Jessica Bendinger's movies have grossed over $500 million worldwide, and have spawned myriad sequels, TV shows and Jeopardy questions. Her directorial debut STICK IT (starring Jeff Bridges) had the highest per screen average its' opening weekend, and was the #1 download on iTunes for 7 straight weeks.
An acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter who launched onto the scene with her original script BRING IT ON (which debuted at #1 in the box office and remained there for two weeks), Jessica was named by Glamour Magazine as one of Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women Under 40. Bendinger was a writer on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Season Four of SEX AND THE CITY, credited on the episode entitled, "TIME & PUNISHMENT."
A former journalist for SPIN Magazine + MTV News, Jessica also directed music videos for artists such as Queen Latifah, Steady B, Coro, Tony Terry, Warrior Soul, Masters of Reality and Loudness. Her Queen Latifah video for FLY GIRL was nominated for two Billboard Awards: Best Rap Video and Best Director/Rap Video.
Jessica's screenwriting credits include: THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE, FIRST DAUGHTER and AQUAMARINE. Her uncredited work includes:
WHAT A GIRL WANTS, FREAKY FRIDAY, MEAN GIRLS, CHARLIE'S ANGELS 2, JUST LIKE HEAVEN, GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, G-FORCE and HITCH.
She wrote and directed the teen gymnastics hit STICK IT, which got a gold medal podium shout-out during the 2008 Olympics broadcast...as US Champion Nastia Liukin won gold in the All-Around Competition.
Simon & Schuster published debut novel "The Seven Rays" in 2009. Her original television pilots for THE 7 RAYS, LADYLIKE and CLOCKED are in development. An avid songwriter, Bendinger co-wrote “Hurts to Think” for Miranda Lambert’s last album, FOUR THE RECORD, and has been collaborating on a new stage musical called PSYCHED, a comedic journey through the wonderful world of mental health.
Jessica lives in Hollywood with her dog Minnie.
Favorite BREAKFST SPOT:
5'11 (without heels)
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