Gennifer Hutchison (born July 19, 1977) is an American television and film writer. She is best known for her work on the television series Breaking Bad. She won two Writers Guild of America Awards for her work on the series as a part of the writing team in 2012 and 2013. She is currently a writer and executive producer on Better Call Saul.
|Television||Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Strain|
Andrew Ortner (m. 2013)
|Awards||Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama (2014)|
Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series (2012, 2013, 2014)
Prior to Breaking Bad, she worked in the production staff for the television series The Lone Gunmen, The X-Files, Star Trek: Enterprise, Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men. She also worked on The Strain as a writer and producer during its first season.
Hutchison got her start in the entertainment industry as a PA in the writers' office at The X-Files. She went on to become writer/producer Vince Gilligan's assistant during the show's final seasons. After the show ended, she worked on a number of pilots and short-lived shows as a writers' assistant and producers' assistant, ending up as showrunner Matthew Weiner's assistant on Mad Men during its first season.
After finding out about former boss Gilligan's new pilot Breaking Bad – also on AMC – she reached out and was offered a job as Gilligan's assistant. When Hutchison and the show returned for its second season, she spoke to Gilligan about her ambition to write for the show. She was tasked with writing the show's additional content, such as webisodes and blogs, as an audition. Her work impressed Gilligan, and she was offered a freelance script in season three, and subsequently brought on board as a writer. She remained on the show for the entirety of its run, rising to the position of executive story editor in the show's fifth and final season.
She rejoined Gilligan and his co-creator Peter Gould on Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul as a supervising producer. Hutchison has, to date, written two episodes per season, rising to co-executive producer in season two, and executive producer in season three. She has received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Drama Series category for each season of the show.
In film, Hutchison adapted Victoria Aveyard's novel Red Queen for Universal in 2015. In June 2016, she signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV, the studio behind both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
|2010||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Breaking Bad||Nominated|
|2012||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Nominated|
|2013||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Won|
|2015||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Better Call Saul||Nominated|
|2015||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|2015||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Nominated|
|2016||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
|2016||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|2016||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Nominated|
|2017||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
|2018||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Pending|
|2018||Better Call Saul||4||"Wiedersehen"||9|
|2014||The Strain||1||"Loved Ones"||10|
|2011||4||"Salud"||10||Co-written with Peter Gould|
|2010||3||"I See You"||8|
|2018||Better Call Saul||Executive producer||Season 4|
|2016||Co-executive producer||Season 2|
|2015||Supervising producer||Season 1|
|2014||The Strain||Producer||Season 1|
|2013||Breaking Bad||Executive story editor||Season 5|
|2012||Story editor||Season 3|
|2009||Script coordinator||Season 2|
- 2012 Nominees & Winners, Writers Guild Awards – Writers Guild of America, West Archived 2015-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
- 2013 Nominees & Winners, Writers Guild Awards – Writers Guild of America, West Archived 2015-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
- ""Better Call Saul" Writer Gennifer Hutchison Discusses Her Craft and Career – Green Lens Media". Green Lens Media. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
- John, Allen St. "Be A Team Player And Nail The Lunch Order: Career Tips from Better Call Saul Writer Genni Hutchison". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
- "Better Call Saul Q&A – Gennifer Hutchison (Writer & Producer)". AMC. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2016-06-10). "'Better Call Saul' Writer Gennifer Hutchison Inks Overall Deal With Sony TV". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
- "Gennifer Hutchison | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
- Evans, Greg (2017-12-08). "FX To Develop 'Welcome To Night Vale' Podcast For TV; Harper Perennial Orders Two New Books". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
- Gennifer Hutchison and Andrew Ortner's Wedding Website