Jann Turner is a Film and TV director, known for her prolific and wide ranging television career as well as for the feature films WHITE WEDDING and PARADISE STOP.
She is currently developing the films WAYS OF DYING, from the acclaimed novel by Zakes Mda and NIGHT OVER WATER, from the book by bestseller Ken Follett and SORELLA, an original screenplay. She is also developing several TV series: FIRST, DO NO HARM; THE BIOGRAPHER; TRASHED; SALT RIVER and THE COMMISSION.
Turner spent the 2017/18 network season as the Producing Director and Co-EP on Shondaland’s SCANDAL. She has directed episodes of THE LAST SHIP, THE BOLD TYPE, SCANDAL, THE CATCH, CHICAGO FIRE, GREYS ANATOMY, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, JANE THE VIRGIN, GRACE AND FRANKIE, CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO MED, HARD COPY, ISIDINGO, ZERO TOLERANCE, MZANSI, COMPLICATIONS, THE FOSTERS, CASTLE, SCORPION, ALPHA HOUSE, SATISFACTION, THE DIVIDE, TEEN WOLF, THE NEIGHBORS, SAVE ME, THE BIG C, THE CARRIE DIARIES AND EMILY OWENS MD.
Jann Turner was also an on-air producer for SABC TV's TRUTH COMMISSION SPECIAL REPORT and she has made documentaries for Channel 4UK and eTV South Africa.
A graduate of Oxford University and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, her first job in the business was as the receptionist for Working Title Films in London in 1988. She has been a runner, a PA, an assistant editor and a sound editor - in 1995 she won an EMMY for sound editing on National Geographic’s WOLVEs OF THE AIR. She is also the author of the books Home Is Where You Find It, Heartland and Southern Cross.
She is repped by CAA, Synchronicity Management and Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown.