Patricia Resnick

Writer / Producer

Patricia Resnick is an American writer and producer of films, television and theater.


Resnick is best known for writing the original screenplay for the film 9 TO 5, a comedy classic and one of the top-grossing films of all time.

After graduating from USC, Resnick, under the tutelage of her mentor Robert Altman, co-authored A WEDDING (British Academy Award and Writer’s Guild nominations) and QUINTET starring Paul Newman. Other films include MAXIE (Glenn Close) and STRAIGHT TALK, which reunited her with Dolly Parton.


Resnick most recently was co-executive producer on season 4 of BETTER THINGS for which she wrote two episodes. Prior to that she wrapped a stint as co-executive producer on Netflix's Armistead Maupin’s TALES OF THE CITY starring Laura Linney and Ellen Page which won the Glaad award for Outstanding Limited series. Other recent television credits include consulting producer on multiple hour dramas including the final season of MAD MEN.

She has written numerous pilots for television for networks including Showtime, CBS and FX and her seven produced made for television movies include THE BATTLE OF MARY KAY starring Shirley MacLaine and Parker Posey who both gave Golden Globe-nominated performances.


Her theatre work includes her Drama Desk nominated book for the Broadway Musical 9 TO 5 which garnered four Tony nominations and sketches for Lily Tomlin's first one woman Broadway show APPEARING NIGHTLY. The musical of 9 TO 5 recently wrapped a year long sold out engagement on London’s West End and is set to tour Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and South Africa.