodlawn, Vaginal Davis, […]

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OUT MAGAZINE: Rhys Ernst On The Underrepresentation of Transmasculinity

  • April 15, 2015
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It’s been a great few years for former Out100 honoree Rhys Ernst. He was part of the 2014 Whitney Biennial and has worked as a producer […]

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VISUAL AIDS: “Ernst’s video reminds us that trans stories can also be AIDS histories and gay male stories.”

  • March 2, 2015
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To honor the 25th year of Day With(out) Art on December 1 2014, Visual AIDS commissioned seven artists/collectives—Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Hi […]

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OUT 100: Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst

  • November 6, 2014
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This summer, artistic collaborators Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst hit a high point in their careers by being included in the Whitney Biennial. The diaristic […]

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LA TIMES: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, from many angles

  • October 10, 2014
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America in general and Los Angeles in particular have a reputation as places for a second chance, places where anyone might reinvent a self. Photographers […]

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NEW YORK TIMES: “In Their Own Terms”

  • June 14, 2014
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Zackary and I were thrilled to be featured on the cover of the New York Times Thursday Style Section. The article, “In Their Own Terms,” profiled […]

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ABC: Transgender Couple Photographs Their Opposite Transitions

  • May 16, 2014
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Transgender artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are transitioning in opposite directions and have captured their individual transformations in the “Relationship” series, a collection of […]

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ARTILLERY: Trading Places

  • March 14, 2014
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Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst at the Whitney Biennial

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ORIGINAL PLUMBING: Transparent and The Future of Trans Representation

  • February 12, 2014
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Rhys & Zackary in 2014 Whitney Biennial

  • November 14, 2013
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Zackary and I are delighted to announce our participation in the upcoming 2014 Whitney Biennial! From the Whitney’s press release: “The 2014 Whitney Biennial will […]

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SHE GONE ROGUE wins Jury Award at Outfest

  • August 22, 2013
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SHE GONE ROGUE won the first ever Jury Award for Outstanding Experimental Short at Outfest 2013.

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Rhys & Zackary selected for “5 in Focus” at Outfest

  • June 22, 2013
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Zackary and I are pleased to be chosen as one of the Five in Focus at Outfest 2013. Our film SHE GONE ROGUE plays in the […]

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SHE GONE ROGUE at Ann Arbor Film Festival

  • March 14, 2013
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She Gone Rogue plays at the 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival in the shorts program Out Night: History, Glamor, Magic. Wednesday March 20th 9:30PM The […]

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My Mother Accepts Award for me at Film Fest in North Carolina

  • November 19, 2012
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THE THING won BEST NARRATIVE at the Carrboro Film Festival in my hometown in North Carolina. My mother was in attendance and accepted the award on my […]

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Watch THE THING on Hulu

  • November 8, 2012
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OUT Hotlist 2012

  • July 16, 2012
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Filmmaker Rhys Ernst and artist Zackary Drucker have a name for their situation. They sometimes refer to themselves as “reverse heterosexuals.”

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