Talent Guide

Marissa Jo Cerar

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2009


Marissa Jo Cerar began her career working as a writer and producer on hit series such as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Freeform’s The Fosters, FOX’s Shots Fired, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, for which she shares nominations for both the Emmys and Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding Drama Series for season three.

She is a NAACP Image Award and Humanitas Prize winning writer-producer with a passion for socially conscious storytelling. She has spent her career focusing her creative efforts on projects that explore the intersectionality of the human experience through character-driven and female forward stories, such as her series Women of the Movement, which aired on ABC. In addition to her WOTM script winning the NAACP Image Award and the Humanitas Prize, the series has been honored as the Best Limited Series by the African American Film Critics Association and The Gracie Awards.

Marissa Jo’s new series, Black Cake, will stream on Hulu in fall 2023. Marissa Jo served as Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, along with Kapital Entertainment and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films.