Getting ahead is about pushing forward with momentum. Dunham is not wasting any time resting on her laurels. She has a book in the works--for which she scored a $3.7 million advance. And she is developing a new show for HBO.
This time she ditches the Brooklyn walkup for Bergdorf's on 5th Avenue. Dunham has optioned "All Dressed Up and Everywhere To Go," the memoir by Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich. Dunham will work with her "Girls" co-producer Jenni Konner; Judd Apatow is set to executive produce. Konner and Dunham plan to focus on Halbreich's perspective on the socialite Manhattan lifestyle.
If Dunham follows the Apatow model, she can multi-task herself into roles as producer, director, writer and in her case, star. The world is her oyster. And while many others would have followed "Tiny Furniture" into indie film, isn't Dunham glad she took the cable route instead?