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Jacqueline Feather is a New Zealand born America-based screenwriter for television and film. Her credits include Malice in Wonderland (1985), The King and I (1999) and Kung Fu Killer (2008). With her then writing partner David Seidler she is a four times nominee and one time winner of the Writers Guild of America Award, winning in 1989. Today, aside from her writing she is a Jungian Analyst in private practice and a Training Analyst at the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California.

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BiographyEdit

Born in New Zealand to art teacher parents, her grandfather was the theatre critic for National Radio. She took a B.F.A. at the University of Auckland in 1976 before moving to the United States in her early 20s where she followed a 25 year career as solo screenwriter and as a member of the Feather & Seidler writing team, with Academy Awards winner David Seidler.[1][2] Among Feather's other screenplays are Another World (1981), Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica (1993), Dancing in the Dark (1995), Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure (1988), Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1998), Quest for Camelot (1998),[3] Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (1999) and Son of the Dragon (2008).

Having taken an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute (2001–2008), today she is, along with writing, a Jungian Analyst in private practice and a Training Analyst at the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California.[1]

Writing creditsEdit

Production Notes Broadcaster
Another World NBC
Malice in Wonderland
  • Television film (1985) (co-written with David Seidler)
CBS
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
  • Television film (1988) (co-written with David Seidler)
ABC
My Father, My Son
  • Television film (1988) (co-written with David Seidler)
CBS
Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica
  • Television film (1993) (co-written with David Seidler)
ABC
Dancing in the Dark
  • Television film (1995) (co-written with David Seidler)
Lifetime Television
Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure
  • Television film (1998) (co-written with David Seidler)
Walt Disney Television
Quest for Camelot
  • Feature film (1998) (co-written with David Seidler)
N/A
The King and I
  • Feature film (1999) (co-written with David Seidler)
N/A
Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story
  • Television film (1999) (co-written with David Seidler)
ABC
Madeline: Lost in Paris
  • Direct-to-video film (1999) (co-written with Jacqueline Feather)
N/A
By Dawn's Early Light
  • Television film (2000) (co-written with David Seidler)
Showtime
Soraya
  • Television film (co-written with Anna Samueli, David Seidler and Umberto Marino, 2003)
RAI
Son of the Dragon
  • Television miniseries (2006) (co-written with David Seidler)
Hallmark Movie Channel
Kung Fu Killer
  • Television film (2008) (co-written with David Seidler)
Spike TV

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
1989 Writers Guild of America Award My Father, My Son Original Long Form (with David Seidler) Nominated
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Adapted Long Form (with David Seidler; tied with Susan Cooper for the Hallmark Hall of Fame episode "Foxfire".) Won
2002 By Dawn's Early Light Children's Script (with David Seidler) Nominated
2009 Marc and the Space Invaders Best unproduced animated screenplay (with David Seidler) Nominated

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