Tania Meneguzzi

Tania Meneguzzi

Screenwriter, Producer and Director

Los Angeles, California

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About Tania

Australian-born Tania Meneguzzi is a multi-award-winning Screenwriter/ Director/ Producer based in Los Angeles.

Following coursework at the London Film School, Tania founded ZZ Productions Ltd, an independent production company in Notting Hill from 2004 to 2010. She wrote, produced, and directed several shorts that led to her debut feature film THE RUN. The suspense drama screened in 13 international film festivals and won five awards including one for Best Film and two each for Best Director and Best Actress. It also received nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Soundtrack, Best Actress, Best Film and Best in Festival. Tania also produced the European feature film HAPPY NEW YEAR LONDON written by award-winning playwright Berkun Oya. It was the opening film at the ECU Film Festival in Paris and screened in 10 festivals garnering three awards and was released theatrically.

Tania's skills as a Writer/ Producer/ Director were also recognized for her work on the comedy web series THE HOLLY DIDD SHOW that she created on the former web channel Bebo. Katy Perry became an online fan and the pilot was nominated as Best Webisode at the INNY Awards in NYC. Lastly in London, Tania's spec feature screenplay BRINK won the 'Best Screenplay' competition at the London Independent Film Festival held at the BFI. The story is now being adapted into a series.

Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2011, esteemed producers, authors, and individuals have commissioned Tania to write 25 screenplays, TV pilots, and book adaptations. Highlights include producer Brian Kennedy (The Homesman starring Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep and The Great Gilly Hopkins starring Kathy Bates & Glenn Close), producer Barry Navidi (Al Pacino's producing partner), actor/producer Joseph Fiennes, Oscar-nominated producer J. Todd Harris (The Kids are Alright), and most recently she developed an interactive series with WP Narrative_ for Will Packer Productions (Ten #1 Box Office hits).

In addition, her spec screenplay POST NO BILLS that she co-wrote won the 'Best Thriller Screenplay Award' at the Creative World Awards (2018) and her book adaptation of Carter’s novel JACK was a quarter-finalist in the New York International Screenplay Awards (2019).

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Credits

  • Time To Go

    Time To Go (2019)
    Film by Lesley Manuel (Drama, Fantasy, Sport and Thriller) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a feature screenplay TIME TO GO set in Arizona adapted from the novella by author Lesley Manuel.

  • My Garden

    My Garden (2019)
    Film by Maclovia Martel - Author (Comedy, Drama and Romance) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a feature screenplay MY GARDEN set in Los Angeles adapted from the novella by author Maclovia Martel.

  • The Talent

    The Talent (2017 - 2018)
    Film by Carter - Author (Action, Drama and Sport) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a feature screenplay THE TALENT set in Texas adapted from the novel by author Carter.

  • Post No Bills

    Post No Bills (2016 - 2018)
    Film by Select & Better Productions (Comedy, Crime and Drama) SCREENWRITER Developed and co-wrote a feature screenplay POST NO BILLS and TV pilot w/bible based on a treatment by producer/writer Page Nazarian. * Best Thriller Screenplay Award (Creative World Awards 2018)

  • Jack

    Jack (2018)
    Film by Carter - Author (Drama and Thriller) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a feature screenplay JACK set in Texas adapted from the novella by author Carter. * Quarter Finalist (New York International Screenplay Awards 2019)

  • The Show

    The Show (2018)
    Film by Carter - Author (Comedy, Family and Animation) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote an animation screenplay THE SHOW adapted from the novella by author Carter.

  • The White Rose

    The White Rose (2017 - 2018)
    Film by Roberto Silvi / Barry Navidi (Crime, Drama, Thriller and History) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a screenplay THE WHITE ROSE inspired by a historically famous story for producer Roberto Silvi & Barry Navidi (Al Pacino’s producing partner).

  • Confidential Title

    Confidential Title (2017 - 2018)
    Series by Joshua Zabar Productions TV Pilot Scriptwriter Developed and wrote a CONFIDENTIAL one-hour TV pilot and created the mini-bible for a series created by producer Joshua Zabar.

  • Killing Reality

    Killing Reality (2016 - 2017)
    Series by Robert Henderson - Author (Comedy and Drama) TV Pilot Scriptwriter Developed and wrote a dark one-hour TV pilot KILLING REALITY and mini-bible for a series adapted from the novel by author Robert Henderson.

  • The Living Dolls

    The Living Dolls (2016 - 2017)
    Series by Christopher Labinjo - Author (Drama and Sci-Fi) TV Pilot Scriptwriter Developed and wrote a one-hour TV pilot THE LIVING DOLLS and mini-bible for a series adapted from the novel by author Christopher Labinjo.

  • Trigger

    Trigger (2016 - 2017)
    Film by Ayelette Robinson - Producer (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote an original suspense story and feature screenplay TRIGGER set in Los Angeles for actress and producer Ayelette Robinson.

  • Unlawful Measures

    Unlawful Measures (2015 - 2016)
    Film by Barry Navidi Productions (Crime and Thriller) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote an original story and feature screenplay UNLAWFUL MEASURES for producer Barry Navidi (Al Pacino’s producing partner).

  • Theft of Hearts

    Theft of Hearts (2015)
    Film by LB Bacchus - Author (Drama, Mystery and Romance) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a feature period screenplay THEFT OF HEARTS set in Guyana and the US based on the novel by author LB Bacchus.

