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Livingston's nonfiction writing has been published in numerous print and online magazines, as well as in anthologies. Here's a 2024 piece, for the New York Times Magazine’s Screenland column, about the film Maestro. Jennie's written three dramatic screenplays, and been hired to write reviews, grants, notes, and proposals. Clients have included The AMC Channel, the American Museum of the Moving Image, and others.



Jennie Livingston is a charismatic public speaker and cultural commentator. Her conversations address films and filmmaking, identity, justice, commerce, and power. Venues include Showtime, The Getty Center, South Africa School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (Johannesburg), American University Center for Social Media, Fenwick & West LLP, Goethe Institute, Yale, Bryn Mawr, Williams College, and scores of media, corporate, educational, cultural, and political events.


Livingston consults on story, structure, culture, and style: She’s advised both nonfiction and fiction projects, consulted with individuals and institutions on grant-seeking, and helped develop new media ventures.  


Livingston has taught classes and seminars on the history, practice, and business of film and filmmaking, as well as on the craft of screenwriting at Yale, Connecticut College, Brooklyn College, and at the Hochschule für Film und Fersehen (Munich).


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