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A theater actress in New York, I arrived in L A and quickly left acting and turned to producing and directing plays. I became part of a theater company, Actors Alley, under artistic director Jordan Charney. Shortly there after, Jordan made me the artist director of the second stage for seven years. Over the next ten years I was active as a producer / director for three different theater companies. My “day jobs” included working as veterinarian technician, animal behaviorist and teaching acting. I taught theater games to actors at Tracey Roberts Theater and Adam Hill Theater. Opportunity moved me into casting feature films and TV, Marlyn / Turco Casting. Following casting I formed Marlyn Management launching talents like John Corbett and Cynthia Stevenson. The first feature film that I directed was the “USA’s Up All Night” classic, “Bikini Car Wash”. My first directing venture into TV was a presentational sitcom pilot, “Making It” starring Ernest Thomas. Chosen as a candidate for the highly competitive, AFI Directing Workshop For Women, I wrote and directed the award-winning short, “Escaping Jersey”, narrated by Marietta Hartley. I have directed over 20 short films including "The Stronger”. Show runner, Warren Hutcherson, hired me as a staff writer for the NBC sitcom, ”Built To Last”. Unfortunately ”Built To Last” had a short life. I have shadowed as a director / writer on Seinfeld, Suddenly Susan, The West Wing and CSI Miami. For West Side Media, I serve as a contributing editor on their six magazines. My articles can be read monthly in the magazines and on my blog. I sit on the board of directors of Alliance Of Women Directors and I am an alumna of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My other interests are oil painting photography and I have a passion for Apple Computers and everything ‘gadget’. http://www.janreesman.com 310 739-7334 http://www.virtualstudiosentertainment.com

Work experience

Jan 2006Present

prodcucer

Virtual Studios Ent.
Slate of award winning feature script. Nicholl Fellowship and Disney Fellowship.
2001Present

board member

Alliance Of Women Directors
Jan 2004Dec 2007

producer

647k productions
Jan 1995Dec 1999

casting director

Marlyn/Turco Casting

Education

20002002

DWW

American Film Institute
19881990

AA

Fordham University
19641971

Rider University