Jessica Sharzer made her feature writing and directing debut with Speak starring Kristen Stewart. The movie premiered at Sundance in 2004 and was nominated for a WGA and DGA award. Ms. Sharzer has written feature films for HBO, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 and Lionsgate. In television, she has written drama pilots for Fox, ABC, CBS and MTV. Her musical adaptation of Dirty Dancing airs on ABC in May 2017. She spent four years as a writer producer on American Horror Stort and one season on the Fox show Star. Her feature script A Simple Favor will be directed by Paul Feig this summer 2017. Leigh Janiak is attached to direct her script for The Young Elites at 20th Century Fox.