Jessica Sharzer

Co-Executive Producer, Amazing Stories | Anatomy of a Script: The Third Act

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Jessica Sharzer made her feature writing and directing debut with SPEAK, starring Kristen Stewart and Steve Zahn. It premiered at Sundance in 2004 and was nominated for a Writers Guild Award and a Directors Guild Award. She has since developed feature films for Universal, HBO, MTV, Fox, Sony and Lionsgate. She wrote the 2016 feature film NERVE starring Dave Franco and Emma Roberts. She also adapted the novel A SIMPLE FAVOR starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively for director Paul Feig. She is currently adapting the graphic novel BAD GIRLS for Netflix and the memoir THE RULES DO NOT APPLY for Participant and director Jill Soloway.  In television, Ms. Sharzer spent four seasons as a writer-producer on AMERICAN HORROR STORY. She has developed drama pilots for CBS, FOX, MTV and ABC networks.  She is currently a co-executive producer on Apple’s AMAZING STORIES with drama pilots in development at USA Network and Charter Communications.   She holds a Masters Degree from NYU where her thesis film THE WORMHOLE won the NYU Wasserman Award, the NY Magazine Award of Excellence and the Student Academy Award.  She is also an adjunct professor in the USC Stark Producing program.