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Jessica Sharzer

writer A Simple Favor, Nerve, American Horror Story
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 Director Guild Award. She has since developed feature films for Universal, HBO, MTV, Fox, Sony, Netflix, Participant 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 recently adapted the graphic novel for Channing Tatum's Free Assosciation and the memoir THE RULES DO NOT APPLY for 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, USA and ABC networks. She is currently adapting and showrunning an untitled show for Paramount and Apple. She is an adjunct professor in the USC Stark Producing program and hold a Masters Degree from NYU Wasserman Award, the NY Magazine Award of Excellence and the Student Academy Award.