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Jen Sall ( is an award-winning writer, director and producer committed to creative work that is thought-provoking and sparks conversation across film, television, and digital media. With experience spanning the visual storytelling spectrum – from branded films to scripted to documentary – Jen breaks down barriers between content silos, opening the door to more unusual approaches and fresh voices in her creative. She has brought this experience and unique perspective to her work at Apple, Calvin Klein, Disney, HBO, Hello Sunshine, Hulu, Netflix and Viacom, among other prestigious brands and studios.

Originally from Washington, DC, Jen’s work is inspired and informed by her time abroad, living in both Rio de Janeiro and Rome, where she learned five languages and once worked as an interpreter at a David Bowie concert. As she moved into all things arts and culture, she became the Editor-At-Large of THE EP, a lifestyle magazine once found on the shelves of MOMA PS1 and the Andy Warhol Museum.  She is currently producing The Gate starring and co-written by Tobias Menzies (Manhunt, The Crown) with sales through WME, Chasing Perfect written by Jeanne Rosenberg of The Black Stallion with Gersh representing and a docu-series hosted by Erika Alexander (American Fiction).

A member of BAFTA and the P.G.A., Jen is a 2023 Gracie Award Winner from the Alliance for Women in Media. Jen was also one of eight women selected for the worldwide 2020 Women in Screen Workshop, hosted by the Australian Screen Forum. Jen’s romance-comedy pilot script Your Night is My Day was a semi-finalist in the 2021 Sundance Institute Episodic Lab. The project is currently being developed as a feature film. She is also a founding EVOLVE mentor, an organization founded by Ava DuVernay, Justin Lin, and Mayor Eric Garcetti and a member of HRTS (Hollywood Radio and Television Society).

Jen recently directed and co-wrote The Reboot starring Jordyn Denning (Pam & Tommy) and Brie Carter (Little Fires Everywhere).  In 2023, Jen directed and co-wrote the short film This Could Have Been an Email starring Becky Chicoine (The Other Two, Mr.Robot) currently being developed as a feature film.  She created and directed Art is No Joke starring Sarah Sherman (SNL), Niccole Thurman (Kenan) and other female comics. As well as directing branded content for ChiefX, Bloomberg, and MTV Cribs. Her recent work as a producer includes the feature Going Somewhere starring Nomas Mlambo (Black-ish), 2023 Emmy nominated Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga for Netflix, Rise for Hello Sunshine directed by Nisha Ganatra, launched at Sundance Film Festival in 2023. SWIPE NIGHT: Killer Weekend, starring Luke Slattery (The Boys in the Boat), an Emmy nominated series, Root Letter starring Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), Hangry starting Justin Kirk (HBO’s Perry Mason, Weeds) and Bite Size Huluween (a short form anthology series for Hulu) in 2021 and 2022.

She is represented at Octagon Entertainment



To be hired as a director on branded, commercials, music videos, short or long form fiction and commercial representation.


An amazing community of people to support, bounce ideas, vent, and play.



Ability to create original and innovative ideas regardless of budget.

High level of tenacity and determination to see things through.