Marissa Lessman is a screenwriter and producer currently based in Los Angeles and Chicago. She has had work (theatrical/film/television) produced in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. She was recently a staff writer at Second City in Hollywood and has written for “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!”, “Intern Diaries” (on Youtube) and head writer for the critically acclaimed news website WTFPlanet.com. Marissa graduated with honors from Depaul University's screenwriting school with a M.F.A. She has studied improv and sketch writing at the world famous Groundlings Theatre and Improv Olympic. She is currently a resident playwright at Lookingglass Theatre, and working on a confidential book project with Fineprint Literary Management. In the midst of post production on films, "Phil." and "Break", Marissa’s writing has won awards at Houston-Worldfest International Film Festival script competition, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, Georgia Shorts Film Festival,2019 TIFF New Voices Series, Women in Film Finishing Competition, American Zoetrope Script Festival, and London International Film Festival. www.BBFprods.com
I have been in the industry since 2010.