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Jacque Edmonds Cofer

writer/producer Martin, Living Single, Moesha; creator/showrunner Let's Stay Together, Reed Between the Lines
Jacque Edmonds Cofer attended Princeton University, graduating with an A.B. in Politics. She also earned an M.B.A. at the Harvard Business School.

After her graduation from HBS she left corporate life to become a television writer and producer. Her first network television-writing job was on “Martin.” Within two years, she had risen to supervising producer. After “Martin,” she was the co-executive producer of Fox’s “Living Single.” While there, she produced and developed several pilots of her own. Ms. Cofer then joined UPN as the executive producer of “Moesha” and the coexecutive producer of “Abby”. Jacque was also the co-executive producer of the WB’s “All about the Andersons,” shot a pilot for Paramount Studios based on the Latina singing group “Soluna” and was co-executive producer of the UPN comedy “Cuts.”

Jacque is the creator and executive producer of “Let’s Stay Together,” BET’s first original scripted comedy. The series led the rebranding of BET as a network for sophisticated, aspirational, urban adults. Its premiere was the fifth most-watched cable tv sitcom in history with 4.4 million viewers. She also executive produced “Reed Between the Lines” and created two pilots for the network.

During her career she has written over 20 “sweeps” episodes. As a producer Jacque has led management of over 300 episodes of television programming with cost per episode of $700k - $1.5 million. Her total budgetary responsibility is over $250 million. Ms. Cofer has won the following awards:

 NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Comedy Program, “Martin”

 PRISM Award, from the National Institutes of Health and the Entertainment Industries Council, for accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction, “Moesha”

 SHINE Award (2), from The Media Project and the Kaiser Foundation for accurate and honest portrayals of adolescent sexual health issues, “Moesha”

 President’s Award, from the Alliance of Black Entertainment Technicians

 Founder’s Award, from the Black Women Film Preservation Project Cofer Entertainment Group, which Jacque runs with her husband, James Cofer, Jr. is developing family friendly and faith-themed live theater and feature film projects.