WORKING THE WOUND WORKSHOPS
CREATING COMPLEX WOMEN, BIPOC, & LGBTQ+ PROTAGONISTS
PROOF OF CONCEPT
WORKING THE WOUND
+ ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS
SINGLE, WEEKLY, OR MONTHLY
WORKING THE WOUND
Originate complex protagonists whose personal arcs speak to the compelling and intersectional experiences of women, people of color, and/or the LGBTQ community.
For writers of all identities.
Using this unique approach to the craft of screenwriting, Jenny Kleiman uses characters' misbehaviors and trauma (yes, in comedy too!) to develop complex story arcs. Specializing in plot problem-solving, these workshops will help you identify and hone your voice. Further, in an effort to combat and destroy familiar tropes previously reserved for women and minorities in cinema, these workshops are specific to developing and honing the inner narratives, experiences, and tribulations of minority leads.
Jenny Kleiman is a screenwriter, director, and producer based in New York City. She loves living in New York, throwing pottery on a wheel, and her very good boy, Vali, a Border Collie mix.
Born in Manhattan and raised in Charleston, SC, Jennifer Kleiman received her BFA in Film Production with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Represented by one of the top literary agencies in the world, Gersh, Jenny’s first feature script, AMERICAN PRINCESS, was featured on The Black List as the #1 Trending Script for March 2019 and finished at #16 overall for first quarter.
Her most recent short film, SOFA QUEEN, premiered at the 2020 USA Film Festival and online with the 2020 Lighthouse International Film Festival. Its received numerous festival selections, nominations, and awards including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short (Comedy) at Film Invasion LA and Best US Comedy at the Venice Film Awards.
Jenny’s industry experience began with a directing apprenticeship under director/ producer, Roman Coppola. As a script reader, Jenny selected and pitched the pilot for MOZART IN THE JUNGLE which was picked up by Coppola’s company, American Zoetrope, and ran for 4 seasons. She went on to work as the writing assistant to screenwriter and master of horror, David Loucka (RINGS, HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET).
As a commercial director, Jenny produced and directed national commercials and internal branding videos for clients including Adidas, BMW, and SEE Eyewear and has been featured by major fashion names like NYLON, Topshop, New York Fashion Week, Charleston Fashion Week, and more.
As a producer, Jenny and longtime collaborator, Kayla Morrisey, formed The Royal Wild in 2014. Their first feature project, FLEURS, is currently in pre-production for Spring 2021, a co-production with Alexis Varouxakis (GOOD TIME, ARKANSAS, I AM MOTHER) of Adrenaline Entertainment.
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.