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Jessica Sherif is a multi-ethnic, multilingual and multicultural writer, director and producer. She channels her diverse background to tell engaging and impactful character-based stories that resonate across different perspectives and cultures. ​

 

On the narrative side, Jessica has produced and directed several short films that have screened at more than 30 festivals, and won prizes at Hollyshorts, Tallgrass, and more. Her latest short film, the romantic comedy Chatter, which she wrote and directed, is currently in post-production. Her screenwriting has been supported by the Tribeca Creators Market, Women In Film and FilmShop, and she currently has three features in development.

On the documentary side, her recent work includes co-creating, directing and executive producing the two-part series Right To Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution on HULU, co-creating and executive producing the four-part series Under Pressure: The U.S. Women's World Cup Team on NETFLIX, and executive producing the feature Rather on NETFLIX.

On the audio side, Jessica is currently producing the French-language podcast Pourboire, hosted by two Award-winning French sommeliers who happen to be sober. It will be released in the summer of 2024.

 

Jessica has a strong background in development. She worked as script analyst for Miramax for many years, reading and reviewing screenplays, books and other materials to advise executives on which projects to move forward with. Before that, Jessica headed development at eOne for Creature Films, where she generated new content ideas, created pitch materials, and curated outside pitches for the company. She also freelances as a story consultant, providing insightful feedback and/or development materials for diverse content, to both production companies and writers/creators alike.

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