GEORGIA JEFFRIES is an award-winning writer-producer whose scripts have contributed to the cutting edge of television drama. As a showrunner on the critically acclaimed series, “China Beach”, “Sisters”, and “Cagney & Lacey”, she earned multiple Emmy nominations, two Writers Guild Awards, the Humanitas Prize, the Inter-Guild Merit Award and the National Commission for Working Women Award. She has also written numerous pilots for ABC, CBS, NBC and Showtime.
Her work in cable films includes the original HBO dramas “The Good Soldier” and “Iron Jawed Angels” as well as adaptations of the Bebe Moore Campbell novel, Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine for Showtime and Dr. Frances Conley’s best selling memoir, Walking Out on the Boys for Lifetime. She was the executive producer/writer of “My Husband’s Secret Life” for USA and “For Love and Glory” for CBS.
Her first feature screenplay, “Nobody’s Fool”, won the Gold Award at the Houston Film Festival and she later wrote “Confessions” for Universal and Jessica Lange’s Prairie Films before focusing on a career in television.
Ms. Jeffries has just completed her novel, HARD GRACE, which was inspired by the 1983 mystery behind Los Angeles’ own “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” murder case.
She holds the position of Associate Professor of Screenwriting at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She also serves as Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Writers Guild Foundation and is a former Executive Vice-President of PEN USA West.
A native of Peoria, Illinois, Ms. Jeffries graduated cum laude from UCLA and began her career as a journalist for American Film magazine. Her essay, “The First Time They Told Me I Write Like a Man”, was published in The First Time: Tales from the Hollywood Trenches (Harper-Collins). Her commentary is also featured in Women Who Run the Show (St. Martin’s Press).