Jessica Bendinger

Jessica Bendinger

Jessica Bendinger is an acclaimed screenwriter and director whose work has spawned myriad sequels, TV shows and Jeopardy questions. Her directing credits include the feature film Stick It and numerous music videos for artists such as Queen Latifah and Warrior Soul. Her writing credits include the iconic Bring it On!, The Truth about Charlie, First Daughter and Aquamarine. A former journalist for Spin Magazine and MTV News, Jessica is also a published novelist, a songwriter and has several pilots in development.

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The Bad News Bears

1976
Paramount Pictures
Michael Ritchie’s 1976 comedy about a squad of underachieving Little Leaguers and...
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The Candidate

1972
Warner Bros.
Michael Ritchie’s acerbic  satire on the backroom maneuvers of political campaigning seems like a...
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Smile

1975
United Artists
Smile, Michael Ritchie’s aptly named 1975 film, takes aim at American beauty pageants and the...
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