Jessica Jacobs

Director of Development
Artillery Creative Collective
Materials Due: 9:00am PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Concept first, then structure and characters.

About Your Host

Since childhood, Jessica Jacobs has always had a fervent imagination for storytelling. While pursuing film and television at Loyola Marymount University, Jessica was fortunate to expand her taste by working for diverse companies including Weed Road Pictures (LONE SURVIVOR), Indian Paintbrush, (MOONRISE KINGDOM) A&E Networks, (BATES MOTEL) and Electric City Entertainment, (CAPTAIN FANTASTIC). She co-wrote, directed, and produced a number of short films, including Life In Text (starring Tyler Ritter and Alexandra Daddario) that gained rave reviews on Yahoo!, JustJared,, and Slashfilm. After college, Jess assisted the CEO & President of Echo Lake Entertainment (NEBRASKA). Simultaneously, Jessica became a Film Independent Incubator Lab fellow and was awarded a grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for her filmmaking endeavors. In 2016, she moved over to Jeff Robinov's new studio, Studio 8, where she worked in the book department and sought out available material, up and coming filmmakers, and developed tentpole movies for global audiences. Next, she worked in post and on set with Paul Schiff on Netflix's HOW IT ENDS, starring Theo James and Forest Whitaker. She also brought Paul feature projects, one of which is a psychological thriller film currently in pre-production. Now, Jess is a Director of Development and Producer at Artillery Creative, an indie production and management company. Here, she brings in available film and TV projects, packages current projects, and works with Artillery's diverse literary clients.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Budgets to $50MM

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • Horror

  • Biopics
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Female-Driven
  • High-Concept
  • Psychological
  • True Stories
  • Young Adult (YA)

Specifically not interested in:

Big Fantasy