Jess King is an educator, scholar, and interdisciplinary filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced two feature films, numerous shorts, and over a dozen independent television series.
As an instructor at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts, Jess teaches courses in screenwriting, independent television, and film analysis. Their current creative scholarship revolves around frameworks for reimagining screenwriting for social justice, as evidenced by original course offerings like Queer(ing) Narratives, The Female Gaze, and their book "Inclusive Screenwriting for Film and Television" (Routledge 2022).
Jess holds a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, with a focus on media studies, ethical pedagogy, and critical theory, as well as B.A. in English from Augustana College.
Screenwriting, Cinema Production
Specific Research Area
Queer, feminist, anti-racist screenwriting. Independent and intersectional television. Ethical screenwriting pedagogy.