Gail Lerner’s first film, Seraglio, jointly written and directed with Colin Campbell, was nominated for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category. It won Best Short Film at the Deauville Film Festival, and a Certificate of Merit in the San Francisco International Film Festival. Additionally, she has directed an episode of Happy Endings — Kickball 2: The Kickening.

As a television writer/producer, credits include Ben and Kate, Happy Endings, Ugly Betty, and Andy Barker, PI. Her four seasons on Will & Grace have earned her three Emmy award nominations.