As the Founder and Executive Producer of Auburn Avenue Films, Wendy Eley Jackson translates creative currency into business strategy! A native of Atlanta, GA, she brings 30 plus years of television broadcasting and film experience to industry.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in English Literature, and an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the University of Georgia, Eley Jackson’s vast experience in the film & television industry spans from SONY Pictures Television where she developed made for television movies; advertising and marketing with Turner Broadcasting and, developing TV pilots for major studios & networks. Most recently, she’s received the prestigious Producers Guild Mark (p.g.a) for her producing work on the critically acclaimed and award-winning feature length documentary, MAYNARD (Netflix), directed by 2x Academy Award Nominee and 6x Primetime Emmy Winner & Peabody Recipient, Sam Pollard. Wendy served as Executive Producer of feature documentaries, Welcome to Pine Lake (CBSN), and CARTERLAND, the official documentary of President Jimmy Carter, (Gravitas Ventures). Currently, her production company has completed the short doc, The Invitation and now it’s in the festival circuit. She is also currently filming, Counting The Ballots (Director & Producer), PILGRIM: The Untold Story of MLK Jr. and Ghandi (Producer) and Protect & Serve with Martin Luther King, III (Producer) with Calabasas Films. Wendy is also the co-writer of scripted limited series, Ella & Marilyn, and is the writer of feature films, Orange Blossom and First Kiss for the Hallmark Network. Her most recent feature length screenplay, 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story of Jim Crow is an adaptation of the award winning book by Bill Stiegerwald. A true believer in the power of “collaborative storytelling”, her company, Auburn Avenue Films, has become a “go to” curator for content creation developed out of Georgia into Hollywood. Wendy is a Lecturer at the University of California Santa Barbara where she teaches basic & advanced screenwriting for television, contemporary screenwriters, creative writing and film as literature.
With over several scripted and narrative titles in active development in Hollywood, Eley Jackson delivers feature length films, television series, documentaries, webisodes, and blogs throughout the world!
Wendy is the wife of Maynard Holbrook Jackson, III and the proud mother of two children, Amber and Joshua.