Jill Rachel Morris

Lecturer in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

MFA

Jill Rachel Morris was a consulting producer with First Look Media, Good Films, and Dan Wigutow Productions. She is an Executive Producer on THE INFILTRATOR, directed by Brad Furman and starring Bryan Cranston. Jill helped to found and was the Executive Vice President at producing/financing entity Indian Paintbrush. While there, among many projects, she co-produced the Duplass Brothers’ JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME; she also forged a creative relationship and an overall deal with writer/director Jason Reitman. She served as Senior Vice President of Production at Focus Features, where her films included Martin McDonagh’s directorial debut, IN BRUGES. Prior to her time at Focus, she spent 5 years with Nina Jacobson as Vice President of Production at the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group (Disney). She also developed features with Keri Putnam at HBO Films. Before switching to film, she worked in the theatre as a dramaturg, artistic associate, and creative producer with companies including the Sundance Theatre Lab (where projects included the Steven Sater/Duncan Sheik musical adaptation of SPRING AWAKENING); The New Group; Juilliard; Naked Angels; Malaparte (Ethan Hawke, Artistic Director); New York Stage & Film; Roundabout Theatre Company; the WPA; the Nederlander Organization, and CenterStage (Baltimore, with Irene Lewis), where she also created and curated the performance series OFF CENTER. For two seasons, she was an artistic director of the Yale Cabaret. She is a lecturer at Columbia University and has lectured at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, NYU’s Department of Special Programs, The New School for Drama, and Emerson College. Jill is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Drama.