Chairperson & Founder
Emeritus Board Members
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Jan Marlyn Reesman is an alumna of the American Film Institute DWW, where she wrote and directed her award-winning short film ESCAPING JERSEY.
She became a member of AWD in its early stages and sat on the board for nearly twenty years.
Jan is a writer/director member of THE ACTORS STUDIO under Mark Rydell, Paul Mazursky before he passed and Lou Antonio.
She was a staff writer on ABC sitcom BUILT TO LAST (which it did not)
She directed the feature BIKINI CAR WASH aka CALIFORNIA HOT WAX. (needed a film) and the and the TV pilot MAKING IT staring Ernest Thomas and many short films. (see IMDB)
Currently, Jan is writing a pilot, BABY BOOMER BUNNIES. Sizzle reel on IMDB.
She has directed over 50 plays in the past.
Jan is an animal activist and runs a 501c3 non-profit. SAINT FELIX CAT RESCUE.