Jessica Abbe


Jessica Abbe

Co-produced Angle of Inspiration, a 2004 PBS documentary about the effect on the small town of Redding, California, of a startling new bridge by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Writing credits include Power Paths (2008), about the Native American movement toward renewable energy development, and In the Light of Reverence. Wrote and produced documentaries on AIDS and San Francisco history. Helped start Bay Area Backroads, the highest-rated local program during her tenure as producer, and worked for two years with director Francis Ford Coppola and author Diane Johnson on a screenplay about the search for a cure for AIDS. Holds a B.F.A. in dramatic arts from New York University, and a master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley.

Job Title: 
Writer and Co-Producer



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