Jenni is considered a triple threat in the world of entertainment. Her editing and screenwriting skills serve as a foundation for her directorial efforts which have received multiple awards and have placed her among the best in her field as a Director Member of the Directors Guild of America. Jenni is the co-founder of Gold Pictures, Inc. a development / production entity established in 2001.
She is a sought-after speaker, a thought leader for film / media inclusion, and an Advisory Board Member for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Her recent speaking engagements have included the Motion Picture Academy, Disney Studios, Universal Studios, Dreamworks, Duke University, University of Southern California, University of Central Florida, and co-hosting Turner Classic Movies with Ben Mankiewicz.
In addition to directing the comedy/horror feature film “Aaah! Roach!” which is currently in post, Jenni produced and directed the award-winning and star-studded feature documentary “CinemAbility: the Art of Inclusion” which is 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and has recently been selected by the U.S. State Department to be in the AMERICAN FILM SHOWCASE. Jenni has also directed the action feature film “Ready, Willing, & Able,” produced the comedy motion picture “Can I get a Witness Protection,” and co-produced the feature film “Tiger” starring Mickey Rourke. Ms Gold has written and is developing a number of projects including a suspense thriller titled “Adrenaline,” a romantic comedy “Mr. December,” and the family film “Lucky,” adapted from her children’s book of the same name.
Jenni went to film school at the University of Central Florida where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with two BA degrees, one in Motion Picture Production and another in Radio and Television Broadcasting.Shehas Muscular Dystrophy and has used a wheelchair since the age of seven. Jenni's dedication to the art and the craft of filmmaking along with her passion for storytelling and entertaining audiences is clearly evident in her work and achievements.
“Jenni is a born director!”
~ Vince Gilligan, Creator / Director “Breaking Bad”
“Jenni is deeply committed to her work, and her approach to directing is both technically informed and creatively unique. I firmly believe that Jenni offers a fresh perspective to the directing profession, as well as to audiences. I prefer to work with directors who have a clear grasp of the material, strong dedication to their craft, and enthusiasm – all of which Jenni has in abundance.”
~ J.J. Abrams, Producer / Director
"Jenni is a very talented director. I also became impressed with her passion for the entertainment business and her determination to succeed in it."
~ Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman Universal
"Jenni is a tremendously gifted producer / writer / director."
~ David Nutter, Producer / Director
“Jenni managed to educate and entertain the audience, which is what directors strive to accomplish."
~ Paris Barclay, Producer / Director
“Jenni is immensely creative and knows how to captivate an audience.”
~ Peter Farrelly, Writer / Director “Green Book”
“Jenni is a marvelous talent. She’ s chosen one of the toughest jobs anyone can aspire to, film directing, but she has the artistry, the discipline, and the drive to make a true success of it.”
~ Jerry Lewis, Director / Actor
"Gold shows that she can get bang for her buck with her first feature the action film: Ready Willing and Able!”
"Eye Opening!" "CinemAbility is an Arresting Look at Disability in Film and TV!" ~ LA Times
Unique traits: Only wheelchair using female DGA director member.