Feeding the Arts: Jennie Snyder-Urman ‘99, TV writer and showrunner

Wed, Oct 23, 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm
W331 - Lewis Center Complex
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

Join us for a meal and conversation with Jennie Snyder-Urman ‘99, an award-winning TV writer and showrunner of Jane the Virgin and Charmed.

The Center for Career Development and the Lewis Center for the Arts have teamed up to provide a series of dinner conversations with alumni working in the arts. Students will have the opportunity for an intimate, in-person dialogue with alums who have taken unique paths in pursuing creative careers. 

Space is limited and RSVPs are required. If event is full, email Tai Yee Ho to be added to the waitlist: tyjho@princeton.edu

Jennie Snyder Urman developed and executive produced the CW's Golden-Globe nominated Jane the Virgin.

The show has been honored with a Peabody Award, three TCA nominations, six Critics Choice nominations, three NAACP Image Award nominations, an MTV Movie & TV Awards nomination for Best American Story, as well as multiple Teen Choice nominations, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy, the Planned Parenthood Maggie Award for Television and an IMAGEN Award for best Primetime Comedy in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, the show was named one of AFI's Top Television Programs of the Year. 

She also executive produces the reboot of Charmed, and is the executive producer of the new CBS comedy Broke. Prior to Jane the Virgin and Charmed, Urman created Emily Owens, MD, also for the CW. Other credits include Reign, Gilmore Girls, Men in Trees, Lipstick Jungle, 90210 and  Hope and Faith.

She was named one of Variety's 10 TV Writers to Watch in 2012. Additionally, she wrote the screenplay for the feature film Something Borrowed based on the Emily Giffin novel. 

Jennie Snyder Urman grew up in Rye, New York and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. She is married to Jamie Urman, a cinematographer, and is the proud (and tired) mommy to Theo and Poppy.