Emmy Award winning showrunner to headline 2019 SPADA conference

Posted Wednesday 18 Sep 2019


Exciting news from SPADA: Jenji Kohan, creator of the award-winning Netflix drama Orange Is The New Black, will be headlining this year's SPADA Conference! A Los Angeles native, Kohan (pictured above) is an award- winning writer, producer and showrunner with a screen career spanning twenty five years. Starting out as a writer on The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, Kohan went on to write episodes for Mad About You, Will & Grace, Sex And The City and Gilmore Girls. She was also the creator of the Showtime dark comedy-drama TV series Weeds, which she executive produced as showrunner and head writer throughout its entire eight-season airing. Orange Is The New Black ran for 91 episodes and seven seasons, and has garnered a slate of awards - 16 Emmy nods and four wins, as well as recognition at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.