Screenwriter | Playwright | TV Writer
Patricia Resnick is a highly accomplished and esteemed American screenwriter, playwright, and television writer, known for her unique storytelling abilities that have made a lasting impact on both the big and small screens. Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Resnick found her passion for writing at an early age, eventually paving her way to a successful career in the entertainment industry.
Following her work on two Robert Altman films, “A Wedding” and “Quintet” Resnick's breakthrough came in 1980 when she co-wrote the iconic feminist comedy “9 to 5" alongside Colin Higgins. The film, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, became a cultural phenomenon and propelled Resnick to prominence. Her ability to seamlessly blend humor, wit, and social commentary made her one of the most sought-after writers in Hollywood.
Throughout her illustrious career, Patricia has contributed to numerous film and television projects, such as "Straight Talk" “Maxie” “Mad Men” and”Better Things.” Her extensive experience in various genres, ranging from animation to political satire, demonstrates her versatility and adaptability as a writer.
In 2008, Resnick's theatrical adaptation of "9 to 5" premiered on Broadway, further showcasing her talent for translating stories across different mediums. The musical, featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, earned multiple Tony Award nominations and solidified Resnick's status as a creative force in the industry.
A passionate advocate for women in film and television, Resnick has been actively involved in organizations such as the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Throughout her career, she has been a mentor and role model for aspiring female writers, helping to pave the way for future generations.
With a career spanning over four decades, Patricia Resnick's unwavering dedication to her craft, ability to tackle important social issues, and talent for creating memorable stories have earned her a well-deserved place among the pantheon of great American screenwriters.