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Courtney A. Kemp

creator/showrunner Power
Courtney A. Kemp is a highly regarded creator, showrunner, and producer in the television industry.Kemp is the mind behind Starz’ critically acclaimed gritty New York drama, Power. The series marks her debut as a creator and showrunner and follows the complex character James “Ghost” St. Patrick and his empire. Under Kemp’s leadership, the series doubled viewership from its premiere episode to its season one finale and generated the largest concentration of African American viewership of any scripted premium series in almost a decade. By the time the second season wrapped, Power drew a record 6.3 million viewers each week, making it the network’s most highly watched original series at the time. The show continues to shatter its previous records, as its season three premiere episode raked in 2.26 million live viewers, establishing it as the best original series season debut. In addition, the episode became the most-watched episode of any Starz original series to date. Fresh off the season three premiere success, Starz announced the renewal of Power for season four and five with Kemp set to return. Season four ended with stellar reviews and saw season high ratings among its viewers. For her work on the show, Marie Claire Magazine named Kemp one of “The 50 Most Influential Women in America”, she was included as one of the female powerhouses on Elle Magazine’s “The Agenda” and named one of Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” honorees.Previously, Kemp was a writer and supervising producer on the celebrated television show The Good Wife, which went on to garner nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and a Writers Guild Award for Dramatic Series. She also worked on ABC’s Eli Stone, and Fox’s Justice and The Bernie Mac Show, among others. Prior to her work in television, Kemp wrote for many prestigious magazines, including GQ, Vibe, and Marie Claire.