Undoubtedly talented and committed to his craft, Jimmy Jenkins is a breakthrough director and producer from Prince George’s County, MD. He is the middle son of Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr and First Lady Trina Jenkins of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Glenarden, MD. He attended Elmhurst College in Chicago, IL where his passion for theater and film blossomed. He was an athlete and when a severe injury forced him to return home to Maryland, he started United Empire, a multi-dimensional company that offers services in production, film, music and athletics. Jimmy went on to graduate from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in media production and minor in film.
Though young in age, Jimmy demonstrates the skill and commitment of a seasoned veteran in the entertainment industry. In, 2011, Jimmy wrote, directed and produced his first theatrical production, Heartless Journey. Over the next few years he directed and produced “Transpose: The Orchestrator”, a stage play entitled “Zion,” a full length feature film Transpose: The Movie. He became known as the youngest director to produce and full length stage play, the youngest filmmaker from Washington, DC and the youngest to sell out the Prestigious Magic Johnson Theater in Largo, MD.
Jimmy spent time working at Black Entertainment Network (BET) and Tyler Perry Studios. In partnership with Eastern Star Church, the Largest African American church in Indianapolis, Indiana he directed and wrote the stage play Creeps and Silly Women drawing a crowd of over 2500 attendees. He now is one of the founders and co-owners of Jenk Ink, LLC with his older brother Joshua Jenkins. In 2016, they achieved great success with their stage play Black Boy Blues and in 2017 they filmed their first budgeted feature film entitled Sinner Wanted starring celebrity actors Lamman Rucker, Clifton Powell and many other notable actors that will be in theaters in 2018