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 EvieStewartsFunnyBone.com!) 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.
"PAYNE IN THE XMAS"
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
"EVIE FINDS THE FUNNY"
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.
Name: Jan Stanton
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: THINK FAST, LLC
Occupation: Screenwriter, Creative Executive and Producer