Patricia Resnick

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Patricia Resnick
BornFebruary 9, 1953
Miami, Florida, USA
EducationUniversity of Southern California
OccupationScreenwriter, TV writer, producer

Patricia Resnick is an American screenwriter and producer, known for her work on films like 9 to 5, Straight Talk, and Maxie. She has also worked as a consulting producer or co-producer on TV series like Mad Men and Better Things.


She met Robert Altman while studying at the University of Southern California and started her career working with him on the film 3 Women.[1] She collaborated several times with Altman, beginning with developing 3 Women. She later appeared as herself in one of his films, The Player. One of her biggest successes came in 9 to 5: Resnick wrote the first draft drama, and Jane Fonda cast herself, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton in the leads, the last in her first film role.[2]

Resnick served as a writer on a number of television series, and as a supervising producer on the final season of Mad Men.[1][3] She got a Tony nomination for the musical of 9 to 5, written with Dolly Parton ran on Broadway in 2009 and was recently a huge hit on the West End in London. She is currently working on a sequel to 9 to 5 alongside Rashida Jones.

Selected filmography (as writer)[edit]




  1. ^ a b Goldberg, Paula (2019-01-02). "Screenwriter Patricia Resnick on Altman, Mad Men, and Working 9 to 5". The Beat: A Blog by PremiumBeat. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ "Dolly Parton: first footlights, now films". The Australian Women's Weekly. 28 May 1980. p. 145 Supplement: FREE Your TV Magazine. Archived from the original on April 30, 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Gay Female Oscar Voter to Academy: Don't Kick Me Out "to Help You Deal With a Publicity Nightmare"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-08.

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