Jess has worked in script development across the film and television industry for the past ten years and has recently been recruited as one of six new regional Talent Executives employed by the BFI and tasked with finding and developing new and emerging filmmakers
in the north of England. Prior to this Jess worked as Development Executive with Dublin-based Blinder Films developing projects across their feature film and television slate. From 2013–2017 Jess was the Development and Production Executive at regional funding body Creative England where she exec produced short films and developed first feature projects. In 2010 Jess established script Monkey an online script consultancy business for new writers and has worked as a freelance script reader and editor for many production companies, new writing theatres and broadcasters. Jess holds an MA in Film and Television Production from the University of Bristol and a post graduate diploma ins script Development from the national Film and Television school in the UK.