Jennifer Arnold is an Emmy nominated writer, director and producer working in both narrative and documentary formats. After graduating from UCLA and University of Nairobi with a B.A. in African History, Jennifer returned to UCLA for an M.F.A. in film. Her award-winning short, Maid of Honor screened at Sundance before airing on HBO/Cinemax. Jennifer returned to Sundance with her Internet series, The Mullet Chronicles, which was developed into the documentary, American Mullet and released by Palm Pictures and Lionsgate. Jennifer also co-directed the documentary Where The Girls Are, for Ethan Coen and wrote a motorcross script, Speedway, before returning to Sundance a third time with A Small Act, which was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the Best Documentary Emmy and awarded the Adrienne Shelly Directors Award, the NAMIC Vision Award and the Humanitas Prize for documentary film. A Small Act is currently being broadcast on HBO and is a top-ten documentary choice by Roger Ebert and a New York Times Critic’s Pick.
Jennifer has participated in several prestigious directing and producing programs including the Berlin Talent Campus, Berlinale Script Clinic, IFP’s No Borders and Film Independent’s Director’s Lab and Fast Track Programs. Her current projects include the documentary portion of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie distributed by Fox, YTF a docu-series about the YouTube phenomenon group “Yesterday, Today, Forever” for Mnet and the narrative feature A Killing Frost currently in development.