Nicknamed "Jade" and also "Ronni", Veronica was born to mother, Joann, a former model, nurse and grief counselor and to father, Maurice, a pharmacist and was raised in Ohio, California and Arizona.
Veronica has been writing short story and feature-length screenplays for over 20 years and has been producing film for over 10 of those years. She is also an accredited script consultant and video website designer.
When not screenwriting, ghostwriting for others or script editing, Veronica works as a freelance voice-over artist, specializing in local t.v. commercial and radio ads. She is also an accomplished poet, in which she offers her books for free on Barnes & Noble and iTunes.
"Jade" as most call her, first got her start in movies when she was lucky enough to be cast as an extra in the 1984 film, Starman, at the age of 12. It was then that she fell in love with the art of filmmaking. She attributes and credits her love of film to her mother and father.
Veronica auditioned for a small role in the 1994 film, Natural Born Killers, but did not receive the part and decided to pursue the craft of screenwriting and film production instead, taking an occasional background acting gig for fun. Throughout the years, and as a realist, Veronica has proudly worked regular jobs to make ends meet while pursuing her film/writing career, including factory machine operating, security detail and data conversion operator for the USPS.
A huge movie buff since first seeing the original Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) in the theater with her mother, Veronica's drive for succeeding in the film industry stems from knowing that everyone has a story to be told. She loves the reactions of an audience in a dimly lit theater, when a scene has captured their attention and respects every aspect of filmmaking, appreciating the work of both cast and crew. Veronica, as do most people, lives out her fantasies, vicariously, through movies on the big screen, be they short story video/animation or major feature-length film, from silent movies to "talkies."
Veronica has been a major advocate for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for over 10 years, as well as a proponent for LGBT equality, a major contributor to Mercy Ships Africa and a staunch supporter for the M.A.D.D organization.
Name: Veronica J. Valentini
Lives in: Cleveland, Ohio
Company: Cherry Wine Entertainment, LLC.
Occupation: Producer and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Juggles, Plays Guitar. Other traits, V.O. artist and can write a great mad scene.
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Autism: A Curious Case of the Human Mind
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A Blood Story
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The Price of Honor
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