Jill is originally from East Meadow, NY. She has traveled and lived all over the world and is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. She is the CEO of the nonprofit organization Create Now, which she founded in 1996. Jill has devoted the last 25 years of her life to helping 50,000 youth from under-resourced communities in Los Angeles to heal and thrive through therapeutic programs in the arts.
She has written a library of original screenplays in a variety of genres, and also as a writer for hire. Two of these were produced. Jill adapted the book Hit and Run by James Hadley Chase into the screenplay Rigged, which stars George Kennedy. This film was distributed internationally by CineStar Productions. She also wrote The Immortals, a PBS pilot that stars Ed Asner as Socrates. Several of her original screenplays were optioned.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 tent-pole screenplay), placed as a finalist in eight different writing competitions. Stay tuned for her autobiography, “What You Give is What You Get” - coming soon!