Jen’s Soho House Series: Finding Your Inner Flashlight

On May 20th, Jen presented Finding Your Inner Flashlight, an interactive “life class,” at the Soho House to a packed audience. It was such a great hit that she’s been asked back to teach a 2015 summer series.


Has your attention been hijacked by stresses of the outer world? Learn how to access your own light source during dark and difficult times. In this interactive hour you will gain valuable tools to wring out your emotional sponge, ‘go fishing’ for inspiration and find ways to stay centered in the eye of any storm.

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Jen’s Interview with’s Brianne Burrowes

I Want Her Job ThumbJen Kleiner was just five years old when she realized her calling was in show business — specifically, the art of movie-making.A desire to gain on set experience is how Jen accidentally discovered her career in fashion, too. And it was through both careers that Jen’s career zig-zagged into a resume that boasts five different titles for her ongoing work.”

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Jen Receives NAPW “VIP Professional Woman of Excellence 2014” Award, Presented By Star Jones

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At this year’s National Networking Conference, Jen was named “VIP Professional Woman of Excellence 2014”  for the western region of the United States by the National Association of Professional Women.

With over 500,000 members, the NAPW is the largest networking organization of female professionals in the country. Hundreds of qualified women applied for the award but only 5 were chosen, each from different regions of the US.

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Coined “The Luminary Life Coach” by


“We simply can’t say enough amazing things about this intuitive’s coaching practice, and neither can some of the uber-elite in Hollywood’s artist and creative communities. From a family of 13 therapists, Jen’s well-versed in traditional treatments, but her chosen unorthodox methods have inspired clients to capture the careers of their dreams, while also remaining poised in the present. On a personal note, this guru gal has helped many a friend say adios to their writer’s block, and we’ve seen firsthand how her practice has taught them the tools to become their own inner-athletes. Carpe diem!” -Brenna Egan

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 Variety’s Coverage of Switching TimeVariety + Headline

Producer Aaron Magnani is developing a movie project from Dr. Richard Baer’s  “Switching Time: A Doctor’s Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities.”

Jen Kleiner, the director of “Nina Quebrada,” is writing the script.

The book, published in 2007 by Crown, centers on a female patient Baer treated who created 17 different versions of herself — men, women, young boys, a toddler, nurturing, prim, licentious — to survive. The Chicago psychiatrist eventually learned that the patient had been a victim of sexual abuse.

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 The Wrap’s Coverage of Switching TimeThe Wrap + Headline

Producer Aaron Magnani has optioned the screen rights to Dr. Richard Baer’s bestselling non-fiction book “Switching Time: A Doctor’s Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities,” TheWrap has learned.

Screenwriter Jen Kleiner will adapt the psychiatrist’s book as a psychological drama that will be produced by Aaron Magnani Productions.

“Switching Time” is based on a real-life case of multiple personality disorder. The book chronicles Baer’s gripping account of treating a woman who created 17 different personalities in order to deal with emotional trauma stemming from abuse she suffered in the past. 

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Yvette Yates’ Interview with Script Magazine, Featuring Jen

Yvette-Yates-2-199x300JF: What’s it like being directed by a female director?

YV: One of my first films as the lead was as Nina Quebrada (Broken Girl) that garnered attention in the festival circuit and was directed by AFI’s Jen Kleiner. It was such a dark subject matter, dealing with human trafficking, and she made sure I was in the safest of environments physically and mentally, meaning checking I was comfortable with the situations. When I had to emotionally go to a certain place, she’d allow me to go there at my pace, and just the same, to come down from it. Every day was emotionally exhausting, but the end result speaks volumes. To this day, 6 years later, universities screen the film and ask us to attend because the topic is still so relevant.

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