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School of Media and Communication

Jennifer Ogden

Jennifer Ogden began her film and television career in her hometown of Natchez, Miss.  She studied speech and theatre in college and then moved to New York to pursue acting and film production.  Early in her career, she worked on film classics such as “Annie Hall” and “Hair.”  She continued to work as a production coordinator, production manager, associate producer, and executive producer on numerous films.  Ms. Ogden later ventured into the studio side of film production as vice president of Twentieth Century Fox’s film division.  Some of this 2008 MCJ Hall of Fame inductee’s credits include notable films such as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,”  “Manhattan Project” and “Gilda Radner Live.”  In 2001, Ms. Ogden garnered an Emmy Award for “Tuesdays with Morrie.”  In 2005, she was the executive producer of the critically acclaimed “The Family Stone.”