Jessie Keyt

Assistant Arts Professor; Head of Screenwriting

Assistant Arts Professor

JESSIE KEYT is a writer and consultant for filmmakers and production companies in the US, UK, and Europe. Clients have included Working Title, Nickelodeon, 9 Story Media, Alicia Keys, Guneet Monga, Cine Qua Non Film Lab, and Amplifier Fellowship (Film Independent/Netflix). Her book Alternative Scriptwriting: Contemporary Storytelling for the Screen was published in 2023, and her award-winning feature film, SKIN, launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in various magazines and literary journals, and her plays have been produced in New York City. Jessie holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia’s School of the Arts, an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BA from Dartmouth College. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU and has taught at Columbia University, Sundance, and La Femis. Her research interests include alternative scriptwriting and climate-change storytelling. She is currently in development on an episodic series, a feature-length screenplay, and a nonfiction book on artist-built environments.