by Jill Gurr
Family | Comedy
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Jill is a produced screenwriter, having adapted the book Hit and Run by James Hadley Chase into the screenplay Rigged, which stars George Kennedy. This film was distributed internationally by Kodiak Films. She also wrote Socrates, a PBS pilot that stars Ed Asner. Several of her original screenplays were optioned. She has over 20 years of experience working with top celebrities on award-winning film and TV productions all around the world as a Script Supervisor.
She graduated with a B.S. degree in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University, where she was a disc jockey on WTBU radio. Jill also studied at the City of London Polytechnic and received a Professional Producer’s Certificate from UCLA. Jill spent several years traveling and living around the world, including throughout Mexico and other countries in Central and South America, as well as Europe and Russia.
She is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. Jill is also the Founder and Executive Director of Create Now, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps youth find their voices through arts mentoring and education. She has published three books, including one about mentoring youth. CBS Local recently featured Jill in their article, “Best New Authors You Need to Know About.”