Jan Stanton

Jan Stanton

Screenwriter, Creative Executive and Producer

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
July 2014
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About Jan

I'm currently producing my first short film, "THINK FAST" -- a drama on a deadline about an agent who must sign a client to save her career, or ignore the client to save a wrong-number suicide caller's life. ("How many bad choices does it take to make the right decision?")

In my screenwriting cache, I've got a Cranky Christmas Comedy for the Family; a fish-out-of-water Rom Com; a 1-hour drama pilot; a 1/2 hour single-camera comedy; a Web Pilot; and a Modern Family Spec. (Luckily, only about half of what I write about is from my own life— yikes!)

My storytelling is influenced by a background shaped by my can-do perspective. Let me tell you, today it takes guts to wear rose-colored glasses. But I think like an entrepreneur, I perform like an entrepreneur, I’ve raised entrepreneurs (Oh, and I’ve been on the cover of Entrepreneurial Woman magazine, does that help?) A background of fearlessly jumping in, rolling up my sleeves, and creating something from nothing is not only hip, it builds character.

I see characters everywhere, and I’ve raised a couple of characters of my own: “Murphy Brown” and her younger sister Goldie Hawn... er, I mean, a sports marketing agent and a television actress.

(You want unique? Okay, but don’t tell anybody: I’ve got a secret identity as a 20-something blogger at !) And as a long-time E.R. Volunteer, I see it all, even if my rose-colored glasses are a bit cracked.

Specialties: Creating something out of nothing and finding the funny even when it hurts.
Current Projects:

a cranky Christmas Comedy for the Family
about feeling the holiday spirit whether you want to or not!

one hour edgy drama series
about the risks of getting involved

half-hour single camera comedy series
about being stuck in the ER

sexy web series (and more) that takes you
to a place you've never been before...

a fish-out-of-water rom com about finding the funny, even when it hurts

MODERN FAMILY writing sample "Secret Santa Sucks" about the competitive perils of Christmas Eve dinner when perfect presents, potluck and TP are all on the menu.



  • A PAYNE IN THE XMAS, a cranky Christmas comedy

    A PAYNE IN THE XMAS, a cranky Christmas comedy "When a frazzled Flight Attendant tries to escape the infamy of her viral "I Hate Xmas!" meltdown, she gets trapped between a diva Realtor who makes her a house-sitting slave, and the old bully next door – a feisty Widower who force-feeds her Christmas cheer."

  • CRISIS CENTER, a one-hour drama for TV

    CRISIS CENTER, a one-hour drama for TV Drama "When a female Sports Agent and a Financial Felon (posing as a crisis counselor) are locked in an edgy triangle with a Runaway Girl, their worlds collide inside the rehabbed Venice building holding her start-up Agency on the top floor and his alternative Hotline Center on the ground."Who do you think needs a Crisis Hotline more: the person who calls — or the person who answers?

  • EVIE FINDS THE FUNNY, a half-hour, single-camera comedy TV pilot  (finalist in Stage 32 Happy Writer's TV Contest)

    EVIE FINDS THE FUNNY, a half-hour, single-camera comedy TV pilot (finalist in Stage 32 Happy Writer's TV Contest) Comedy "A young comedy Actress's rising star crashes when a stalking Paparazzo and community service at the ER force her to juggle her career hopes, her worst nightmare, a cynical hospital Staff — and an off-limits Dr. Dreamy."If laughter is the best medicine, shouldn't we all try to "find the funny" — even when it hurts?

  • FUNNY BONE, a fish-out-of-water rom com that knows where it hurts

    FUNNY BONE, a fish-out-of-water rom com that knows where it hurts Comedy Romance “When a Starlet must volunteer in the ER, she's forced to juggle her fears, her infamy, and her feelings for a super-private Doctor while dodging the stalking Paparazzo whose sneaky snaps of her sexy screw-up put her there.”

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