In her new role, Howe is responsible for spearheading the development and production of drama and comedy projects for both the broadcast network and cable marketplace. She reports directly to Wells.
Immediately prior to this appointment, Howe had served as Senior Vice President of Television at JWP, overseeing the development of and providing on-going creative supervision for a number of its television projects, including the one-hour comedy “Shameless,” which returns to Showtime for its sixth season in January 2016; the current TNT drama pilot “Animal Kingdom,” starring Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman; and previously, the critically acclaimed drama “Southland,” which ran for five seasons on NBC and TNT. She is also responsible for the development and production of digital media related to all JWP programming.
In making the announcement, Wells said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with Jinny in this new capacity. Over the past five years, she has proven herself to be an exceptionally talented executive with excellent relationships within the creative community. Jinny’s contributions to “Shameless” and to our growing development slate have been central to the company’s continuing success. I look forward to our working together for many years to come.”
Howe joined JWP in 2005 and has worked on renowned television series “ER,” “The West Wing” and “Third Watch,” among others. In 2011, she served as an associate producer on Wells’ feature directorial debut, “The Company Men,” which starred Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones, and was released by The Weinstein Company. Prior to joining JWP, Howe worked in the talent division at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.