Independent Writers' Caucus
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