Jennifer Maytorena Taylor


Public bio

Jennifer Maytorena Taylor is a filmmaker and research fellow at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. Her most recent film, the award-winning feature documentary New Muslim Cool, is currently screening in festivals and special programs around the world, and was the Opening Night Film in the 2009 season of P.O.V. on PBS. Jennifer also co-produced/co-directed the feature documentary Special Circumstances, broadcast in late 2009 in the PBS series Voces. Other credits include Paulina, Ramadan Primetime, Home Front, Immigration Calculations, and many short films. Jennifer’s work has won numerous festival awards and two Emmys, and she has held several film and journalism fellowships -- most recently with New Muslim Cool at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Edit and Story Lab.