Speaker

Jenji Kohan

Showrunner, Writer and Producer - 'Weeds' and 'Orange is the New Black'

Jenji Kohan is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer with a screen career spanning twenty five years. Starting out as a writer on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Jenji went on to write episodes for Mad About You, Will and Grace, Sex and the City, and Gilmore Girls.  As the creator of original Showtime hit series Weeds Jenji was nominated for an Emmy and three PGA Awards. She is the creator and showrunner of Netflix series Orange is the New Black, and executive producer of GLOW and the upcoming Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters. Jenji is also developing a documentary series based on the Worn Stories books.

Jenji Kohan has been nominated for 30 major awards and is the recipient of an Emmy Award, a Producer’s Guild of America Award, and the Writers Guild of America Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement.


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