Hanala Sagal

Hanala Sagal

Adventurous Arts LLC
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter

Santa Monica, California

Member Since:
May 2015
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About Hanala

Hanala Sagal starred on "Shape Up L.A!" as Suzan Stadner from 1985 to 2000, published a best-selling book in 2006 and won the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Centerpiece for writing "Elvis & Nixon." Her brand is Comedy Wellness: Content for a Better Tomorrow and Funnier Today, trending on YouTube with 500M views and 400K subscribers. Hanala is in development on "Traumaland" (dark comedy, feature) based on her memoir "My Parents Went Through the Holocaust and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" featured in "The Last Laugh" starring Mel Brooks. Hanala wrote "The Lost Cell Phone Blues" ​and sings with the Traumedy Central Band.​

"A memoir by Hanala (Stadner) will have you laughing and crying."​ - People Magazine Deputy Chief, Michael Haederle

Unique traits: Comedy, Singing, Dancing, Impressions


  • Traumaland

    Traumaland Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Biography Behind the scenes of TV’s first Life Coach — her addictions, bad dates and inspirational recovery from childhood trauma.  A STAGE 32 Comedy Writing Semi-Finalist.


  • Elvis & Nixon

    Elvis & Nixon (2016)
    Film by Liza Johnson (Comedy and History) Writer, Actress, Producer A recreation of the meeting at the White House between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon.

  • Dot Com Bride

    Dot Com Bride (2015)
    Film by Hanala Sagal (Romance) Writer, Producer

  • Under the Red Carpet

    Under the Red Carpet (2015)
    Film by Aaron Webster (Biography) Writer, Actress, Producer

  • Hung

    Hung (2010)
    Television by Dmitry Lipkin (Comedy and Drama) Actress A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

  • Biography

    Biography (2008)
    Television by Agnes Nixon (Documentary, Biography, History and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew, Self First hosted by veteran actor Peter Graves, and later by Jack Perkins, this popular Arts and Entertainment Network series profiled the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Traumedy Central

    Traumedy Central (2007)
    Film by Hanala Sagal Writer, Producer, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Stunts, Animation department, Art director, Casting director, Editor, Editorial department, Self

  • The Young and the Restless

    The Young and the Restless (1995)
    Television by Lee Phillip Bell (Drama) Actress Set in Genoa City, Wisconsin, The Young And The Restless is the thirty-year-old soap that centres on the saga between two wealthy families (the Newmans and the Abbotts) in the cosmetics industry. Head of the Newman clan is Victor Newman, the arrogant, cavorting billionaire and his wife Nikki; and running the Abbott show is Jack Abbott, the irresponsible, playboy CEO and his sister Ashley. Most of the show is centred on the competition between the two companies: Victor's Newman Enterprises and the Abbotts' Jabot. Written by Josh

  • The Suzan Stadner Show

    The Suzan Stadner Show (1994)
    Television (Talk-Show) Writer, Producer, Director, Self

  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
    Film by Mel Brooks (Adventure, Comedy and Musical) Actress The standard story of Robin Hood: Evil Prince John is oppressing the people while good King Richard is away on the Crusades. Robin steals from the tax collectors, wins an archery contest, defeats the Sheriff, and rescues Maid Marian. In this version, however, Mel Brooks adds his own personal touch, parodying traditional adventure films, romance films, and the whole idea of men running around the woods in tights. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Confessions and Fantasies

    Confessions and Fantasies (1992)
    Film by Hanala Sagal Writer, Self

  • Playboy: Intimate Workout for Lovers

    Playboy: Intimate Workout for Lovers (1992)
    Video by Bud Schaetzle (Documentary) Writer, Miscellaneous Crew

  • Return of the Living Dead II

    Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
    Film by Ken Wiederhorn (Comedy and Horror) Actress In this first sequel to The Return of the Living Dead, a group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxen gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

  • Ruthless People

    Ruthless People (1986)
    Film by David Zucker (Comedy and Crime) Actress Sam Stone is a clothing manufacturer, who married his wife Barbara, for the money that she was supposed to inherit from her dying father, but her father didn't die for another fifteen years. He is now planning to kill her and he tells his girlfriend Carol what he is going to do. He then on his way home to do just that but when he gets there, she's not there. He then receives a call from someone claiming to have kidnapped Barbara and threatening to kill her if he informs the police, which he does hoping that they do. What Stone doesn't know is that the kidnappers, Ken and Sandy are a couple whose idea for a garment he stole and made fortune off, are not that lethal, as a matter of fact Barbara's more lethal. And what Stone doesn't know is that Carol, has another boyfriend and they plan to blackmail Sam, by videotaping him disposing of Barbara's body. When her boyfriend, Earl goes there to do that, the person who goes there was not Sam but a guy with a hooker, and the guy instructs the ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

  • Shape Up L.A

    Shape Up L.A (1985)
    Television (Talk-Show) Writer, Actress, Producer, Director Hanala Sagal, a YouTube viral sensation since 2007, was host of the award-winning "Shape Up LA" and "Suzan Stadner Show" (1985-2000). Acclaimed author, life coach, and celebrity, Hanala is credited as being the "Jewish Oprah". She is a Dependent Personality Disorder Specialist, and celebrates her 31 years of Sobriety. Written by STAFF - Traumedy Central

  • Stand Alone

    Stand Alone (1985)
    Film by Alan Beattie (Action and Drama) Actress A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.

  • Alley Cat

    Alley Cat (1984)
    Film by Ed Palmos (Action) Actress A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.

  • Michael Jackson: Thriller

    Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983)
    Film (short) by John Landis (Horror and Music) Actress Michael Jackson and his date are watching a movie. They leave, and take a shortcut through the graveyard on the way home. Michael turns into a werepanther-type creature, and then later a zombie, as he gets down and funky in a tremendous dance scene to the tune of his song "Thriller." Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

  • Elvis and the Beauty Queen

    Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981)
    TV Movie by Gus Trikonis (Drama) Actress, Stunts One of many biographical films involving Elvis Presley. Shortly after Elvis' separation from Priscilla in February 1972, Elvis met a former Memphis beauty queen, Linda Thompson, and her friend Jeannie Lemay at a movie theater in Memphis in July 1972. This made for TV movie stars Stephanie Zimbalist as Linda Thimpson and Don a Johnson as Elvis Presley and focuses on their turbulent 4 year relationship, which focuses primarily on Elvis' drug abuse & his affairs with other women. This movie does not portray Elvis in the best light, so fans who are easily offended in regards to negative stories involving Elvis may want to pass on this one.

  • Fernwood Tonight

    Fernwood Tonight (1977)
    Television by Norman Lear (Comedy and Talk-Show) Writer Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies of guests that might appear on real talk shows, only with the twisted small-town mentality of Fernwood. Music was provide by the sad-faced Happy Kyne and his Mirthmakers; Happy was also the proprietor of a fast-food restaurant called Bun 'n' Run. Written by Mike Konczewski

  • Movie Kisses

    Movie Kisses

  • Showy


  • On the Set W Jasper Cole

    On the Set W Jasper Cole
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