JESSIE KEYT is an Assistant Arts Professor in Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a development, story, and script consultant for independent filmmakers and production companies in the US, UK, and Europe. Clients have included Alicia Keys, Nickelodeon, Working Title, 9 Story Media, and Bard Entertainment. Her award-winning feature film, SKIN, launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and received international theatrical release the following year. Jessie has taught screenwriting for Sundance; Columbia University; and La Fémis, the French national film school in Paris. She is a mentor for the Cine Qua Non Film Lab and the Amplifier Fellowship (Film Independent/Netflix) and co-author of the forthcoming book, Alternative Scriptwriting: Contemporary Storytelling for the Screen.