JESSICA ABRAMS

Writer

616 ¼ N Plymouth Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90004

 (323) 841-5377

jessiloua@gmail.com

www.jessicaabrams.com

 

TELEVISION WRITING:

 

DESIRE: WATCH OVER ME                 Freelance (Multiples)            FOX/MyNetwork TV               2007

AMAZING VACATION HOMES             Freelance (Multiples)             Travel Channel                      2006

THE ULTIMATE ZOO                            Freelance (Multiples)             Animal Planet                        2005

ADOPTION TALES                                Freelance (Multiples)            Animal Planet                        2004

STREET TIME                                       Script Coordinator                 Showtime                              2001-2002

24                                                          Script Coordinator                  Fox                                        2000-2001

PROFILER                                            Episode/Writers Asst.             NBC                                      1999-2000

SPIN CITY                                            Writers Asst.                            NBC                                      1997

 

PILOTS/PITCHES

 

THE ACCIDENTAL PROPHET (drama)

Dual franchise family and legal drama pitched with producer Barbara Wall, formerly of Lionsgate Entertainment/If-come deal with New Regency Television

 

PLAYWRITING

 

IF I LOOK THIS GOOD, WHY DO I FEEL LIKE SH*T? (solo show)

Premiered at the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival, recipient of Encore Award

 

HAPPY RETURNS (short play/part of longer play, THE FIRST TO KNOW)

Premiered January 2015 as part of Little Black Dress Ink’s National Festival of New Plays, Prescott, AZ

2013 Heideman Award finalist

Published in ONSTAGE Collection

 

EASTER IN TEL AVIV (full-length)

2013 Ebell Prize Finalist

 

MELISSA (short play/part of longer play, THE FIRST TO KNOW)

Premiered May 2012 in the New American Theatre Short Play Festival, Los Angeles, CA

 

THE FIRST TO KNOW (full-length)

2018 SkyPilot Runway Reading

 

THE LAUGHING COW (full-length)

Premiered April 2012 at Los Angeles’ Meta Theatre on Melrose (produced by New Leaf Endeavors)

Published in Off the Wall Plays (www.offthewallplays.com)

 

WEB

 

KNOCKING ON DOORS (www.knocking-on-doors.com)

2013-2014.  Co-created, co-directed (2 out of 9 episodes/sole directing credit on 4 episodes), produced and star in a web series based on my day job as a field interviewer for a social science research company.

2017 Winner of Indiefest Award of Recognition

2017 International Independent Film Awards, Bronze

2017 Southern Shorts – writing, editing, acting

BLOGGING/ARTICLES

 

JessicaAbrams.com                                       Blogger                                  2017 – present

FeminineCollective.com                                 Contributor                            2015 – 2018

ExploreDance.com                                         Contributor                            2014 – 2019

Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative     Blogger                                  2012 – 2014

 

GHOST WRITING

 

Ghost-wrote “ENOUGHNESS: THE SIMPLE TRUTH TO EMBRACING YOU”,

by Alison Robertson                                                                                       2016 – 2017   

                                                                       

TEACHING/COACHING

 

Led writing workshop, Downtown Women’s Center                                     2015

EDUCATION/TRAINING

 

Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive                                              

Barnard College of Columbia University, BA French Literature