Jeff Stetson

Jeff Stetson is an internationally acclaimed award-winning playwright and screenwriter for film and television. His stage plays include: Keep the Faith: A musical on the life and times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.; Fathers and Other Strangers; Fraternity; And the Men Shall Also Gather; To Play a Black Man; Love You Better; The Apology; and The Meeting, which has been produced in all fifty-states and more than a dozen countries including South Africa, the Netherlands, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Nigeria, Scotland, United Kingdom, Brazil, Jordan and Austria. He adapted it for American Playhouse.

He adapted his play, “Fraternity,” for HBO as a one-hour series. He served as co-producer for the series “Containment” which was broadcast on the CW in 2016 and Netflix and co-producer of the series “Shots Fired,” broadcast on the FOX Network in the Spring of 2017. His episode, “The Fire This Time,” was directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme and starred Oscar winners Helen Hunt and Ricard Dreyfuss. Most recently he adapted the book “Death of a King,” by Tavis Smiley for a one-hour limited series produced by Bad Robot in association with Warner Bros. Television.

His additional television credits include the one-hour drama First Time for Nickelodeon’s Sports Theater hosted by Shaquille O’Neill. It was a finalist for the prestigious Humanitas Prize and was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award.

His work has generated 24 N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards and been awarded 18, most recently for a four-hour documentary which he co-wrote: For Love of Liberty, broadcast nationally on P.B.S. In addition to winning the 2011 N.A.A.C.P Image Award for best documentary it also received the 2010 Public Broadcasting Award in Excellence.

He has written and developed more than two-dozen films and television movies for the major studios. Mr. Stetson’s novel: Blood on the Leaves was published by Warner Books. He adapted it for Paramount Pictures to star Jamie Foxx.

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NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightThe Meeting 1986-87 Season
PlaywrightThe Meeting (2021) 2020-21 Season