Jac Schaeffer

Jac Schaeffer is an American film director, producer and screenwriter known for her 2009 feature film debut TiMER and for writing the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow.

Life and career

Schaeffer holds a B.A. from Princeton University, and a master's degree from the USC School of Cinema. She is Jewish.
She wrote, produced and directed her first feature film, an science fiction romantic comedy called TiMER starring Emma Caulfield. The movie debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009 and saw a limited US release a year later.
Schaeffer wrote The Hustle, a Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, which was released in May 2019. Schaeffer is also developing her Blacklisted-script The Shower with Hathaway.
Schaeffer co-wrote the screenplay for the Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel with Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The film was released on March 8, 2019.
Schaeffer also wrote the Marvel Studios film Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, until she was replaced with Ned Benson, who was in turn replaced by Eric Pearson. She was also hired by Marvel to write the first episode and serve as showrunner for WandaVision, in January 2019.