JAMIE PACHINO is an award winning playwright, screenwriter and television writer. Her work has been produced in four countries, commissioned, published and honored.
As a PLAYWRIGHT, Jamie's work has been named the winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays production grant, the Laurie Foundation Theatre Visionary Award, Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson ("Jeff") Award for Best New Work, the Pinter Prize Gold Medal for Drama, the John Gassner Memorial Playwrighting Award, and the Francesca Primus Prize by the American Theatre Critics Association, among many others. Her plays have been nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and Illinois Governor’s Award, and named Runner-up for the Osborn Award (American Theater Critics Association) and Jane Chambers Award. Jamie's plays have been produced and developed by such theatres as Steppenwolf, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Geva, San Jose Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Northlight, Florida Stage, A Contemporary Theatre, and the Women’s Playwright Conference in Athens, Greece. Her newest play, OTHER THAN HONORABLE will have its world premiere at Geva Theatre, this spring.
On TELEVISION, Jamie is currently a writer/Supervising Producer on the series Chicago PD for NBC. Previous series work includes Halt and Catch Fire for AMC, Franklin & Bash for TNT and Fairly Legal for USA. She has written multiple teleplays for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Television and UP, including one that gathered Emmy and SAG nominations for Gena Rowlands. Her newest movie will premiere on Amazon this November, AMERICAN GIRL: MARYELLEN SPECIAL.
As a SCREENWRITER, Jamie has written features for DreamWorks, Disney, Vanguard Films, Walden Media, and Smith/Hemion. Other film scripts have been optioned by Greenestreet, Hearst, Trigger Street Films, and Lions Gate.
Jamie has served on the faculties of Northwestern University (her alma mater), University of California Irvine, National Louis University, Columbia College and the Chicago Academy of the Arts. She is a proud member of the WGA, The Playwrights Center, and the International Center for Women Playwrights, and is represented by Kaplan Stahler Agency, APA, and Cartel Entertainment.