|Occupation||Writer • Producer|
Jenna Bans is an American screenwriter. Bans is a producer and writer on Grey's Anatomy, and is the creator and the co-producer (along with Shonda Rhimes) of Off the Map, a series which premiered on ABC in January 2011, and was cancelled on May 13, 2011. From 2012 to 2014, she was the regular writer and co-executive producer on another Shonda Rhimes created drama, Scandal, on ABC.
Originally hired as a staff writer for Jerry Bruckheimer's cancelled action TV movie Fearless, Bans became a part of the crew of Desperate Housewives in 2004, working as a staff writer and then working her way to executive story editor. In 2006 she was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the screenplay to the Desperate Housewives episode "Next" and in 2007 she received another nomination for the episode "It Takes Two". Bans co-wrote both episodes together with Kevin Murphy.
In 2017 Bans was inspired by a conversation she had with her mom about current politics to create Good Girls.
As a producer, she uses the banner "Minnesota Logging Company."
|2008–2012||Grey's Anatomy||Co-executive producer|
|2011||Off the Map||Executive producer|
|2012–2014||Scandal||Co-executive producer, 2014 consulting producer|
|2014||Sea of Fire||TV movie; executive producer|
|2016||The Family||Executive producer|
|2018–present||Good Girls||Creator, executive producer|
|2004||Fearless||TV movie; staff writer|
|2004–2007||Desperate Housewives||Co-written with Kevin Murphy|
|2011||Off the Map||Also credited as creator|
|2014||Sea of Fire||TV movie|
|2016||The Family||Regular writer|
|2018–present||Good Girls||Also credited as creator|
- Lesley Goldberg. "'Scandal's' Jenna Bans Sells Political Thriller to ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- Nellie Andreeva. "'Flesh & Blood' Mystery Drama From Jenna Bans Gets ABC Pilot Order - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- Birnbaum, Debra (19 February 2019). "'Good Girls' Creator Jenna Bans on How Donald Trump's Election Fueled Her". variety.com. Variety. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
- Andreeva, Nellie (July 27, 2020). "Jenna Bans' Uni TV-Based Minnesota Logging Production Company Taps 20th TV's Casey Kyber As Head Of Television". Deadline. Retrieved September 3, 2020.