Rashida Jones

We are delighted to welcome the luminous, multi-talented Rashida Jones to a residency at Spring Workshop where she will lead a journey into the issues and freedoms at stake where sex on film and feminism intersect. In addition to being a prolific writer, actor and activist, Jones is a film producer whose wide-ranging projects include the Netflix documentary Hot Girls Wanted and the series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.

On Sept 23, 2017, Jones will lead an evening at Spring featuring a screening of clips from Hot Girls Wanted and other films followed by a discussion and workshops with key experts Dr. Brenda Alegre of HKU, Vera Lui of Sally’s Toy, and Dr. Katrien Jacobs of Chinese University.

Artist Bio

Rashida Jones is an actor, producer, activist and screenwriter and is currently playing the title role on TBS’s comedy series Angie Tribeca. This past year, she produced Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, a Netflix docu-series that explores society’s relationship between sex and technology. The series is based off the feature-length documentary, Hot Girls Wanted, she produced in 2015 that was nominated for an Emmy Award. Rashida is also known for playing Ann Perkins on NBC’s comedy Parks and Recreation, Louisa Fenn on Fox’s Boston Public and Karen Filippelli on The Office. She has had film roles in I Love You, Man (2009); Our Idiot Brother (2011); The Social Network (2010); The Muppets (2011) and Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), for which she also wrote the screenplay. Rashida has been involved with various causes for social good including International Rescue Committee, Oceana, and Peace First.

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