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Biography

Jenny Kleiman is a screenwriter, director, producer and screenwriting teacher. She was recently selected by Austin Film Festival in partnership with No Film School as one of the 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2021.

Jenny's work "finds the fun and funny in trauma" and is united in thematic explorations of changing families, sex, and the taboo. Her most recent short, Sofa Queen, received over 20 festival selections and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short at Film Invasion LA. She teaches the Working the Wound Screenwriting Workshop focused on helping writers of all identities develop complex women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ protagonists.

Born in NYC and raised in South Carolina, Jenny is a mod podge of dueling American cultures. A 7th-generation Charlestonian Jew, her family's famous tomato-based matzo ball soup recipe is featured in numerous regional cookbooks. A mean parallel parker, she currently resides in her childhood apartment in the West Village with her border collie-mix.

Known For
Fleurs, American Princess, Held by Water

Writer currently has no listed scripts.