Jennifer Cheyne

Jennifer Cheyne


Montecito, California

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March 2015
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About Jennifer

After studying at UC Berkeley, Jennifer....
Oh let's do this first person, shall we?

After studying at UC Berkeley and earning a BA in French and Psychology, with a minor in Creative Writing, I undertook an MFA in Screenwriting. I admit it--it was online. It taught me the basics and a few other things and I am self-taught from there (partly because it's just quicker!).

I have been writing for many years but homed in on screenwriting because of its visual nature, as well as its ultimately collaborative nature.

I have written MARY ASTOR'S DIARY based on the true story of a 1936 Hollywood/child custody scandal at the time of the Hays Code. This has twice placed in the second round of The Austin Film Festival, and was a top 10 finalist (!) in this year's Fifth Annual Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Contest.

I am currently working on two next stories, one an original Mother-Daughter dramedy (can we say that word?) two-hander, and the other a drama based on a true story about an unlikely horse champion and his unlikely champion rider in the show jumping world.

I live in Montecito, CA, with my sweet son Harry and my fabulous wife, Jane Lynch.




  • Finalist, Fifth Annual Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest.

  • Second Rounder, 2019 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition

  • Quarterfinalist, Screencraft Drama Contest 2018

  • Second Rounder, 2017 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition


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