Jessie Keyt

Assistant Arts Professor; Head of Admissions

Assistant Arts Professor

Jessie Keyt, Head of Admissions and Assistant Arts Professor in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, is a writer and consultant for independent filmmakers and production companies in the US and Europe. Clients have included Alicia Keys, Nickelodeon, Working Title, Bard Entertainment, and the Shooting Gallery. She was a Head Writer and Senior Story Editor at Nickelodeon and is currently writing and producing a limited TV series based on Histoire d’O, and is co-writing a series with Brazilian film director Natalia Leite.  She was a 2014–15 Research Fellow in Berlin, Germany, where she developed a film project on the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher. Her award-winning feature film, SKIN, launched at the Toronto International Film Festival and received international theatrical release in 2009. For several years, she taught screenwriting in the MFA Film Program at Columbia University and at La Fémis, the French national film school in Paris.