Jess King

Professional Lecturer // Screenwriting, Cinema Production
School of Cinematic Arts
Jess King

Bio and Research Information

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.

Research Area

Screenwriting, Cinema Production

Specific Research Area

Queer, feminist, anti-racist screenwriting. Independent and intersectional television. Ethical screenwriting pedagogy.

Schedule for Winter 2023-2024

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