  • Watering Love

    Watering Love (2015)
    Film by Joanna Chehayeb - Author (Comedy, Drama and Romance) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a feature screenplay WATERING LOVE set in Manhattan adapted from the novel by author Joanna Chehayeb.

  • Stirrups

    Stirrups (2015)
    Series by Red Cloud Entertainment (Comedy and Drama) TV PILOT SCRIPTWRITER Developed and wrote a one-hour TV pilot STIRRUPS and mini-bible for creator/producer Chris Ribbe and fertility specialist to the stars Dr. Mark Surrey.

  • Forever Lasts Till Dawn

    Forever Lasts Till Dawn (2014 - 2015)
    Film by Monty Silverstone - Author (Drama, Romance, War and History) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a feature period screenplay FOREVER LASTS TILL DAWN adapted from the novel by author Monty Silverstone.

  • Sanction

    Sanction (2014 - 2015)
    Series by Catalist Productions (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) TV PILOT SCRIPTWRITER Developed and wrote a one-hour TV pilot retitled SANCTION and mini-bible adapted from the novel OPERATION ANGELICA by author Juliene Lloyd.

  • Confidential Title

    Confidential Title (2014)
    Film by Catalist Productions / Brian Kennedy (Drama, Sci-Fi and History) SCREENWRITER Developed and wrote a CONFIDENTIAL feature screenplay based on a treatment by producer Brian Kennedy (Credits: The Homesman w/ Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep and The Great Gilly Hopkins w/ Kathy Bates & Glenn Close).

  • Street Rider

    Street Rider (2014)
    Film by Joseph Fiennes / Barry Navidi SCREENWRITER Developed and rewrote an urban feature screenplay STREET RIDER by Jeff Hare set in Philadelphia for actor/producer Joseph Fiennes and Barry Navidi.

  • Living Vicariously

    Living Vicariously (2013)
    Series by Hokis Entertainment (Comedy) TV PILOT SCRIPTWRITER Co-created and solely wrote a half-hour TV pilot LIVING VICARIOUSLY and mini-bible for a scripted series for executive producer Stephanie Kradjian.

  • People of Interest

    People of Interest (2013)
    Film by Host Industries (Drama, History and Biography) SCREENWRITER Wrote a feature screenplay PEOPLE OF INTEREST based on a declassified CIA and Mossad rescue mission for producer Stephen Ellman.

  • The Holly Didd Show

    The Holly Didd Show (2010)
    Series by ZZ Productions (Comedy) Creator / Writer / Producer / Director Created, wrote, produced, and directed a web series THE HOLLY DIDD SHOW on the former web channel BEBO. Katy Perry was an online fan ☺. * Best Webisode Nomination for pilot episode (INNY AWARDS, NYC 2010)

  • Happy New Year London

    Happy New Year London (2006 - 2007)
    Film by ZZ Productions / Krek Films (Drama) Producer Produced the Turkish / French feature film HAPPY NEW YEAR LONDON, written and directed by award-winning playwright Berkun Oya. Dur: 88 min. It was the opening night film at the ECU Film Festival in Paris and screened in nine other international film festivals garnering three awards for Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. The film also received nominations for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Music.

  • The Run

    The Run (2004 - 2007)
    Film by ZZ Productions Producer / Writer / Director Produced, wrote, and directed the British feature film entitled THE RUN. Dur: 89 min. The film screened in 13 international film festivals and won five awards including one for Best Film and two each for Best Director and Best Actress. The film also received nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Soundtrack, Best Actress, Best Film and Best in Festival.

  • The Fairbank Hotel

    The Fairbank Hotel (2002 - 2003)
    Film (short) by ZZ Productions Co-Producer / Writer / Director Produced, wrote and directed the 16mm film THE FAIRBANK HOTEL. Official Selection Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 03, Arclight Hollywood.

  • The Quiet Garden

    The Quiet Garden (2002)
    Film (short) by ZZ Productions Producer / Writer / Director Produced, wrote and directed the 16mm film THE QUIET GARDEN. Official Selection Commonwealth Film Festival 02, United Kingdom.

Awards

  • Quarter Finalist "Jack" - New York International Screenplay Awards
    (2019)

  • Best Thriller Screenplay "Post No Bills" - Creative World Awards
    (2018)

  • Best in Festival Nomination "Happy New Year London" - Heart of England Int. Film Festival
    (2008)

  • Best Director Award "The Run" - Malibu Int. Film Festival
    (2008)

  • Best Feature Film Nomination "The Run" - Malibu Int. Film Festival
    (2008)

  • Best Director Award "The Run" - Int. Filmmaker Film Festival of World Cinema
    (2008)

  • Best Feature Film Nomination "The Run" - Int. Filmmaker Festival World Cinema
    (2008)

  • Best Feature Film Award "The Run" - Heart of England Int. Film Festival
    (2008)

  • Best in Festival Nomination "The Run" - Heart of England Int. Film Festival
    (2008)

  • Outstanding Direction Appreciation "The Run" - Women's Int. Film Festival Miami
    (2008)

  • Best Screenplay Award "Brink" - The London Independent Film Festival (screenplay competition)
    (2008)

  • Best National Feature Nomination "Happy New Year London" - 44th Golden Orange Film Festival
    (2007)

Education

  • The London Film School
    (2001-2002)

  • Dov S-S Simens' Film School
    (2001-2002)

  • Syd Field Scriptwriting Workshop
    (2001-2002)

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