Zimran Jacob is an Indian American drama television
writer originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. After
graduating Cum Laude from Chapman University
with a B.A. in Screenwriting, he moved out to Los Angeles
where he began to work as a dating coach for
high net-worth individuals.
One of his dating clients was a film executive who introduced
Zimran to a job in the finance department at
Gaumont Television, which released Narcos, Hannibal,
Hemlock Grove, and F is for Family during his
tenure at the company.
Zimran’s job at Gaumont led him to Marvel in the
writer’s room on the Netflix show, The Punisher where
he was able to contribute to the story in his role on
the support staff as the Showrunner’s Assistant. During
his time at Marvel, he pitched two stories which
became produced episodes.
Zimran sold his feature SWAG to 19f Productions where Kevin Pollak is attached to direct.
He was a PGA Diversity Workshop Fellow in 2019 and was a Semi-Finalist in both
the 2018 and 2019 Austin Film Festival. He brought enthusiasm to his job as Showrunner’s
Assistant for October Faction on Netflix. Most recently, he served as a writer on an
independent pilot. He also has two scripts in development with different production
companies, and has completed three studio writing assignments. He writes dark Shakespearean
dramas featuring Machiavellian characters, tribal power struggles, and is addicted
to crime stories.
Zimran created a software company that was stolen by two friends (not Facebook). He
has worked as a financial advisor and an NBA journalist. On top of that, he was a nationally
ranked chess player and can do that cool thing where you play a few games at
the same time.