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Famous Screenwriters from Jamaica

List of notable or famous screenwriters from Jamaica, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Jamaica and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Jamaica. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Jamaican screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Jamaica is included when available.

List ranges from Stephen Hopkins to Clement Virgo and more.

This historic screenwriters from Jamaica list can help answer the questions "Who are some Jamaican screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Jamaica?" These prominent screenwriters of Jamaica may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Jamaican screenwriters.

Use this list of renowned Jamaican screenwriters to discover some new screenwriters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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  • Alrick Brown is a film director, film producer, actor, film editor, teacher and screenwriter.  ...more
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
  • André Gordon is an actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer and director.  ...more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica
  • Clement Virgo (born June 1, 1966) is a Canadian film and television writer, producer and director who runs the production company, Conquering Lion Pictures, with producer Damon D'Oliveira. Virgo is best known for co-writing and directing an adaptation of the novel by Canadian writer Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes (2015), a six-part miniseries that aired on CBC Television in Canada and BET in the United States.  ...more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Evan Jones (29 December 1927–21 July 2012) was a poet, playwright and screenwriter based in Britain. He was educated in Jamaica, the United States and England. Jones taught at schools in the United States before moving to England in 1956 and beginning a career as a writer. He wrote the scripts for the feature films King & Country, Modesty Blaise, Funeral in Berlin, Wake in Fright and several television plays.  ...more
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Portland Parish, Jamaica