Introduce Yourself : First Time saying Hello by D A Stenard

D A Stenard

First Time saying Hello

My name is Deb Stenard but on my scripts, I go by D. A. Stenard. Originally from Massachusetts. Lived in NYC for a decade and left a large part of me there when I moved to LA. Actress, producer, and mostly writer. I was Susan Sarandon's stand-in (try saying that 3 times fast) In THELMA & LOUISE. I write COMEDY. Tried to be serious, just doesn't happen. Have had some contest wins, a few options that went nowhere. I am one of the in-house writers for AEGIS FILM GROUP where, with my writing partner, we have written a faith-based film, a history series, a few sitcom pilots, and did work on one of their fantasy film projects. I am writing two scripts at the moment. CHRIS MESS- a four-quadrant very funny (humble brag) Christmas family film and a historical adventure script based on the life of Patrick Moriarty. He was once known to the FBI and the Police Department of NYC as "The World's Greatest Safecracker". He fought against Pancho Villa, apparently loved nitro gylcerin and spent 20 years in Sing-Sing. He was my Great-Uncle Pat. I swore I would write his story and buy him the headstone his family denied him.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, D A Stenard! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage 32. Nice to meet you, and welcome to the community! I was looking over your profile, but you don't have much there. Maybe you could use some of this post to help build up your bio! Feel free to reference my blog post on "Polishing Your Profile" to help guide you:

Wow, what a cool background! And what a cool connection to your Great-Uncle Pat! Where are you at in the writing process? Definitely reach out to our Director of Script Services, Jason Mirch, who is excellent at matching projects with potential executives (or possible managers, in your case):

I’m sure you’ve already discovered the Screenwriting Lounge (, but definitely reach out on the Acting Lounge ( for insight into characters, dialogue, and even when you want to generate interest in a virtual table read!

Keep in mind that these lounges are like the VIP Filmmaker's Lounges at Film Festivals, so this is where you can meet the people doing the work, get advice on anything you're working on, and/or give back to those who may need advice. We're a very supportive and encouraging community! I think you'd also enjoy my intro blog post on how to engage with the Stage32 Community:

Enjoy exploring the lounges, and don't forget to comment and respond to others’ posts, too! It's the best way to really connect! And, of course, feel free to reach out at any time.

Kinney Scott


D A Stenard

Hey Karen. Thank and lots of good info you have given me. I will look into all of it. I have a very busy real job that currently pays the bills, not not up on all my networking, but I will do it! Because then I can someday QUIT the real job, God willin'.

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