WRITER’S LOGLINE – SUSAN EILEEN JIZBA
I write stories that are often overlooked by History and by Hollywood: stories told from an authentic female perspective. Simply changing a male character to female by – “putting boobs on it” – doesn’t work for me.
I’m a truth seeker, a rebel, a humanist and an optimist. Despite the past, I believe in the future.
In the end, I believe, love will always win.
Growing up as the Black Sheep Liberal raised by a family of Conservatives, Susan Eileen Jizba has always felt like an outsider. Susan is a LA based writer who loves to create driven female characters that echo her personal quest to find her “own tribe”; a home in which she is understood, heard, and can fully express her own unique authentic voice
Fascinated with the polarity of how men and women view the same world very differently, Susan obtained a BA in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College. Inspired to express a feminine viewpoint in the fictional world, Susan learned the craft of screenwriting through UCLA Extension. Motivated to learn the industry and master its evolving marketing game plans, Susan worked at Disney, Beacon Pictures, Sony, and Samuel Goldwyn Films, as well as learning the ropes from Roadmap Writers.
Susan writes dramatic features with female leads that often combine the elements of grounded supernatural, romance and a bit of mystery.
Susan’s newest feature is THE PORTRAIT:
TITLE: THE PORTRAIT
FORMAT: Feature | Supernatural Romantic Mystery
LOGLINE: When a talented artist with psychic gifts is commissioned to paint the portrait of a skeptical British antique art dealer at his country manor, she must unravel the dangerous mystery of her own tragic past life in order to rediscover the love she lost and the home where she truly belongs.
COMPS: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE meets THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE
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CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS:
Susan’s next Feature | Supernatural Drama, that she’s currently writing is WOLF MOON MANOR
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COMPLETED FEATURES / 1 HR. TV PILOT:
THE PORTRAIT Feature | Supernatural Romantic Mystery
GUILTY Feature | Drama
THE ETERNAL FLAME Feature | Period Drama
FORMOSA PLACE One-Hour Serialized TV Series | Workplace Drama w/ comedic elements
WORK IN PROGRESS:
WOLF MOON MANOR Feature | Supernatural Drama
SUSAN EILEEN JIZBA, SCREENWRITER
SOCIAL MEDIA / NETWORKING:
Susan is a member of the wonderful industry organization Greenlight Women www.greenlightwomen.org an alliance of accomplished creative and business professionals 40 and over whose mission is to champion women and promote diverse perspectives in media.
Within Greenlight Women Susan formed and leads a weekly writer’s group for feedback and support, with an amazingly talented group of writers.
Susan is currently engrossed with her characters, their world and their adventures in her new feature WOLF MOON MANOR and is happily screenwriting now…..