Jennifer Maisel (2004) wrote DOUBLE WEDDING, a movie for Lifetime in 2010 and is currently working on screenplays for Mar Vista Entertainment and Contradiction Films.
Jennifer Maisel is an award winning playwright and television and film writer whose work has been hailed as “inventive and sophisticated,” and “human and eternal” with a “formidable flair for the mysterious.” Her work has been produced nationally and internationally. Her play, THERE OR HERE, recently completed a critically acclaimed run in New York, directed by Amy Feinberg. She and Wendy McClellan won the 2006 Women Working With Women Collaboration Award from the New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts and Media for BIRDS, produced by Rorschach Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Her GOODY FUCKING TWO SHOES was produced in the 2005 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Jennifer received both the Charlotte Woolard Award for Extraordinary New Voice in American Theatre and the Fund for New American Plays Award from the Kennedy Center for THE LAST SEDER, which was produced at Chicago’s Organic Theater, Theatre J in Washington, DC, and Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA Project in Los Angeles (Joseph Megel, director), and was published by University of Texas Press. The screenplay adaptation of THE LAST SEDER won Showtime’s Tony Cox screenwriting award at the Nantucket Film Festival. Jennifer has written movies for ABC, NBC and MTV, worked on an animated feature for Disney, and was a staff writer on the WB drama, RELATED. She is working on a project for LIFETIME with Jaffe/Braunstein and is developing projects with M Films and Practical Pictures. Her screenplay, PRODIGAL SON, is being produced by Tule River Films, with Alex Graves directing. She is a member of the playwriting collective DogEar (dogear.org), as well as the Dramatists Guild and the WGA. Jennifer attended Cornell and received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.