One film I really like is Aquamarine which is a fairly popular chick flick movie. It was written by Jessica Bendinger. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois, USA on November 10th 1966, now 48. She has written several films including Bring It On in 2000, 2004’s First Daughter and 2006’s Aquamarine. She was also a writer and creative consultant for Sex and The City. Her first movie was The Seven Rays which was published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster. The story follows 17-year-old, Beth Michaels, who uncovers elements of the supernatural on her journey of self-discovery. She began as a model who worked for designer Stephen Sprouse. She was named by Glamour Magazine as one of Hollywood’s ‘Most Powerful Women under 40’ in 2005.
In 2011, she co-wrote the song ‘Hurts to Think’ on Miranda Lambert’s last album Four The Record, and “Mostly Grey,” co-written with Emerson Hart, which appears on his 2014 album “Beauty In Despair”.
Her movies have earned more than $500 million worldwide.
She is a former journalist for SPIN Magazine and MTV News but has also directed music videos such as Queen Latifah, Steady B, Coro, Tony Terry, Warrior Soul, Masters OF Reality and Loudness. Her Queen Latifah video for ‘Fly Girl’ was nominated for two billboard awards: Best Rap Video and Best Director/ Rap Video. Jessica’s screenwriting credits include: The Truth about Charlie, First Daughter and Aquamarine. Her uncredited work includes: What a Girl Wants, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Charlie’s Angels 2, Just like Heaven, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, G-Force and Hitch.
She wrote and directed the teen gymnastics hit Stick It, which got a gold medal podium shout-out during the 2008 Olympics broadcast as US Champion Nastia Liukin won gold in the All-Around Competition.
She has been collaborating on a new stage musical called Psyched which is a comedic journey through the world of mental health.
Jessica now lives in Hollywood with her two dogs Minnie and Emma. She studied university at Columbia University in New York.