Jill Gurr

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About Jill

Jill has traveled and lived all over the world and is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. ​She's the Founder and Former CEO of the nonprofit organization Create Now, which she founded in 1996. Jill has devoted 25 years of her life to helping 50,000 youth from under-resourced communities in the Greater Los Angeles area to heal and thrive through therapeutic programs in the arts.

She worked for 25 years as a script supervisor on award-winning film and TV productions in exotic global locations with A-list talent. Jill's script Gangsta Love was co-written with incarcerated youth and was a finalist in the Creative Screenwriting/Unique Voices competition. Another project (a high-concept tentpole screenplay), placed as a finalist in eight different writing competitions. Stay tuned for her memoir, “What You Give Is What You Get” - coming soon!

Jill was selected by the British Council as one of the first four Americans to go on a Global Xchange program to South Africa and Belfast in 2010. Through the US State Department, she gives presentations to international diplomats and influencers. She’s featured in the book 100 Making a Difference that includes Steven Spielberg, Oprah, George Clooney, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Dwayne Johnson, and many other celebrities. This high-quality coffee-table book will be available on Amazon at the end of 2021.


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