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Jenny Kleiman is a director, producer, and screenwriter.


Born in Manhattan and raised in Charleston, SC, Jennifer “Jenny” Kleiman received her BFA in Film Production with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from University of Colorado at Boulder.


Her industry experience began with an apprenticeship under Roman Coppola at The Directors Bureau in 2011 until various commercial work took her on the road in 2013.


In 2014, Jenny co-founded her production company, The Royal Wild, with childhood friend and collaborator, Kayla Morrisey. Focused on both feature and commercial work, their growing commercial roster includes international brands such as Adidas, BMW, and SEE Eyewear. Further, the company’s first feature project, KILL THE FLEURS, is currently in pre-production for Spring 2020; a co-production with Adrenaline Entertainment.


As a screenwriter, Jenny's first feature script, AMERICAN PRINCESS, was featured on The Black List as the #1 Trending Script for two weeks in March 2019 and finished #16 overall for the first quarter. She is currently in development on her first pilot- the dystopian YA drama, BOUND. 


Jenny is also the co-founder of the startup, Women's Independent Film Channel, or WIFC TV, a streaming service cultivating exposure for women in film. WIFC TV was selected for the competitive 2017 class of Project Entrepreneur by the Rent the Runway Foundation.


Jenny loves living in New York, throwing pottery on a wheel, and her very good boy, Vali, a Border Collie mix.

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We deliver the creative royal treatment for audiences seeking a new and wildly different artistic approach to commercial and cinema entertainment. Our passion is to create female driven content with an eye toward futurism and wanderlust.


We Empower. We Create.

We Are The Royal Wild.


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AMERICAN PRINCESS #1 Trending Script on The Black List

I can’t believe my first feature script is #1 trending on The Black List today and rated #58 overall along with this quote that I’m literally getting inscribed on my tombstone- “AMERICAN PRINCESS is a strong and compelling character-driven drama that focuses on a girl who is way in over her head as she navigates the relationship with her mentally-unstable father, friends, and life in a seedy trailer park. This could be a strong indie film for places like A24Global RoadNEON, etc. or streaming platforms like NetflixAmazon Studios, or Apple.” 
#theblcklst #screenwriting #americanprincess #screenplay#comingofagemovie

AMERICAN PRINCESS: Finalist for the Writers for Writers Indie Fellowship

Jenny Chats with Halfstack Mag

At this year's Project Entrepreneur Intensive, I was lucky to meet Jennifer Lezan- the super cool Editor-in-Chief of Halfstack Magazine. The magazine, based in Chicago, is dedicated to giving a voice to up-and-comers both within their city and out.

Jen emailed me a few days after the conference to discuss The Royal Wild, our upcoming feature, and gender bias and discrimination in the film industry- I, of course, jumped at the opportunity! The Royal Wild is so thrilled to be included in their summer issue- available locally in Chicago, or please visit the online issue below! 

WHILE YOU WERE IN PARIS plays Brooklyn Short Film Festival!

The Royal Wild is so thrilled to announce our short film, While You Were in Paris, was chosen as an official selection of the Brooklyn Short Film Festival. This festival runs for one night in Brooklyn's beautiful William Vale Hotel with a variety of amazing programming. We hope to see you there, or check out the short; available now at! 

WIFC TV attends Project Entrepenuer

This April, Jenny and Kayla were chosen out of hundreds of applicants to attend Rent the Runway's yearly conference, Project Entrepreneur. It was an amazing opportunity to meet the most inspiring female founders and get advice from some of world renowned women boss ladies- um hellooooo Sarah Blakely! Jumping from workshop to keynotes, we were able to collect amazing advice and feedback on our baby: WIFC TV. 

WIFC TV, or the Women's Independent Film Channel, is an offshoot of The Royal Wild, and our way of giving back to our film community through cultivating exposure for narrative cinema created by women. We promote and present content on our online platform, and provide a space for women filmmakers to discuss and share their work. We hope you'll check it out, and many thanks to Project Entrepreneur for selecting us to participate! 


The Royal Wild is very excited to be expanding our services to 2 new cities! Jenny Kleiman is headed for NYC and Kayla Morrisey departs for Miami THIS month. We will continue creating and working as a team and of course coming back to Charleston whenever possible! Are you located in Manhattan or Miami and want to connect with us? We would LOVE to meet other creatives! Hit us up here.

Fashion Film Short Wrapped

We just wrapped a new fashion short film While You Were in Paris! Set in one of Charleston’s most beautiful historic homes this film tells the story of what happens when two sisters are left home alone. The two sisters were played by Tess and Bailey Abedon while other surprise Charleston locals pepper this VERY fun cast. HUGE thanks to Sarah Frierson and Venita Aspen helped us to create a beautifully dressed cast of characters. We had a total blast shooting this little film with our amazing femme crew and cannot wait to share it with you! Stay tuned…

Teaser for Tuer Les Fleurs

Kayla Morrisey and Jenny Kleiman set off on a whirlwind 2 day shoot to complete a teaser for their feature film Tuer Les Fleurs. The teaser stars Ana Mulvoy Ten and Hassie Harrison. This psychological thriller follows two young coeds as they set out on a joyride of poor choices and moral obliviousness on a quest for the “Best Spring Break Ever!” The girls’ jealousy and manipulative nature pit themselves against each other in a darkly humorous tale of teen angst and betrayal that culminates in an extraordinary and unexpected ending. The Royal Wild team is excited to produce this femme feature next spring! Stay tuned for more updates. Watch the teaser below –

SEE Eyewear National Campaign Premiere by The Royal Wild

We are truly fortunate to live in such a beautiful city with breathtaking locations. Team Royal Wild had a blast shooting this unique campaign for See Eyewear. Our client seemed to be happy with the work too! We can’t wait to continue future projects with our favorite eyewear line – SEE!


Royal Wild Video opens Charleston Fashion Week

One rainy Sunday, Team ibu crawled out of bed sometime before 6:00am to meet The Royal Wild film-making creatives and spent the day putting ibu into action on camera. Jenny Kleiman, along with her team of Haley Shaw, Kayla Morrisey, and Landon Neil Phillips, took on the breadth of our world-wide endeavor and managed to capture it in one simple, unfurnished room. But it wasn’t just a day with a few cameras and lights. The artistry was in the visioning, the cutting, the crafting of something palpable and real, and making it sing in 60 seconds. The results are thrilling for us, but so was the collaboration. Jenny felt the ibu pulse months ago and patiently waited for the opportunity to bring her vision to life. We hope you’ll take 60 seconds to WATCH HERE. And to celebrate this amazing talent in our city. Cheers to The Royal Wild and their marvelous contribution to our movement! And to the models who worked with us that day: Abi Rose, Andrea Gosnell, Jill Weeks, Venita Aspen, Wambui McKesson, and Anna Helm. Beautiful, all.

Art Mag features The Royal Wild

Telling a collective tale is both how The Royal Wild came to be and what they do.

Charleston Grit: Jenny Kleiman | Boss Lady Jobs

I have had the pleasure of working with Jenny now several times. She is epically talented and a bundle of laughs. I feel so lucky to have snuck a few minutes into her busy schedule to sit down and chat.

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