Hall of Fame
Jan has produced and directed several independent films, TV projects, and theater productions. These include BIKINI CAR WASH, the cable TV show ANIMAL ALLEY,commercials and TV pilot MAKING IT. Jan Marlyn Reesman was one of eight women to win the 14th Cycle of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, which has been a major force in training women in narrative filmmaking. Jan produced and directing the award winning short film, ESCAPING JERSEY and the SAG short film, August Strindberg’s THE STRONGER, adapted by Pulitzer winner, Dennis Clontz. She has directed over a dozen shorts. She has had directing observer-ships on West Wing, Coach, Seinfeld, Renegade and Suddenly Susan and CSI Miami. Jan was hired as a writer on an NBC sit-com, BUILT TO LAST. The show did not last. Her collective career path has moved from performer, to casting director, to producing and directing for the theater, along with teaching acting, and writing. Jan’s interests are primarily to direct and write sitcoms. Jan is on the board of directors for The Alliance of Women Directors.