Jill Jaress, CEO of "Got A Laugh Entertainment", completed her full-length romantic comedy, 1 Nighter (2012), in February 2012. She served as writer/producer/director and starred in it with Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
Her first film titled, Someone to Love (2007), screened at Cannes to an SRO audience in the short film corner, won the Broad Humor Film Festival, was a finalist in the academy-qualifying USA Film Festival, as well as the Queens International Film Festival, the Big Bear Lake Film Festival, Through Women's Eyes Film Festival, Sundays in the City Film Festival, Cinema City International Film Festival and was honored in the Accolade Awards. It also screened in the Flint Film Festival and The Beverly Hills High-Def Film Festival.
The mission of "Got a Laugh Entertainment" is to produce commercially successful, uplifting comedies and family films. We have four more films in development including the full-length feature of Someone to Love (2007), two outstanding romantic comedy feature scripts titled "Forever Yours?" and "Love to Steal", and an outstanding family fantasy titled "The Christmas Spirit".
Miss Jaress won the WGA Producers Access Program with "The Christmas Spirit" script. It was also a finalist in the screen-writing division in the Cinema City International Film Festival. She won an Excellence in Writing award for her full-length feature script based on her short, Someone to Love (2007).
She wrote for the TV series, Safe at Home (1986), and a play titled "Rude Awakening", which was honored as a literary work in the Writers' Digest Competition and included in the Audrey Skirball-Kenis California Play Collection. She also wrote, directed and produced an educational television series titled "Breaking In" for cable and a pilot for KYPA radio on health and fitness titled "Star Secrets".
Jill's extensive acting resume for film and television is available at IMDB.com. Amongst her many theater credits are a starring role in the musical, "Dean", on the West End in London. She also appeared with Pierce Brosnan in Tennessee Williams' play, "Red Devil Battery Sign", in London. On Broadway, she co-starred in the long-running hit musical, "No No Nanette".
Between films, Jill has completed a how-to book for actors titled "Acting: Everything My Agent Never Told Me". It features fifty-four chapters of business advice for aspiring actors, as well as one-on-one interviews with Steve Martin, Martin Landau, three top casting directors, two top agents, writers, directors and producers.