Jessica Postigo was born in Philadelphia, PA but raised in the Basque Country in northern Spain where she began her professional career as a political journalist for the national newspaper 'EI Mundo.' Based in San Sebastian, she wrote about the violent struggle for independence that resulted in 820 deaths since the 70's. She moved on to work for one of the country's top independent ad agencies where she created award-winning campaigns for international clients, including Newsweek, Converse and Renault over a period of four years.
Her lifelong passion for filmmaking inspired her to move to Los Angeles in 1996 where she has lived ever since. She began working in production. After line producing the documentary Better Living Through Circuitry, she went on to develop screenplays for various production companies, which ultimately led her to writing them for major studios. Amongst others are her adaptation of the National Book and Newberry Award winning YA novel by Nancy Farmer The House of the Scorpion for Warner Brothers and the true story of Columbian hostage rescue mission Operation Checkmate for Sony Pictures. She also adapted the new animated Tarzan 3D movie based on the classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs currently in production. Jessica adapted THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, which was recently released from Columbia with Unique Features and Constantine producing, Harald Zwart directing and starring Lily Collins, Lena Headey, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Jessica is actively involved in both national and local charity work. She's married and has two daughters, Libby and Nina.