Jessica Ruston

Screenwriter
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Jessica Ruston began her writing career in feature films, before moving on to write and publish two works of non fiction and four novels, including the best selling Luxury, before moving to writing for TV after the birth of her daughter.

She has written for Casualty and on Harlots for Hulu, Young Wallander for Netflix and Around the World in 80 Days for the BBC.

Jessica has a large development slate of both original and adaptation projects with companies including eOne, Little Island Productions, Monumental Television, Dancing Ledge, Wild Mercury, Expanded Media, Yellowbird UK, Big Light, and 42 UK/US for both terrestrial broadcast and streaming.

Jessica is represented by 42 MP.

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Jessica Ruston is appearing at the following sessions:

Breaking into Genre TV

Breaking into Genre TV

In the crowded landscape of television production, binge watchers search by genre. Netflix, Amazon, and every other streaming service automatically feed viewers more of what they like. Writing in a specific genre is more important than ever before. How do you appeal to the fans of your chosen genre?