Janine Sherman Barrois

Janine Sherman Barrois


"Stories are the timeline of humanity. Without them, true history cannot be written inclusively. HUMANITAS understands that."
–Janine Sherman Barrois

Janine Sherman Barrois is an award-winning writer/producer who has recently signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Warner Brothers Studios to create and develop new series. Currently, she is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Claws, a dramedy starring Niecy Nash on TNT. Barrois has also recently sold the network her suburban family drama Hinges, a project she is executive-producing along with John Wells, Emmy-winning director Anthony Hemingway and his producing partner, Mark Taylor. Previously, she spent five years as an Executive Producer on the hit CBS series Criminal Minds. Prior to that, she was an Executive Producer on ER and worked on the final four seasons of the show. Before ER, Barrois spent five seasons on Third Watch, rising from Story Editor to Co-Executive Producer. She has also written on Eddie Murphy's The PJ's and The Jamie Foxx Show. Barrois got her start on Lush Life, where she was placed after participating in the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop.

In 2014, Barrois won an NAACP Image Award for best dramatic writing for her work on the Criminal Minds episode entitled “Strange Fruit.” Prior to that she was nominated for six Image Awards and a HUMANITAS Award for her writing. She is also active in the WGA, where she serves in their Mentoring Program, as a judge for their Writers’ Access Project. In addition, she serves on the board of the William H. Johnson Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to giving scholarships to African-American contemporary artists. Barrois graduated from Howard University.

Barrois is repped by WME and Patti Felker at Felker Toczek Suddleson Ambramson.

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