- Country: Canada
- Province/State: Ontario
- City: Toronto
- Field of Work: Fiction/Scripted
- Union: WGC
- Rep: The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
- Interested In: TV Writing Room and Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material
- Recent Credits: Letterkenny (Season 6), Children Ruin Everything
- Favourite Movies: The 400 Blows, Medicine for Melancholy, Clueless, Cleo from 5 to 7, Get Out, Tangerine, 20 Feet from Stardom
- Favourite TV Shows: Dramas: Killing Eve, Little Fires Everywhere, Succession, The Crown, Breaking Bad, Comedies: Chewing Gum, Fleabag, Dead to Me, Detroiters, Atlanta
- Contact Information: email@example.com
- Link: http://JessicaMeya/
Jessica Meya is an award-winning writer who has written for Hulu’s HOLLY HOBBIE, CBC Gem’s DETENTION ADVENTURE, and CTV’s CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING. Meya began her writing career in her hometown, Ottawa, when she wrote and produced her first short film, Still (2010), which screened at the historic ByTowne Cinema. Shortly after graduating from Humber College, Meya became an executive assistant at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where she acquired a deeper understanding of network television development and programming. In 2016, she co-founded Working the Scene in Colour, a grassroots initiative that organizes live reads of scenes written by indigenous and writers of colour. In 2018, she was a recipient of the Breakthrough Artist Award given by Ben Watkins, creator of Amazon’s HAND OF GOD. Jessica is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time Television program, and holds an Honours BA in Psychology. She also has a post-graduate certificate from Humber College’s TV Writing and Producing program.
I love scripted dramas and comedies. I grew up loving television, everything from A DIFFERENT WORLD to ER. I want to write for a show that aims to entertain and inspire. My original material typically centers on complicated, female leads constantly balancing their needs with the needs of others. Also, they just happen to be women of colour.
Check out my CFC Teaser here!: https://vimeo.com/323794605