Students: Jacqueline McKinley

Home/Students/Students: Jacqueline McKinley

Jacqueline McKinleyJacqueline McKinley is a working television writer having written for seven different sitcoms including the Emmy award winning “The Bernie Mac Show.”  She is currently a writer/producer on the show “Are We There Yet?” and for the show “First Family.”  She also served as co-producer on Will and Jada Smith show “All of Us.”

Following graduation from the University of Florida, Jackie moved to New York City where she enrolled in New York University’s continuing education filmmaking course. She worked as an assistant on various shows taped around the city and received her first break as a script coordinator on CBS’s “Cosby”.  On “Cosby” she received her first writing assignment.  Subsequently, she teamed up with a writing partner and headed to Los Angeles where they immediately got a staff writer position on Disney’s “Smart Guy.”

In addition to her television work, she with her writing partner began writing short films and screenplays.  Their short film “Move” played in over thirty film festivals and won eight festivals.  “Move” has also aired on the Showtime Network.  Their next short film, “Oxtails” has aired on the BET Network.   Currently, they have written and directed the popular webseries “Finding My Obama.”