TAMARA JENKINS is the writer and director of the films Private LifeThe SavagesSlums of Beverly Hills as well as several award winning shorts.  

Among the honors she has received are an Academy Award nomination, an Independent Spirit Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Ms Jenkins attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her MFA and met her husband, the screenwriter, Jim Taylor, with whom she occasionally writes.  Jenkins lives in NYC with Jim and their daughter, Mia.