About

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, 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, San Jose Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Geva, Northlight, Florida Stage, A Contemporary Theatre, and the Women’s Playwright Conference in Athens, Greece. 


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.

On TELEVISION, Jamie
currently writes for the series Halt & Catch Fire for AMC. Previous series work includes Franklin & Bash on TNT and Fairly Legal on USA. She has written multiple teleplays for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, Lifetime Television and UP, including one that gathered Emmy and SAG nominations for Gena Rowlands.

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 and Evolution Entertainment.

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