Shawnelle Gibbs is a writer and producer from Oakland, California currently based in Los Angeles. Her credits span television, animation, film, and publishing. She’s produced on Emmy and Peabody Award
winning series for NBC Universal, and countless hours of programming for networks including ABC, Food Network and Discovery, Inc.
As one half of the Gibbs Sisters writing team, she’s authored the YA comic book series Fashion Forward, The Invention of E.J. Whitaker, and the upcoming YA graphic novel, Ghost Roast, scheduled for publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Harper Collins. Shawnelle has served as Staff Writer for Warner Bros. Animation, and has also written for Dreamworks Animation, Mattel Studios, and Cartoon Networks. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America West, Women in Animation and The Animation Guild.
Her ultimate goal is to create and produce a legacy of television projects that reflect the magical realism of the African American experience.
Shawnee ́ Gibbs is a writer and producer from Oakland, California, currently living and working in Los Angeles, who specializes in creating content for television, film, and publishing.
She’s produced a wide range of television shows for networks including The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and National Geographic Channel. As one half of the Gibbs Sisters writing team, she’s authored the YA comic book series Fashion Forward and the Glyph Award-nominated adventure series, The Invention of E.J. Whitaker. Her upcoming YA graphic novel, Ghost Roast, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Harper Collins in Fall 2023.
Shawnee ́ is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Women in Animation, The Animation Guild, the Writers Guild of America, West and the Children's Media Association. She's served as a Staff Writer for Warner Bros. Animation’s Little Ellen series, a Development Writer for Cartoon Network, and has penned scripts for Dreamworks Animation and Mattel Studios.