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Film Powered with Jen McGowan

Updated 10 months ago.

Jen McGowan is a director based in Los Angeles. Her first feature KELLY & CAL (starring Juliette Lewis, Cybill Shepherd & Jonny Weston) premiered at SXSW Film Festival where she won the Gamechanger Award. The film was released by IFC Films to rave reviews. Entertainment Weekly described her work as having "the unhurried, naturalistic instincts of Nicole Holofcener or Alexander Payne".
McGowan got her start with award-winning short films, CONFESSIONS OF A LATE BLOOMER and TOUCH, both of which played at over a hundred festivals in the US and abroad.

She is the creator of, a skill-sharing, networking and jobs resource for professional women in film and television. With over 1,400 active members, Film Powered was named Best in LA of 2016 by LA Weekly, was featured on Indiewire and is part of the Sundance Women’s Initiative Resource.

You can also find more about Jen at her website and by following her on Twitter @IAmJenMcG. You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram @laurapowers44.