The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Rocliffe launched a nationwide search for the comedy writing stars of the future. A top team of British comedy greats came together to select the best three scripts submitted by over 400 screenwriters all competing for the opportunity to have their work performed and showcased at the New York TV Festival, a pioneer of the ‘independent television’ movement. Jenni Konner, Executive Producer for HBO's Girls, lead a masterclass during which she offered live feedback on participants written work as the scenes were performed by professional actors.
JENNI KONNER is a television and feature film writer whose credits include HBO’s Girls, which recently finished shooting its second season. Girls received five Emmy Nominations this year, including Best Writing and Comedy Series. Prior to joining forces with Girls creator Lena Dunham and fellow executive producer Judd Apatow, Jenni co-created and executive produced the ABC series Help Me Help You and In the Motherhood, as well as the ABC pilot, Bad Mother’s Handbook. On the feature side, Jenni is currently writing on an original screenplay for Paramount and the Montecito Picture Company. Jenni recently contributed to Jay Roach’s Dinner For Schmucks and Transformers 3, as well as others projects including The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, Get Him To The Greek, Bad Teacher and Little Fockers. Jenni began her career on the Judd Apatow series, Undeclared.