James Engel has written and performed in a variety of media: film (I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly), TV (Boardwalk Empire, Stacked), comedy stage (UCB, ioChicago), legit (Shakespeare on the Hudson, Soho Rep), and radio (q101 Morning Fix). He’s enjoyed collaborations with many directors, including Noah Baumbach and John Hamburg. James has optioned several features and sitcoms. James is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv program, and David Mamet's Atlantic Theatre Company. James received his BA in Drama from Vassar College.
Film (Drama) Actor Told through a kaleidoscopic use of mixed-media, 1/1 presents an experiential journey of a twenty-year-old girl, Lissa, struggling to make sense of her life. Stuck in rural Pennsylvania, in a dead end job, Lissa passes through a world filled with sex, drugs and despair. She needs to come to terms with her father's devastating death and reconcile with her estranged mother before she will be able to escape her isolation and rediscover love, life and most of all hope.
Television (Crime, Drama and History) Actor Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. Written by WellardRockard
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Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor Peter Klaven's world revolves around his real estate work and Zooey, his soon-to-be fiancée. After he pops the question, she calls her best friends and they go into wedding planning mode. Peter has no male friends and that poses problems: will he turn out to be a clingy guy, and who will be his best man? Zooey, her friends, and Peter's brother Robbie offer help that results in awkward moments. Then, at an open house Peter's hosting, he meets Sydney, an amiable, low-key guy. They trade business cards, and Peter calls him to meet for drinks. A friendship develops that's great at first but then threatens Peter's engagement and career. Can guys be friends and couples be in love? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Comedy) Actor Skyler Dayton is tired of her non-stop partying lifestyle and bad choices in boyfriends. Wanting a major life change, she wanders into "The Stacks," a small family-run bookstore owned by Gavin Dewitt and his brother, Stuart. Divorced and unlucky in love himself, Gavin's inclined to regard Skyler as an embodiment of the vacuous, image-obsessed culture he has come to abhor. Stuart, however, is dazzled by Skyler's beauty and, much to Gavin's horror, offers her a job at their store, which she happily accepts as the first step in her quest for a steadier lifestyle. Unhappy that she's going to be minding the till next to such an intimidating bombshell is the store's sole other employee, Katrina, who doles out doses of realism and cynicism. Rounding out the characters is the store's one steady customer, Harold March a preeminent but retired rocket scientist. Written by JustAli25
Film (Drama and Comedy) Actor A newly married couple try to build their social life.
Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor Lester is an occasional substitute teacher and he's very jealous. He is jealous about the last boyfriend of Lester's slightly wacky current partner Ramona - arrogant best-selling author Dashiell. Lester joins Dashiell's therapy group under an alias to find out if Dashiell still has any feelings for her. Written by Anonymous