Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

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Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Born (1988-04-04) April 4, 1988 (age 34)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Director
  • writer
  • producer
Years active2007–present

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (born April 4, 1988) is an American director, producer, and writer. She is best known for creating the MTV show Sweet/Vicious,[1] the Netflix film Someone Great (2019),[2][3] and co-writing Marvel Studios's Thor: Love and Thunder alongside Taika Waititi. Robinson's film Do Revenge (2022) starring Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke, is described as "a subverted dark comedy."[4]

Biography[edit]

Jennifer Kaytin Robinson was born and raised in Miami, Florida. At 16 she moved to Los Angeles and reached the final round of auditions of Hannah Montana to play Miley Cyrus's best friend.[1] After acting and working in Fashion PR between New York and Los Angeles, Robinson turned to writing.[5]

She created and produced the MTV show Sweet/Vicious,[1] which premiered in 2016. Sweet/Vicious was a dark comedy about two female college students who become vigilantes and take justice into their own hands taking revenge on sexual abusers.[5] The show delicately balanced heightened genre and superhero elements and its nuanced portrayal of survivors. The show was critically acclaimed and ran for one season before being cancelled. Variety named Sweet/Vicious one of their 20 Best New Shows of 2016.[6] A Sweet/Vicious comic book written by Robinson was announced in 2018.[7]

In 2016 Robinson was named as one of Variety‘s 10 TV Writers to Watch.[8] She was invited to speak at the White House under the Obama administration and Vice President Biden's final "It's On Us Summit."[9]

In 2018, it was announced that Robinson would make her feature directorial debut for Netflix with Someone Great.[10] Gina Rodriguez attached to star and produce in the romantic comedy alongside producers Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, and Likely Story. Written by Robinson the story was "described as being about loss, growing up and, above all, the everlasting bond of female friendships." Brittany Snow,[11] DeWanda Wise,[12] and Lakeith Stanfield[13] were also cast. Filming began in April 2018 in New York City. Someone Great premiered on Netflix on April 19, 2019.[2][3]

In 2020, Variety reported the Robinson had been hired to co-write Marvel Studios's Thor: Love and Thunder with director Taika Waititi. Robinson also received screenplay credit on HBO Max's Unpregnant released in 2020.

She is set to write, direct and executive produce a Center Stage television series.[14] Robinson served as a Consulting Producer on the Marvel Studios and Disney+ show Hawkeye.

Robinson directed and co-wrote the film Do Revenge, starring Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke, a high school comedy version of Strangers on a Train.[4] The film premiered on Netflix in September 2022.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Director Writer Producer
2019 Someone Great Yes Yes Executive
2020 Unpregnant No Yes No
2022 Thor: Love and Thunder No Yes No
2022 Do Revenge Yes Yes Yes

Television[edit]

Year Series Director Writer Producer Notes
2016 Sweet/Vicious No Yes Yes Series Creator
2020 Love Life Yes No No Episode: "Magnus Lund Part II"
2021 Hawkeye No No Consulting
TBA Untitled Center Stage series Yes Yes Yes In development

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kaufman, Amy. "With Netflix's 'Someone Great,' Jennifer Kaytin Robinson lays the foundation for an entertainment empire". latimes.com. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  2. ^ a b "How 'Someone Great' Director Found the Perfect Cast for Her Feature Directorial Debut". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  3. ^ a b Wang, Amy X. (2019-04-23). "'Someone Great' Director Talks Fact and Fiction in the Netflix Anti-Rom-Com". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  4. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Amanda N'Duka,Anthony; N'Duka, Amanda; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-11-10). "Camila Mendes & Maya Hawke To Star In Netflix Movie 'Strangers' From 'Someone Great' Helmer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  5. ^ a b Davis, Allison P. (2019-05-07). "Rom-Com, But Make It Millennial". The Cut. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  6. ^ Ryan, Maureen (2016-12-12). "The 20 Best New TV Shows of 2016". Variety. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  7. ^ "Canceled Too Soon, Sweet/Vicious Will Now Become the Perfect Comic Book for the Me Too Era". Vanity Fair. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  8. ^ Donnelly, Matt (2020-10-14). "Jennifer Kaytin Robinson Reunites With Netflix for Hitchcock-Inspired 'Strangers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  9. ^ "Jennifer Kaytin Robinson". WrapWomen. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (2018-02-26). "Gina Rodriguez to Star in, Produce Netflix Romantic Comedy 'Someone Great' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (2018-03-27). "Brittany Snow Joining Gina Rodriguez in Romantic Comedy 'Someone Great' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  12. ^ "DeWanda Wise in Talks to Join Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow in Netflix Rom-Com "Someone Great" (Exclusive)". The Tracking Board. 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  13. ^ Galuppo, Mia (2018-03-30). "Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Join Gina Rodriguez in Rom-Com 'Someone Great'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  14. ^ "'Center Stage' TV Series From Jennifer Kaytin Robinson Based On 2000 Film In Works At Sony Pictures TV". Deadline. May 12, 2020.
  15. ^ "HELLO TALIA RYDER, GOODBYE ANONYMITY". ... (in French). Retrieved 2022-07-13.

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