Jennifer Vandever is an author, screenwriter, and educator born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She's the author of the novel The Bronte Project, published by Random House (US) and Simon & Schuster (UK) and translated into Spanish, Italian, and Polish. The Bronte Project was also optioned for film by director Nisha Ganatra (LATE NIGHT, THE HIGH NOTE). A second novel, American Tango was published in 2016.
She has optioned numerous screenplays to both independent and studio-based producers. She's a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program, has written film criticism for The Village Voice and was the co-screenwriter of the film JUST ONE TIME.
Vandever is an adjunct professor teaching courses in Screenwriting, Screwball & Romantic Comedy, and Women in Film for Emerson College's Los Angeles program as well as its MFA program in Dramatic Writing.
Female, Over 40
(Romantic Comedy Feature - THE LONG SHOT meets CRAZY, STUPID LOVE)
A governor's wife runs against him after she discovers an affair.
(Comedy Feature - comps: ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, SWEET HOME ALABAMA)
A disgraced Washington political aide returns to her rural hometown of Spearfish as its mayor, rekindling an old romance while confronting an international incident with Finland.
(TV Drama - think BABYLON or MAD MEN)
A young woman in 1922 Hollywood discovers the darker, less glamorous side of Hollywood's early beginnings as an aspiring director who becomes involved with a closeted male movie star.
Character-driven, Female-centric, Romantic, Bittersweet
Female, Over 40