Jill Gurr graduated from Boston University with a B.S. degree in Broadcasting and Film. She was the Public Access TV Coordinator for the largest cable company in Los Angeles and produced and directed hundreds of programs.
She was Assistant to the Vice-President of Creative Affairs at Paramount Studios, where she covered scripts as a story analyst. Jill has lived and traveled extensively around the world and is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.
For 20 years, Jill worked as a Script Supervisor on award-winning feature, television and commercial productions on locations all over the world, with famous actors and directors. She currently freelances on commercial productions.
As a Screenwriter, two of her scripts were produced: "Rigged," adapted from a novel by James Hadley Chase and starring George Kennedy, and "Socrates," a PBS pilot for "The Immortals" series starring Ed Asner.
In 1996, Jill was inspired to found Create Now (www.createnow.org) as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. The organization transforms the lives of youth in need through arts mentoring and opportunities. They serve abused, homeless, incarcerated and other challenged youth with programs in music, writing, visual arts, dance and theatre. Create Now has reached 35,000 of the most troubled youth in Southern California during the last 19 years.
Jill has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, ABC-TV, Fox11 News, NBC-TV and KTLA in their “Heroes at Home” segment, as well as in the Los Angeles Times.
She has published three books: "Mentor Youth Now: A Guidebook for Transforming Young Lives," and the autobiography of Joky Van Dieten, "Adventures of the Ancient Crystal Skulls," as well as the illustrated children's novel, "Dolphin Healing." All of these books are available on Amazon.
Unique traits: Two of my scripts have been produced and a number of them optioned. I'm fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.
Magic Castle After Dark
Television by Jude Gerard Prest (Family) Script Supervisor
The Vivero Letter
Film by H. Gordon Boos (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Script Supervisor A man in Central America finds his brother's murdered body. It turns out that his brother has been murdered because he knows the whereabouts of a lost city in the jungle. The man teams up with a search expedition and goes off to hunt for these ancient ruins. Unfortunately, almost every member of the group has plans to double-cross the others. All is resolved in bloody fashion in the middle of the jungle wilderness. Written by Jonathon Dabell <email@example.com>
Television (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Script Supervisor This action-packed fantasy takes place twelve thousand years ago, an undreamed-of age before recorded history filled with fantastic kingdoms across an uncharted world. An age of superstition and myth populated by mystical wizards and menacing creatures, this Hyborian Age spawned a true hero, Conan. With the aid of ragtag warriors Otli, Bayu and Zzeban, he quests to his homeland from the rule of an all-powerful sorcerer and deals with beautiful, fiery bandit queen Karella. Written by Anonymous
Film by Tibor TakÃ¡cs (Action and Sci-Fi) Script Supervisor When a man is murdered in Moscow, experimental bionic research brings him back to life. He then sets out to find his murderers and money that was stolen during the crime. Written by John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dead Man's Walk
Television (Western) Script Supervisor In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
TV Movie by Frank Pierson (Drama and Biography) Script Supervisor Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war President. Written by Rob Hartill
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning
TV Movie by Bruce Paltrow (Drama) Script Supervisor In New York two detectives of the 87th precinct are initially baffled by the brutal, ritualistic slayings of several young women. Through good detective work and clues left at the crime scenes by the psychopathic killer, they are able to deduce who the killer's next victim will be. A tense chase ensues as they try to prevent him from continuing his bloody rampage. Written by Doug Sederberg <email@example.com>
Film by Gregory Nava (Drama) Script Supervisor This epic film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs. Jose and Maria, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930s. They establish their family in East L.A., and their children Chucho, Paco, Memo, Irene, Toni, and Jimmy deal with youth culture and the L.A. police in the 1950s. As the second generation become adults in the 1960s, the focus shifts to Jimmy, his marriage to Isabel (a Salvadorian refugee), their son, and Jimmy's journey to becoming a responsible parent. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
TV Movie by Tony Bill (Drama and Family) Script Supervisor A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote.
Of Love and Shadows
Film by Betty Kaplan (Drama) Script Supervisor Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and her heart to the atrocities being committed by the state. Written by Anonymous
Film by Bruce Malmuth (Action, Drama and Thriller) Script Supervisor After winning the Olympic gold medal in the Pentathlon, East German Eric Brogar escapes to freedom in the United States. But his former coach vows revenge. When Eric's sadistic ex-coach finds him, Eric is caught in a deadly game fighting for his life. Written by Bren M.
