JaNeika and JaSheika James have had an ongoing love affair with film and television
since childhood. It wasn't until college that the twin sisters decided to pursue careers in film and TV, both graduating with bachelor's degrees in Telecommunication from the University of Florida's College of Journalism. While sharing common goals to write for television, JaNeika and JaSheika have taken very different paths in achieving those goals.
Upon graduating from the University of Florida, JaSheika went on to work for the hit series, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and DEXTER, and later in post-production at ABC Studios. Her professional experience in the writers' room began on ABC's REVENGE, where she joined the writing staff in the third season.
Following JaNeika's master's studies at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of
Public Communication, she had the opportunity to interview Yvette Lee Bowser, Creator and Executive Producer of the hit FOX television series LIVING SINGLE. She began her career working for Mrs. Bowser on UPN's HALF & HALF. JaNeika went on to work under the producing team of Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan (SEINFELD, SCRUBS, WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?) at ABC Studios, and later in Scripted Development at VH1.
JaNeika and JaSheika rose up the ranks from Staff Writers to Supervising Producers on Fox's groundbreaking hit series, EMPIRE. They also served as Co Executive Producers on Netflix's limited series, TRUE STORY, starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes, and HBO Max's GOSSIP GIRL, and are currently developing Showtime's MABEL, an origin series based on Tyler Perry's Madea, as Executive Producers alongside Tyler Perry and Tim Palen. The James Twins are committed to creating, developing, and writing projects that enlighten, inspire, and entertain audiences around the world.
Their debut book, LIVING DOUBLE, is a behind-the-scenes look at the competitive
world of writing for television, as well an inspiring account of two sisters determined to make their dream careers a reality – and to share life lessons with those who have big dreams, but are uncertain how to achieve them.