Jenny Lumet

Award-Winning Writer

Jenny Lumet is the co-creator and executive producer of the CBS drama series CLARICE, a sequel to the award-winning film “Silence of the Lambs,” and serves as co-creator and showrunner of the upcoming Showtime series THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. She has an overall deal with CBS Studios and is an executive producer on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and an executive producer on the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. In partnership with Alex Kurtzman, she co-wrote the episode “Runaway” for the Emmy-nominated series STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS. Also upcoming, Ms. Lumet serves as creator, executive producer and writer on “Blackbird: Lena Horne and America” for Showtime, which is based on the life of her grandmother, the incomparable entertainer and activist Lena Horne.

Ms. Lumet wrote the screenplay for “Rachel Getting Married” for which she received the 2008 New York Film Critics Circle Award, 2008 Toronto Film Critics Association Award and 2008 Washington D.C Film Critics Association Award. She also received a 2008 NAACP Image Award. She is also the writer of the screen adaptations of The Center Cannot Hold and The Language of Flowers, and she served as a script doctor on the films “Remember Me,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Honeymoon with Harry” and “The Mummy.” She’s also written several other original screenplays, including “Kingdom of Louie” and “Sambo.”

Ms. Lumet served on the council of the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) and the board of the Writers Guild Initiative. She generated the WGAE’s first Diversity Caucus. She is an executive director of Bindercon, a conference for women and non-gender conforming writers, and holds screenwriting seminars for women of color and women over 40.

Ms. Lumet lives in Los Angeles with her children.