Writer, Director & Producer
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
JENNIFER KAYTIN ROBINSON is an exciting, emergent filmmaker with a unique voice keenly in tune with the social zeitgeist.
She recently made her feature directorial debut with Netflix’s SOMEONE GREAT, for which she also penned the screenplay. Starring Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise, the film centers on Jenny on the eve of her cross-country move upon accepting her dream job, who spends one last adventure with her two best friends. The film received warm praise by critics and audiences alike, and instantly became a timeless anthem of female friendship among the pantheon of romantic comedies.
Upcoming, The CW has put into development the dark comedy series OBSESSED, a one-hour dark comedy which Robinson will executive produce alongside Jessica Amento, Jennie Snyder Urman and Sutton Street Productions. The series centers on Farren Bell, an outwardly optimistic millennial who struggles to conceal unwanted dark thoughts under her shiny blonde highlights. As a form of psychologist-approved exposure therapy, she joins forces with a co-worker to launch a true crime podcast chronicling an active serial killer in L.A., helping her understand and confront her own fears while simultaneously putting her in imminent danger. Robinson is also currently in development, together with Aline Brosh McKenna, on the upcoming series HIT for Hulu. This series, which will have musical elements, marks the first for McKenna under her overall deal with ABC Studios.
Robinson is the creator and executive producer of MTV’s critically acclaimed series, SWEET/VICIOUS. The show made a remarkable impact with viewers for its examination of sexual assault crimes on college campuses, becoming a cornerstone for survivors’ portrayal on television.
In 2016, Robinson was named one of Variety’s 10 TV Writers to Watch. The following year, she was invited to the White House under the Obama administration to speak at Vice President Biden’s final It’s On Us Summit about her work and her advocacy for sexual assault survivors.
Robinson continues to create a celebrated body of work across film and television that speaks to generations of audiences. She currently resides in Los Angeles.