Jillian Armenante will be a featured guest on the Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell live radio/tv show hosted by King of Cool Jimmy Star along with Cool Man About Town Ron Russell to discuss her new film STUCK, her career and the entertainment industries at large.
Jillian Armenante was recently named Best New Director by the prestigious NewFilmmakers LA. She is a member of the AWD, PGA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA. Her company Stoic Entertainment is developing KITTENS IN A CAGE into an animated series with the Emmy Award winning Bento Box Entertainment. Stoic is also currently in development deals with WeTV and Film Afrika.
Ms. Armenante produced and directed the comedy STUCK by Heather Turman and David Mickel starring Heather Matarazzo, Joel McHale, Felicia Day and many more. Stuck just won Best feature at the Scottish Indie Film Fest and was chosen for the Hollywood Reel Indie FF (nominated Best Picture, Best Actress), First Glance FF (nominated Best Director, winner Best Comedy) the Pasadena International Film Fest, the Artemis Film Fest (Best Picture- Pro Action, Best Director), the Atlanta Indie Film Fest, and the New York City Indie Film Fest.
She produced and directed THE LIST by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, starring Saffron Burrows winner of the Hollywood Reel Indie FF for Best Short Film.
She executive produced, wrote, directed and acted in the original series KITTENS IN A CAGE based on the play by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, with Michelle Monaghan, Amy Brenneman, Misha Collins and many more. KITTENS IN A CAGE was selected for the New York Television Festival and just received a Best Feature Award as well from NewFilmmakers LA.
KITTENS has won a multitude of awards including…
Temecula Independent Film Fest: Best Comedy Feature & Top 5 of Festival, IndieFest Film
Awards: Award of Excellence, LA Spotlight Film Festival: Best FeatureFilm, LA Comedy Festival:
Best Feature and Best Ensemble, Grand Prize, Best Comedy Feature
Official Selections of NewFilmmakersNY, Downtown Film Fest LA, Independent Filmmakers
Showcase. and many more…
Jillian Armenante was named Top 100 New Media Content Creators by the New Media Film Festival.
Armenante worked in Iraq where she participated, with a grant from the US State
Department, as a director for the ART OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FESTIVAL and the Iraqi
premiere of Heather Raffo’s NINE PARTS OF DESIRE.
As an actress, her film credits include BACKSEAT, HAIL,CEASAR!, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, BAD TEACHER, A MIGHTY HEART, NORTH COUNTRY and GIRL, INTERRUPTED.
Her TV credits include BETTER CALL SAUL, FRESH OFF THE BOAT (recurring as
Nancy), SCANDAL, THE FOSTERS, SHAMELESS, PARTY DOWN, CASTLE, THE
CLOSER, PRIVATE PRACTICE, GREY’S ANATOMY, E.R., SIX FEET UNDER, THE
WEST WING, and NORTHERN EXPOSURE. She was a series regular (130 episodes)
on the CBS Drama JUDGING AMY for which she won a TV Guide Award.
“For the last 25 years, Jillian Armenante is one of a handful of artists I count amongst the most
gifted and uniquely capable I know.” Tom Hulce
(Oscar nominee AMADEUS, Emmy winner Heidi Chronicles, 8 time Tony winning producer for SPRING AWAKENING & AMERICAN IDIOT.)
“Her shining intelligence, artistry, intuition, empathy and leadership skills make her a great
creator.” Helen Shaver
(Director 13 REASONS WHY, ORPHAN BLACK, VIKINGS, LAW& ORDER: SVU, CASTLE, JUDGING AMY)
“It is rare that I have such a pleasurable task, extolling the talents and virtues of such an
extraordinary artist.” Amy Brenneman
(Exec Producer HEARTBEAT & JUDGING AMY, Actress NYPD BLUE, PRIVATE PRACTICE & THE LEFTOVERS)
“She is sharp, funny, and fearless, I cannot recommend her highly enough.” Niki Caro
(Writer & director of WHALE RIDER, director of MULAN, NORTH COUNTRY, MCFARLAND USA,, ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE.)
“Jillian’s talent as a director grew naturally from her many years as an actress. Her warmth,
insight, wit and ability to communicate her ideas is heightened by a strong visual and stylistic
sensibility.” Michael Engler
(Director, DOWNTOWN ABBEY, THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, 30 ROCK and Exec Producer of THE BIG C).
The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Jillian Armenante and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with her about her career and the entertainment industries at large.
Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, and Cool Man about town Ron Russell as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!
To hear/see Jillian Armenante live on the Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell tune in to W4CY radio on Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 from 3-5 pm ET and 12-2 pm PT online at www.w4cy.com from anywhere in the world!
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