Jenny Halper's adaptation of Laura Van Den Berg's acclaimed story What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, now titled The Burning Season, was a 2015 Athena List winner. Her fiction has received an Our Stories Emerging Writer Award and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web, among other awards, and her stories have been published in places including the Chicago Tribune, PANK, Day One, and the Southeast Review. Most recently, she was a finalist for the 2015 St. Lawrence Book Prize.
Jenny began her career as an exec on The Kids are All Right. As Director of Production and Development at Maven Pictures, she has worked on films including The Whistleblower, Bernie, TenThousand Saints, and the forthcoming Freak Show and American Honey, as well as serving as Executive Producer on an adaptation of Jennifer Gilmore’s The Mothers, currently in development with Rachel Weisz to star, among other projects in development.
Jenny was noted as one of The Independent’s One to Watch, 2015. She is a graduate of Northwestern (B.S. Theater and English), and of Emerson College’s MFA Program, where she was the recipient of a 2008 Academy of Arts and Sciences Grant.