Film by Lorenzo Doumani (Comedy) Script Supervisor Saul Schwartz, a married successful businessman, is bored with his life and decides he has had enough. So he gets a divorce, quits his job, and goes off to pursue his dream, in Hollywood to be a movie star. Only becoming a movie star isn't as easy as he thought. Nobody wants an overweight, 50 year old, New Yorker who looks like a lawyer. He's going to have to make a few adjustments. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Menace II Society
Film by Allen Hughes (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Script Supervisor This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. Written by Daniel Bredy <email@example.com>
Film by Anthony Page (Drama and War) Script Supervisor In 1942, the Japanese occupied the island of Singapore. During the take-over, not only military soldiers were taken prisoner, but also innocent civilians, particularly women and children. This is the story of a group of women who band together to face brutal treatment, harsh conditions, and ruthless captors to survive their internment. Written by mike407
ABC Weekend Specials
Television (Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family and 3 More) Script Supervisor A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.
The Inner Circle
Film by Andrey Konchalovskiy (Drama) Script Supervisor The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Highlander II: The Quickening
Film by Russell Mulcahy (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Script Supervisor The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <email@example.com>
TV Movie by Larry Shaw (Drama and Thriller) Script Supervisor A producer from Beverly Hills is shocked when someone steals all of her belongings out of her purse. The thief begins to make threatening phone calls and withdraws money from her accounts. The stalker becomes more and more dangerous until he finally tries to kill the producer. Written by Danielle Sokol <WishmasteR@deal-maker.com>
Film by Luis Puenzo (Adventure, Romance and History) Script Supervisor When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who knowing that he is dying, wishes to keep his identity secret so he can determine his own fate. Though he likes Arroyo, Bierce tries to provoke the General's anger whenever possible in an attempt to get himself killed, thus avoiding suffering through his illness. Winslow is intrigued by both Bierce and Arroyo, and the men are in turn attracted to her. She becomes romantically involved with Arroyo. When Winslow learns of Bierce's true identity (a writer whose work she has loved and respected for years), she is singlemindedly determined to fulfill his dying wish. Written by E.W. DesMarais <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Peter Masterson (Drama, Romance and Western) Script Supervisor The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful landowner who comports like the local boss. Written by Volker Boehm
Flowers in the Attic
Film by Jeffrey Bloom (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Script Supervisor After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by the grandmother, and their mother, who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritance she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder... Written by David Gibson <email@example.com>
Film by Robert Collector (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Script Supervisor A scientific group set out on a journey into space to find a magical creature. What they find is a killer computer on the ship they chartered. Written by Glenn J. Schworak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Princess Academy
Film by Bruce A. Block (Comedy) Script Supervisor Lowbrow humor is the feature in this slight comedy setting students at a finishing school against the snobbish and strict academians.
Film by Albert Pyun (Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Script Supervisor When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.
Film by Jerry Kramer (Comedy) Script Supervisor Geeky Clifford has a date with pretty Kelly. But when he comes to pick her up, she has gone to see her ex-boyfriend, the DJ at a nightclub, using her roommate Margo's car. Margo and their third roommate, CeCe, induce Clifford into driving them around, first to the nightclub to find Kelly, then on an all-night tour of the L.A. night scene in search of CeCe's new love, rock star Bruno X. Written by Jerry Milani <email@example.com>
Film by Kenneth Hartford (Action) Script Supervisor A diplomat's son is kidnapped by terrorists blackmailing the US government for plans of a new type of nuclear weapon. A friend of the diplomat puts together a squad of showgirls to rescue the son. Written by Tommie Nygren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Jefferson Richard (Thriller) Screenwriter
Film by Donald W. Thompson (Drama) Script Supervisor
Film by Charles Band (Action and Sci-Fi) Script Supervisor Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert people into zombie like creatures known as trancers. Whistler has managed to escape through time travel and is loose in 1980s L.A. but Deth is on his trail. Written by Col Needham <email@example.com>
Film by Thom Eberhardt (Horror and Thriller) Script Supervisor Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash in which she is completely unscratched. Soon, Denise becomes haunted by feelings of unworthiness as well as seeing strange people following her and hearing voices calling her name which no one but she can hear. Disregarding warnings from a psychic actress friend, Denise tries to get on with her life while it's revealed that she was supposed to die in the crash, but somehow escaped, now the unseen specter of death wants to collect her by sending its minions, people that have recently died, to kill Denise and finish the job what death had planed for. Written by matt-282
Please Don't Eat the Babies
Film by Henri Charr (Action and Horror) Script Supervisor Thugs kidnap teenagers Sugar and Bobbylee in order to trace the whereabouts of a treasure they think the two girls know the secret to. The girls tell the three thugs about a visit they had made years before as children to a mysterious island with friends. There, on the island, they had encountered an old man, Jedediah, and his wife Granny. The old couple lured unsuspecting island visitors to their cabin where they would kill and eat them. Sugar and Bobbylee's friends, all but one, met this fate, and the two girls escaped, though not before discovering a cache of gold doubloons. When the three thugs return to the island with the girl, they discover that someone is still there, guarding the island and the treasure. Written by Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Sean Roche (Drama) Script Supervisor
City of London Polytechnic
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